Physicians

Nicole Fram, MD

Dr. Nicole Fram is a nationally recognized ophthalmologist in the areas of refractive and complex cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and external disease. She is the managing partner of Advanced Vision Care and a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Nicole Fram, MD

She completed her residency at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital and served as the co-chief resident, followed by a fellowship in Cornea and External disease at Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Academically, she has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and textbook chapters in the areas of cataract and corneal disease. She serves as the Chair of the Cataract Subcommittee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the editor of the Cataract Consultation Section of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (JCRS), and is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) cataract committee.

Dr. Fram is passionate about being an early adopter and implementing innovative medical and surgical techniques to advance the field of Ophthalmology. She participates in multiple clinical trials and investigator-initiated research in the areas of cataract and corneal disease. Dr. Fram lectures both nationally and internationally and enjoys teaching innovative surgical techniques to colleagues, residents, and fellows.

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SAMUEL MASKET, MD

Dr. Samuel Masket is a board- certified ophthalmologist and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, and has specialized in complex and complicated cataract surgery.

He is the author of more than 100 scientific articles and two textbooks, which are revered by his colleagues worldwide. He has been recognized as one of the 50 most influential ophthalmologists, according to “Cataract + Refractive Surgery Today”. He is past president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and has served on the Board of Trustees of The American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Masket has performed guest surgery and lectured in many international locations, and served on teaching missions with Orbis International. Dr. Masket has developed surgical instruments and methods that are used by surgeons worldwide. He holds US Patents intraocular lens designs.

More recently Dr. Masket has developed the Samuel and Barbara Masket Foundation. It provides assistance for patients in need, supports clinical research at Advanced Vision Care, and provides post-graduate Clinical and Research Fellowships.

Ayaka Sato, OD

Dr. Ayaka Sato is a Comprehensive Optometrist who has received her medical training at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Sato has immense experience working with diverse patient groups, enabling her to provide a highly-personalized treatment to her patients.

Dr. Sato has a California Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents and Glaucoma Certification and a Paragon/Coopervision CRT Certification. She has worked in numerous settings, including multi-specialty MD-OD clinics and retail optical centers, prior to joining Advanced Vision Care. Dr. Sato has worked extensively with patients diagnosed with ocular disease and has experience administering cutting-edge optometric treatments, including Topcon automated phoropter, Zeiss/Oculus OCT, Lipiflow and Blephex. Her specialization is pre-op and post-op management for cataract, glaucoma and diabetes induced eye conditions.

Dr. Sato is a valued member of the American Optometric Association, in addition to having membership in the California Optometric Association and Los Angeles County Optometric Association.

Samantha Dodda, OD

Samantha Dodda is a residency trained optometrist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Dodda received her training at the Illinois College of Optometry, and during her time there she was inducted to the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society and graduated with clinical honors. She also spent her summers participating in corneal research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from which she has co-authored and published multiple papers.

Dr. Dodda then went on to complete her residency at the Indiana University School of Optometry, earning the distinction of Consultant of the Year, and is the youngest clinician to have received this award. During her residency training, Dr. Dodda focused on anterior segment disease, dry eye treatment and management, and ocular emergency services. She hopes to continually be at the forefront of eye care, clinical research, and provide the most innovative practice techniques to her patients.

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