Dr. Dalia Saadat is an attentive and thorough optometrist practicing her craft for over 9 years in the Los Angeles area. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Anthropology from UCLA. She then went on to obtain her Doctorate from the Southern California College of Optometry (now called Marshall B. Ketchum University), where she graduated with glaucoma certification. Dr. Saadat practices a full scope of optometry including routine eye examinations, contact lenses as well as glasses prescribing. She is experienced in diagnosing and treating ocular disease with a focus on glaucoma, diabetes and cataracts. She is a certified member of the American Board of Optometry.
When she is not taking care of her patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her new baby girl.
California State Board of Optometry with TPA and TLG Certification, 2008
2004-2008 Southern California College of Optometry – Fullerton, California
Doctor of Optometry, May 2008
2002-2004 University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, June 2004 – Magna Cum Laude
2000-2002 Santa Monica College – Sana Monica, California
Associate in Arts Degree with Honors, June 2002 – Dean’s List of Academic Excellence
December 2015 CPR Certification American Heart Association, Adult and Infant
Cedar Sinai, Los Angeles, California
October 2013 Lacrimal Irrigation and Dilation Certification
Berg Feinfield Vision Correction, Sherman Oaks, California
March 2007 Paragon Corneal Refractive Therapy Certification
Professional and Work Experience:
February 2017 Doctor of Optometry, East West Eye Institute – Los Angeles, CA
Primary Care and contact lens services
Aug 2008- January 2017 Doctor of Optometry, Dr. Harold E. Reaves, M.D., Inc, Los Angeles, CA
Providing primary care and contact lenses services, including dilated fundus exam and gonioscopy to a wide spectrum of patients. Experienced in treating, prescribing, and referring ocular disease, including primary and secondary glaucoma, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, macular hole, anterior and posterior segment uveitis, and foreign body treatment and management. Co-managed cataract and pterygium surgery as well as focal laser photocoagulation, laser iridotomy, and laser iridoplasty. Experience in treatment and management of dry eyes, including punctual plugs. Experience in analyzing OCT, and visual fields.
Feb 2009-May 2011 Doctor of Optometry, Larchmont Optometrics Inc, Los Angeles
(Dr. Maria Georgitsis-Auerbach, OD)
Provided comprehensive eye exam including dilated fundus exams, and visual field perimetry. Provided complete contact lens care and fitting, including sphere, bifocal, multifocal, and color contact lenses. Co-managed lasik and cataract surgery. Diagnosed and treated ocular disease and injury.
Feb 2008-May 2008 Intern, Veterans Administration Hospital, West Los Angeles, CA
Provided services in primary care, glaucoma management, ocular disease and chronic care, and low vision in a hospital setting to predominantly geriatric population. Co-manage glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic eye care. Fit specialty contact lenses for irregular corneas, perform bedside eye care in the hospital and nursing care facilities for non-ambulatory patients. Presented and participated in Grand Rounds discussion.
Nov 2007-Feb 2008 Intern, Optometric Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Provided services in primary care, contact lenses (including keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration), pediatrics, vision therapy, and strabismus, ocular disease and chronic care, low vision, and dispensing. Performed fundus photography, OCT, HRT, corneal topography, gonioscopy and other advanced optometric techniques.
Aug 2007-Nov 2007 Intern, Veterans Ambulatory Care Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
Provided services in primary care, glaucoma management ocular disease and chronic care. Co-manage glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic eye care.
May 2006-Aug 2007 Intern, Eye Care Center of Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Provided services in primary care, contact lenses, pediatrics, vision therapy, ocular disease and chronic care, low vision and dispensing.
2004-present Member, American Academy of Optometry
2004-present Member, California Optometric Association
English, Farsi, Spanish, Hebrew (basic)