Michael L. Baker, O.D.

Michael L. Baker, O.D. is an optometrist who specializes in contact lenses and low vision.

Dr. Michael L. Baker is an optometrist who specializes in contact lenses and low vision. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Irvine earning a bachelor’s degree in biology. He continued his studies at the Southern California College of Optometry to become an optometrist. Dr. Baker’s optometric experiences include; Bel-Red Vision Clinic in Bellevue, Washington, The Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in West Los Angeles, California, and the Center for the Partially Sighted in Culver City, California. Dr. Baker has practiced in a variety of clinical settings ranging from working in private practice to helping patients with reduced vision, as well as serving our veterans at a Veteran’s Hospital in Los Angeles. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and California Optometric Association. After graduating in 2012, he provided care to patients in private practice and ophthalmology.


8/2008 – 5/2012    Southern California College of Optometry – Fullerton, CA
Doctor of Optometry

8/2002 – 12/2006     University of California, Irvine – Irvine, CA
B.S. in Biology

Leadership and activities

2009-2010               Omega Delta Optometric Fraternity Cabinet Member (Historian) – Fullerton, CA
2008-2012                SCCO Class of 2012 Cabinet Member  (Historian)  – Fullerton, CA
2005-2006               U See Eyes Pre-Optometry Club  (Member) –  Irvine, CA

Clinical Externships

5/2010 –5/2011
8/2011- 11/2011      Eye Care Center – Fullerton, CA
Primary Care/Ocular Disease

5/2011 – 8/2011   Northwest Eyecare Network –  Bellevue, Washington
Primary Care/Ocular Disease Private Practice Setting

11/2011-2/2011       Center for the Partially Sighted  – Culver City, CA
Low vision Care

11/2011-2/2011       Optometric Center of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Primary Care/ Disease Management

2/2012 – 5/2012      VA West Los Angeles – Los Angeles, California
Primary Care/Ocular Disease


Professional Experience

6/2014 – Present       East West Eye Institute –  Los Angeles, Torrance, West LA, Gardena  –
Primary Care, Low Vision and Contact Lens

10/2012 – 6/2014     Retina Macula Institute  – Torrance, California
Ophthalmology- Institute for Treatment and Research of Advanced Vitreal and Retinal Disorders

8/2012 –  6/2014      Eyexam of California  – Los Angeles, California
Primary Care Commerical Setting

7/2012 – 6/2014       Eastgate Optometry Care -Garden Grove, California
Primary Care/Ocular Disease Management Private Practice Setting


Languages spoken     

  • Korean- Read, write, and speak conversational.
  • Spanish- Read, write, and speak conversational.