nimesh-pathakDr. Nimesh Pathak is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of corneal diseases, cataract surgery, and laser vision correction. He understands that patients trust him with their most precious sense, their eyesight. He strives to improve his patients’ lives by safeguarding and optimizing their vision.

Raised in Orange County, Dr. Pathak earned his Bachelor of Arts in molecular and cell biology at the University of California at Berkeley where he graduated with honors. He was able to continue his academic excellence at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago. He then completed his medical internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Pathak honed his surgical skills at the Cook County Hospital of Chicago where he served as chief resident. Wanting to expand his knowledge of corneal diseases and refractive surgery, Dr. Pathak completed a fellowship at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Pathak specializes in diseases of the cornea. He has undergone extensive training in procedures such as corneal transplantation, DSAEK, and the treatment of dry eyes. He has received certification for the use of Intacs segments in the treatment of keratoconus. He is trained in the newest laser vision correction techniques, including “bladeless” LASIK. He has presented his research at international ophthalmology conferences such as the World Cornea Congress. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Along with cooking and traveling, Dr. Pathak enjoys spending time with his two daughters and his wife.

After spending 5 years in a group practice serving the Long Beach area, Dr. Pathak decided to start his own practice. Lucent Vision is the culmination of his dream to provide an eye care experience where patients are treated like family members. Even though he has access to the best technology in his new office and at all of his affiliated surgery centers, Dr. Pathak understands that compassion is his greatest asset as a physician.

Leslie Sanchez, Head Receptionist/Ophthalmic Technician

Leslie SanchezLeslie is an integral part of our team. She is the first person you see when you walk in our doors and the last person to walk you out. After meeting Leslie you will quickly learn that she is a jack of all trades at our office. She handles everything from insurance to our state of the art machines. She finds joy in learning new things and challenging herself, always with a smile. She helps to keep the office organized and our lines of communication open with our patients. Her compassion for people and making them feel as though they are family is what she prides herself in.

Her hobbies include traveling, watching movies, finding a good deal, and volunteering. She loves music and dancing. Aside from that she loves spending time with the ones she loves.

Angana Pathak, Facilitator/Housekeeping/Accounting/Designer/Motivator

Angana PathakYou will see Angana in and out of the office every so often. She doesn’t do much in the day to day but she is responsible for most of the nitty gritty. By trade she is a registered architect and has had the opportunity to help Dr. Pathak to make his dream come true. With his vision and her technical skills they were able to create a truly unique atmosphere. She truly believes that spaces, colors and pictures can really help patients feel at ease.

In Angana’s free time (which is not much) she loves spending time with her 2 daughters, teaching them to be giving and good human beings. She also enjoys traveling, learning about new things, and going to live concerts. Angana loves working side by side with her husband.

Her favorite quote, “We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.” – Mahatma Gandhi