Dr. 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.
Tannia, Receptionist/Ophthalmic Technician
Tannia started with Lucent Vision in 2017 and is an integral part of our team. She started college with a major in Education and then switched over to Business. Tannia helps to run many of our day to day operations. She is a wonderful ray of sunshine. She loves working with our diverse group of patients. She was born in Hidalgo, Mexico and as a native of Long Beach went to Wilson High school. She loves to spend time with her boyfriend, Steven, and their dog Luna. They spend a lot of time at the beach and hiking through California. Lucent Vision is lucky to have her.
Bianca, Receptionist/Ophthalmic Technicial
Bianca started with Lucent Vision in early 2018 and has a background in Ultrasound technology. She went to High school in downtown Long Beach at Renaissance High school and then went to college to study micro-biology. Bianca loves to spend time getting to know our patients and making them smile. She has a witty little 2 year old named Sarah, that takes up most of free time. When Bianca is not at work she is spending time with her family.
The moment we went into Lucent Vision my wife and I had a good feeling about the place. The doctor and his crew are very professional and work very organized. The place is super clean and I believe that shows that they care about their work.
We went in for a LASIK consultation and we had a very good talk about what makes a person a good candidate or not. I am a good candidate but my wife was not. I believe my wife would have been sold a package at one of the other laser places who do not place patient care at the top of their list. Anyone who gets LASIK here will know they are getting top notch technology and care! The price quoted was very good for the type of services to be rendered.
– Brandon S.
I had a friend visiting from China who wanted Lasik. I contacted about 5 different laser centers and chose Lucent Vision because Dr. Pathak responded personally to my inquiries, both quickly and thoroughly explaining the process. It looked as if she would be a candidate for Lasik, but when we arrived for her appointment and Dr. Pathak did the final check, he said that she was on the border and that although Lasik would probably be okay, he felt PRK was a safer option. He was very patient in explaining the pros/cons, and gave her the option to come back a different day after thinking about it. Since she was here only for a limited time, he did everything he could to accommodate her schedule, even offering to stay late one evening. Dr. Pathak and his staff made the experience a great one and I have recommended Lucent to others.
– Gretchen T.
Dr. Pathak recently performed my LASIK and the results have been phenomenal. My vision is now 20/15!
I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Pathak and his staff. They answered all my questions (and I had a lot) in a truthful, friendly and reassuring manner no matter how insignificant the question.
Not only was Dr. Pathak great to work with and gave me perfect vision the price of the surgery was very reasonable. I did a lot of research before choosing a doctor and found out that Dr. Pathak uses the best of the best surgical machine while maintaining a low price point. I had other doctors quote nearly double what Lucent Vision charged.
If you are considering LASIK I highly recommend stopping in to see Dr. Pathak at Lucent Vision. Even if you decide to go elsewhere the consultation is free!
Dr. Pathak is great! He is very intelligent, will give you clear profound answers to all your questions. I am very happy I went to his office because this is a doctor who sincerely cares about his patients and will give a reliable professional opinion with excellent service.