Meet our Los Angeles & Cypress Optometrists
Dr. Regine Smet, O.D.
Dr. Regine Smet graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1991.
She went to South Africa for a year immediately after graduation to teach at a local university and to work in a private optometry practice. Upon returning to California, she worked for ophthalmology practices and provided eye exams to the elderly in nursing homes. She was lucky to participate on missions for the Lyons club to provide much needed eye care to the people of Guyana.
She opened the optometry office in Costco Los Feliz in 1997 and Costco Cypress in 2005.
She can speak Spanish, Dutch, and French and is certified in therapeutics.
Dr. Audra Yoshimura, O.D., F.A.A.O
Dr. Yoshimura graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1996. She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry immediately thereafter.
She has been working with Dr. Smet at the Los Feliz Costco for more than 18 years.
She speaks Spanish and is certified to prescribe therapeutic medications.
Dr. Brent Gibson, O.D.
Dr. Gibson received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1974 from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He joined into private practice with his father and brother in Wisconsin and remained there from 1974 to 1993. He and his wife and 2 children moved to California in 1993 where he practiced independently in several clinics and worked for a 5 year period as managing doctor at Lenscrafters. Dr. Gibson has been working at the Los Feliz Costco for more than 10 years.
Dr. Alan Sands, O.D.
Dr. Sands obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry in 1977. He worked at Eyexam of California/ Lenscrafters as a full-time associate for 27 years, before joining the team at the Los Feliz Costco in 2016. He still works per diem at Healthcare Partners at Long Beach as needed. He has served on international and domestic missions with the Gift of Sight and later, Onesight organization to South America, Baja California, Montana, Texas and more.
He can speak Spanish and is certified to prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat infections, allergies and more.
When not at work, he enjoys time with his wife and pet dogs and various outdoor activities.
Dr. Jonathan Duong, O.D.
Dr. Duong graduated from Southern California College of Optometry in 1999. He provides thorough comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fitting, treatment and management of ocular diseases with recommendations on how to maintain healthy eyesight in the work place.
Before joining the team in Costco Cypress, he worked at UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health Services, Marine Corp Air Station Miramar and various private practice settings. He received many awards within the profession of optometry and is particularly proud of his achievements in the contact lens specialty.