Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Our doctors take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Steven Rauchman practices comprehensive ophthalmology at North Valley Eye Medical Group in Mission Hills, California and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He treats a broad range of eye disorders including glaucoma, cataracts and the effects of diabetes as well as a special focus on dry eye conditions.In addition he has been an investigator for over 25 clinical research trials at North Valley Eye , treating a variety of ocular disorders. Born in Los Angeles, California he completed his undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors.Dr. Rauchman received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, graduating as a Regent’s Scholar. Following an internship at the University of Southern California, he completed his residency at Boston University Affiliated Hospitals.He is also a clinical faculty instructor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.Dr. Rauchman is a volunteer with Eye Care America and on the Board of Directors for the Concern Foundation for Cancer Research.Dr. Rauchman is married and has three daughters and is a huge fan of Bob Dylan and Los Angeles sports teams.
Dr. Robert Smyth- Medina practices comprehensive ophthalmology at North Valley Eye Medical Group in Mission Hills, California and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He treats a broad range of eye disorders including glaucoma, cataracts and the effects of diabetes as well as performing LASIK for vision correction. In addition he has been an investigator for over 25 clinical research trials at North Valley Eye , treating a variety of ocular disorders. Born in Mexico, he completed his medical degree at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana X. Dr. Smyth-Medina completed his internship in Medicine and Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center at State University of New York and a glaucoma Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to practicing in the United States he specialized in general medicine and was the Director of a medical clinic in Mexico. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Smyth-Medina is a volunteer with Eye Care America, and has been featured on many Spanish language news programs as a spokesman for Eye Care America and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Smyth-Medina is married with two daughters and enjoys making wine in his spare time.
Dr. Tang is a board-certified optometrist and is licensed to practice Optometry in California. Dr. Tang has practiced Optometry for over 10 years.
Dr. Tang obtained a Doctor of Optometry in 2001 from New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Riverside in 1996. She conducted her externship at the North End Community Health Center in Boston, MA specializing in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disorders. Dr. Tang completed externships at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fresno, CA and North Hampton, MA. Dr. Tang also completed an externship at the Eye Foundation of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT where she received training in glaucoma treatments and retinal diseases.
While finishing her Doctorate degree, Dr. Tang participated in a relief mission to Merida, Mexico, providing free eye care services and eyewear to underprivileged residents of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Dr. Tang takes great pride in providing all of her patients the highest quality in eye care, prescribing glasses and contact lenses.