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David Kirschen, OD, PhD

Optometrist located in Brea, CA

Meet Dr. Kirschen

Dr. David Kirschen has one goal in mind with every patient that he sees: To use his person-centered approach to provide the most effective care possible. For more than 47 years, he’s been giving expert eye care for patients of all ages in private practice, and he couldn’t be happier to continue helping patients see clearly here at Customized Vision Care. Dr. Kirschen is from Modesto, California. After two years in the pre-med at UCLA, he transferred to the University of California-Berkeley to earn his Bachelor’s degree in optometry as well as a Doctorate in optometry and a Doctorate in physiological optics. He also completed a fellowship with Professor Merton C. Flom while at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Kirschen specializes in pediatric eye care and participates in the InfantSEE® program, which offers free eye exams for infants up to one year old. He also provides expert care for strabismus, amblyopia, binocular vision anomalies, and computer-related vision problems. In addition, Dr. Kirschen has extensive sports vision knowledge—he’s worked with many Major League Baseball teams, as well as with the National Hockey League, and as a team optometrist for numerous athletic organizations. Dr. Kirschen was even the team optometrist for the USA Olympic team in 2007! Currently, he takes care of eight MLB teams.

Dr. Kirschen has also served as Chief of Binocular Vision and Orthoptic Services at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and currently serves as a Professor Emeritus at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, California.

When he’s not at the office, Dr. Kirschen can be found lecturing throughout the United States and abroad. He’s also very involved in his local community and serves as a board member for the Hillel Foundation of Orange County and the Jewish Federation of Orange County. Dr. Kirschen enjoys camping and hiking in the great outdoors, playing sports, and spending quality time with his family. He and his wife have three children and six wonderful grandchildren.

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Dr. David Kirschen has one goal in mind with every patient that he sees: To use his person-centered approach to provide the most effective care possible. For more than 47 years, he’s been giving expert eye care for patients of all ages in private practice, and he couldn’t be happier to continue helping patients see clearly here at Customized Vision Care. Dr. Kirschen is from Modesto, California. After two years in the pre-med at UCLA, he transferred to the University of California-Berkeley to earn his Bachelor’s degree in optometry as well as a Doctorate in optometry and a Doctorate in physiological optics. He also completed a fellowship with Professor Merton C. Flom while at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Kirschen specializes in pediatric eye care and participates in the InfantSEE® program, which offers free eye exams for infants up to one year old. He also provides expert care for strabismus, amblyopia, binocular vision anomalies, and computer-related vision problems. In addition, Dr. Kirschen has extensive sports vision knowledge—he’s worked with many Major League Baseball teams, as well as with the National Hockey League, and as a team optometrist for numerous athletic organizations. Dr. Kirschen was even the team optometrist for the USA Olympic team in 2007! Currently, he takes care of eight MLB teams.

Dr. Kirschen has also served as Chief of Binocular Vision and Orthoptic Services at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and currently serves as a Professor Emeritus at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, California.

When he’s not at the office, Dr. Kirschen can be found lecturing throughout the United States and abroad. He’s also very involved in his local community and serves as a board member for the Hillel Foundation of Orange County and the Jewish Federation of Orange County. Dr. Kirschen enjoys camping and hiking in the great outdoors, playing sports, and spending quality time with his family. He and his wife have three children and six wonderful grandchildren.


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Dr. David Kirschen has one goal in mind with every patient that he sees: To use his person-centered approach to provide the most effective care possible. For more than 47 years, he’s been giving expert eye care for patients of all ages in private practice, and he couldn’t be happier to continue helping patients see clearly here at Customized Vision Care. Dr. Kirschen is from Modesto, California. After two years in the pre-med at UCLA, he transferred to the University of California-Berkeley to earn his Bachelor’s degree in optometry as well as a Doctorate in optometry and a Doctorate in physiological optics. He also completed a fellowship with Professor Merton C. Flom while at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Kirschen specializes in pediatric eye care and participates in the InfantSEE® program, which offers free eye exams for infants up to one year old. He also provides expert care for strabismus, amblyopia, binocular vision anomalies, and computer-related vision problems. In addition, Dr. Kirschen has extensive sports vision knowledge—he’s worked with many Major League Baseball teams, as well as with the National Hockey League, and as a team optometrist for numerous athletic organizations. Dr. Kirschen was even the team optometrist for the USA Olympic team in 2007! Currently, he takes care of eight MLB teams.

Dr. Kirschen has also served as Chief of Binocular Vision and Orthoptic Services at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and currently serves as a Professor Emeritus at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, California.

When he’s not at the office, Dr. Kirschen can be found lecturing throughout the United States and abroad. He’s also very involved in his local community and serves as a board member for the Hillel Foundation of Orange County and the Jewish Federation of Orange County. Dr. Kirschen enjoys camping and hiking in the great outdoors, playing sports, and spending quality time with his family. He and his wife have three children and six wonderful grandchildren.


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Accepted Insurances

The following insurances are currently accepted at Customized Vision Care. Check back soon for an updated list or call our office to ask about your specific insurance details. If you have an insurance that is not listed, please contact our office to confirm coverage.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
EyeMed
Medicare
MESVision
United Health Care
VSP