Anna Pennino, O.D. received her baccalaureate degree from California State University at Fullerton. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry Boston, Massachusetts in 1991. Post-doctorate, Dr. Pennino participated in clinical research, evaluating the ocular side-effects of cholesterol-lowering medication. She is a native Californian practicing in her two locations; Del Rey Optometry, Playa Del Rey (2002) and South Gate Optometry, South Gate (2007).
Her professional interests are primary care optometry and specialty contact lenses including multifocal and myopia control. She has been a sponsoring doctor for Unite For Sight, a non-profit organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. She has participated in contact lens solution studies and contact lens consulting.
Dr. Pennino also enjoys expressing her creative side. She is the co-designer of her exclusive eyewear collection Pepper Zagg.
In addition to optometry and designing eyewear, Dr. Pennino is an enthusiastic skier, scuba diver, and adventurous traveler. She is an active volunteer at the Orange County Food Bank and Kinetic Academy Charter School, founded by her husband.
She can’t resist an ice-cold diet coke and believes the best medicine is a good laugh.
Dr. Pennino is married to an ambitious banker, and a Mom to two sets of twin boys! In her spare time when she is not chauffeuring her boys to their various activities, she looks forward to relaxing with her husband and a glass of red wine.
Fabian Corona, O.D., M.S. graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention Studies, as well as a Master of Science in Global Medicine. He received his Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. While in optometry school he served as the study coordinator for the Contact Lens Assessment in Youth (CLAY) Study to evaluate whether certain behavioral or environmental factors of different age groups put them at higher risk for soft contact lens complications. He remains active in contact lens research, most recently serving as a collaborating individual investigator for the latest arm of the CLAY study in 2018.
He has volunteered his time to help provide eye care to the underserved in Peru and Fiji, as well as several communities across Southern California. Most recently he volunteered at the Special Olympics in LA and has been involved with vision screenings for local school districts.
Dr. Corona was awarded Young Optometrist of the Year in 2019 by the California Optometric Association and is a past-president of the Rio Hondo Optometric Society, where he currently serves on the board of directors. His professional interests include diabetic eye care, scleral lens fittings, and myopia control.
He is fluent in Spanish and has been providing eye care to his hometown of South Gate since 2014.
Felicia Chen, O.D. graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and a minor in Psychology. She continued her education at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, CA where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Optometry in 2004.
Dr. Chen has been a clinical investigator for the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study at the Doheny Eye Institute, the University of Southern California contributing to multiple journal publications. She is a therapeutic optometrist with glaucoma certification and is trained in the treatment and management of eye diseases. She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian and Spanish.
Dr. Chen is married to her college sweetheart Richard. She enjoys the hard work of balancing patient care while raising their three young children. She actively volunteers for her children’s school and Girls Scouts. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, traveling, watching NBA and cooking with her kids.
Dr. Marilyn Hernandez completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. During her time in optometry school she worked as an ocular disease technician and translator assisting with glaucoma exam work ups and communicating exam findings to patients in Spanish. She also served as president of the Spanish Optometric Society and was an active member of the Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity where she traveled to Fiji and El Salvador providing eye care to hundreds of underserved community members.
After graduating optometry school, Dr. Hernandez completed a one- year residency program with a concentration in Ocular Disease and Primary Eye Care at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital in Sacaton, Arizona, where she served the Native American population of the greater Phoenix area. Her professional interests are ocular disease, diabetic eye care, and primary eye care.
Dr. Hernandez is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about providing compassionate comprehensive eye care to all her patients.