Dr. Carl Garbus graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1980. He opened two private practices in Valencia, Family Vision Care Optometry and Family Vision Care Optometry Neuro Vision Rehabilitation. Currently the practices emphasize care for children and adults with vision deficits from traumatic brain injury, stroke and developmental and learning problems.
Dr. Garbus has hospital privileges and consults at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara and Henry Mayo Hospital in Santa Clarita. In addition, Dr. Garbus works with the following rehabilitation centers; Centre For Neuro Skills, Solutions At Santa Barbara and the Brain Injury Specialists. He has made various presentations and in-services to optometric societies, occupational therapy groups, and PTA groups regarding vision problems. Another area of interest is working with children who have learning problems. Autism is on the rise and these children have many vision issues that need to be addressed. Family Vision Care has a new office that is equipped to help children who have autism. Dr. Garbus was president of the Los Angeles County Optometric Society in 1993 and is currently serves as vice president on the board for the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). He will be president of the organization in 2010.
Dr. Naro Babaian grew up in Michigan and attended University of Michigan– Dearborn on a full scholarship where she got her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She then moved to southern California where she attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry earning her Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2014.
Dr. Babaian became interested in pediatric optometry and vision therapy while in school and decided to pursue residency training in that area. Following graduation from optometry school, Dr. Babaian completed a one-year residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy/Neuro-Optometry in a private practice in Pasadena, CA. She has presented at national conferences and local organizations about traumatic brain injury, learning-related vision problems, visual functioning and vision therapy. Dr. Babaian received her fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) in 2015.
On her spare time Dr. Babaian enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies and going to the beach. Dr. Babaian is fluent in Armenian.
Dr. Calista Ming earned her undergraduate degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and History from Nova Southeastern University in 2012. She completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at The University of California Berkeley School of Optometry in 2016. She then returned to Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, where she completed her Optometric Residency in Primary Care with an Emphasis in Cornea and Contact Lenses. Dr. Calista Ming has experience in fitting specialty contact lenses for a myriad of conditions including corneal ectasias, post refractive surgery ectasias, ocular surface disease, myopia control, cosmesis, high ametropias and prebyopia. She is eager to begin practicing the specialty she loves at Family Vision Care Optometry in sunny Southern California. In her spare time, Dr. Ming enjoys travelling the world and promoting Optometry worldwide.