Alumni Focus for 2018

Alumni Focus on Dr. Stephanie Mastores (OD’09)

May 1, 2018

Nearly 2,000 miles separate Stephanie Mastores (OD’09) from her beloved Ohio State, but as owner/partner at Central Phoenix EyeCare in Arizona, this true BuckEYE remains connected to her classmates and alma mater. In addition to leading a successful private practice, Dr. Mastores actively participates in the local Young Buckeyes of Phoenix Alumni Club and has even made sure that her husband (an Arizona State grad) has an impressive Ohio State wardrobe!




Alumni Focus on Dr. Brad Johnson (OD’08)

April 1, 2018

A Buckeye through and through, Brad Johnson (OD’08) attributes some of his best memories to Ohio State, including three-hour histology labs, all-night study sessions, parties at the EYE house, tailgates and football games, the EYEball, and best of all – meeting his wife. Dr. Johnson chose to pursue a career in optometry because the medical field always fascinated him, and after shadowing Dr. Pat Dollenmayer (OD’91), he knew it was the right fit. Today, as a partner at Professional Vision Care in Westerville, Ohio, he is thrilled to work with a talented team of doctors and is excited to see what the future will bring.




Alumni Focus on Dr. Masoud Nafey (OD'13)

March 1, 2018

There is no such thing as an “typical day” in Dr. Masoud Nafey (OD’13)’s life. When he’s not busy in his role as Vice President of Professional Relations for Eyefinity/VSP Global traveling across the country and meeting with industry leaders, you can find him seeing patients at his office in Sacramento. Even recently, Dr. Nafey added to his list of responsibilities by starting to contact classmates for their 5-year class reunion at the college this fall.




Alumni Focus on Drs. Andrew Emch (OD/MS’08) and Laura “LA” Emch (OD/MS’11)

February 1, 2018

Throughout February, we are all about BuckEYE love! In this month’s Alumni Focus, we’re taking a closer look at Drs. Andrew (OD/MS’08) and Laura “LA” Emch (OD/MS’11), who first crossed paths in optometry school. Fast forward to today, they are married, have a delightful daughter, Clara, and practice together at Archbold Eye Care in Northwest Ohio. Their love for family, Buckeyes and optometry are evident.




Alumni Focus on Dr. Nicky Lai (OD'03)

January 1, 2018

As Chief, Contact Lens Service and Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Nicky Lai (OD/MS’03) loves the diversity of his day-to-day duties. From lecturing in his advanced contact lens course for third-year students to patient care in the contact lens service with fourth-year interns (and much more), he enjoys working with students as they develop their clinical skills and become independent doctors. He and his wife Cara Frasco (OD/MS’03) are passing their love of all things BuckEYE to their two sons.