Meet Our Team

Dr. Diana Ciobanu O.D.
Owner & Optometrist

Dr. Diana Ciobanu O.D. is a certified Optometrist and the proud owner of Optometry at The Shops in Mission Viejo, CA. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Sciences in 2001. At UCONN, she served as an ambassador to the school and her humanitarian and classroom work yielded academic achievement awards and a membership in Phi Sigma Pi, the National Honors Fraternity.

She continued her education and earned a Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2005. After completing clinical rotations at multiple private practices, she joined a well-known and respected Ophthalmology group in Southern California.

She is certified in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Medical privileges in both California and New York.

Dr. Diana Ciobanu O.D. opened her own practice, Visual Paradise Optometry Inc. in Irvine, CA in 2010. Most recently, in 2017, Dr. Ciobanu acquired Dr. Amen O.D.'s Optometry at The Shops, where she and her associates work to ensure the highest quality of care for her patients. She provides primary eye care examinations, contact lens fittings, management and treatment of ocular disease, as well as LASIK consultations.

In her free time, Dr. Diana Ciobanu O.D enjoys playing tennis, dancing, traveling and participating in philanthropic work. She is fluent in English and Romanian and is a proud member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association.

Dr. Alexander Gorski O.D.
Retired Optometrist

Hello, I'm Dr. Alexander Gorski O.D. Dr. Gorski has decided that it is time to enjoy retirement in Arizona! You may still see him occasionally at the office, or possibly even working on occasion. I have over 40 years of experience in Optometry. During your eye examination, I will assess your eye health and determine your visual needs in order to provide you with clear and comfortable vision through the use of contact lenses, eyeglasses and sunglasses (UV Protection). My goal is to improve your quality of life by allowing you to see better while maintaining healthy eyes.

Although I have lived in the Midwest for the majority of my adult life, I have spent a considerable amount of time in Southern California and have now made it my home. I enjoy hiking and walking in the parks and trails here in Orange County. I'm also an avid hockey fan and I'm torn between the Detroit Red Wings and the Anaheim Ducks as my favorite team.

I look forward to meeting you and to providing excellent eye care for you and your family.

Dr. Kim Hauser O.D.
Optometrist

Dr. Kimberly Hauser O.D. is a certified Optometrist. She is certified in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Medical privileges in California. She also has her Glaucoma Certification privileges. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry in 1998. She continued her education and earned a Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2002. After completing clinical rotations at private practices and Veteran Affairs offices she began practicing in primary care. In 2013 she completed the specialized Glaucoma Certification program.

Dr. Hauser O.D. has worked with Dr. Ciobanu O.D. since 2015. She shares the same vision of offering excellent and thorough quality of care to each and every patient. She provides primary eye care examinations, contact lens fittings, management and treatment of ocular disease, as well as LASIK consultations. During the examination, we are evaluating for Glaucoma, Cataracts, Dry Eye, Red Eye, Diabetic changes, changes due to High Blood Pressure, and for many other conditions as well. Dr. Hauser prides herself on offering a comprehensive examination experience, where patients feel very comfortable asking about any ocular related questions. She wants her patients to know that they can leave their exam with the necessary knowledge to ensure their best ocular health.

Dr. Hauser loves her profession. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at school and in the community, and traveling.

Dr. Kimberly Hauser O.D. and Optometry at The Shops look forward to taking care of you and your family’s eye care needs.

Jonathan Baldwin
Practice Director

Originally from Oregon, Jon graduated from The University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration. He has lived in Orange County since 2009.

Prior to managing Optometry at The Shops, he held various sales and marketing management positions. Jon has worked for Fortune 50 companies, such as Daimler, MassMutual Financial Group and Nike. He has also worked for startups such as GetG5 and Database Works. Jon believes in providing patients with a professional level of customer service and an all-around extraordinary customer experience.

When not working at Optometry at The Shops, Jon enjoys golfing on one of our great courses here in Orange County, cooking, hiking and watching sports.

Shannon
Managing Optician

Shannon joined Optometry at The Shops in 2018. She brings in excess of 20 years of experience as an optician to The Practice. Shannon is a licensed and American Board Certified Optician. She has experience working at private Optometry practices and also as a supervisor with a large retail optical company. Shannon also gained experience working for a local, and very well respected Ophthalmology practice here in Orange County. Based on the Optometrist’s recommendations, Shannon will assist you with making important decisions about which frame and lens types are most appropriate for your eyes and lifestyle. She has experience in frame styling, optical troubleshooting, frame adjustments and patient pre-testing. She continues her training and education to make certain that her patients are delivered the most current technology for their glasses and eyecare needs. When Shannon is not helping patients with their eyewear needs, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

James
Optician

James has worked in the Optical industry for over thirteen years. Originally, he began his career working as a technician in an optical lab. An optical lab is where lenses are made for your glasses. He was eventually promoted to be the Optical Lab Manager, where he was responsible for managing ten lab technicians and the overall performance of the lab. In this role, he gained valuable technical knowledge and ensured that the quality of the spectacle lenses that the lab manufactured exceeded quality standards. James was also responsible for expediting the timeliness of his customer’s orders and managing customer service. In 2015, driven by his desire to work directly with patients, he took a position in private practice. Most recently, in January of 2020, he joined our team at Optometry at The Shops. Once you meet him, it’ll be obvious to you that James enjoys helping his patients and working with them. When you work with James, to select your frame and lenses, he’ll bring his years of technical knowledge and experience to the table. He’ll make recommendations for you based on the Doctor’s prescription and your specific lifestyle needs. James and his wife live in Orange County with their two young children, one boy and one girl. He enjoys spending his downtime with his family.

Dr. Diana Ciobanu O.D.
Owner & Optometrist

Dr. Diana Ciobanu O.D. is a certified Optometrist and the proud owner of Optometry at The Shops in Mission Viejo, CA. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Sciences in 2001. At UCONN, she served as an ambassador to the school and her humanitarian and classroom work yielded academic achievement awards and a membership in Phi Sigma Pi, the National Honors Fraternity.

She continued her education and earned a Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2005. After completing clinical rotations at multiple private practices, she joined a well-known and respected Ophthalmology group in Southern California.

She is certified in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Medical privileges in both California and New York.

Dr. Diana Ciobanu O.D. opened her own practice, Visual Paradise Optometry Inc. in Irvine, CA in 2010. Most recently, in 2017, Dr. Ciobanu acquired Dr. Amen O.D.'s Optometry at The Shops, where she and her associates work to ensure the highest quality of care for her patients. She provides primary eye care examinations, contact lens fittings, management and treatment of ocular disease, as well as LASIK consultations.

In her free time, Dr. Diana Ciobanu O.D enjoys playing tennis, dancing, traveling and participating in philanthropic work. She is fluent in English and Romanian and is a proud member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association.

Dr. Alexander Gorski O.D.
Retired Optometrist

Hello, I'm Dr. Alexander Gorski O.D. Dr. Gorski has decided that it is time to enjoy retirement in Arizona! You may still see him occasionally at the office, or possibly even working on occasion. I have over 40 years of experience in Optometry. During your eye examination, I will assess your eye health and determine your visual needs in order to provide you with clear and comfortable vision through the use of contact lenses, eyeglasses and sunglasses (UV Protection). My goal is to improve your quality of life by allowing you to see better while maintaining healthy eyes.

Although I have lived in the Midwest for the majority of my adult life, I have spent a considerable amount of time in Southern California and have now made it my home. I enjoy hiking and walking in the parks and trails here in Orange County. I'm also an avid hockey fan and I'm torn between the Detroit Red Wings and the Anaheim Ducks as my favorite team.

I look forward to meeting you and to providing excellent eye care for you and your family.

Dr. Kim Hauser O.D.
Optometrist

Dr. Kimberly Hauser O.D. is a certified Optometrist. She is certified in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Medical privileges in California. She also has her Glaucoma Certification privileges. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry in 1998. She continued her education and earned a Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2002. After completing clinical rotations at private practices and Veteran Affairs offices she began practicing in primary care. In 2013 she completed the specialized Glaucoma Certification program.

Dr. Hauser O.D. has worked with Dr. Ciobanu O.D. since 2015. She shares the same vision of offering excellent and thorough quality of care to each and every patient. She provides primary eye care examinations, contact lens fittings, management and treatment of ocular disease, as well as LASIK consultations. During the examination, we are evaluating for Glaucoma, Cataracts, Dry Eye, Red Eye, Diabetic changes, changes due to High Blood Pressure, and for many other conditions as well. Dr. Hauser prides herself on offering a comprehensive examination experience, where patients feel very comfortable asking about any ocular related questions. She wants her patients to know that they can leave their exam with the necessary knowledge to ensure their best ocular health.

Dr. Hauser loves her profession. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at school and in the community, and traveling.

Dr. Kimberly Hauser O.D. and Optometry at The Shops look forward to taking care of you and your family’s eye care needs.

Jonathan Baldwin
Practice Director

Originally from Oregon, Jon graduated from The University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration. He has lived in Orange County since 2009.

Prior to managing Optometry at The Shops, he held various sales and marketing management positions. Jon has worked for Fortune 50 companies, such as Daimler, MassMutual Financial Group and Nike. He has also worked for startups such as GetG5 and Database Works. Jon believes in providing patients with a professional level of customer service and an all-around extraordinary customer experience.

When not working at Optometry at The Shops, Jon enjoys golfing on one of our great courses here in Orange County, cooking, hiking and watching sports.

Shannon
Managing Optician

Shannon joined Optometry at The Shops in 2018. She brings in excess of 20 years of experience as an optician to The Practice. Shannon is a licensed and American Board Certified Optician. She has experience working at private Optometry practices and also as a supervisor with a large retail optical company. Shannon also gained experience working for a local, and very well respected Ophthalmology practice here in Orange County. Based on the Optometrist’s recommendations, Shannon will assist you with making important decisions about which frame and lens types are most appropriate for your eyes and lifestyle. She has experience in frame styling, optical troubleshooting, frame adjustments and patient pre-testing. She continues her training and education to make certain that her patients are delivered the most current technology for their glasses and eyecare needs. When Shannon is not helping patients with their eyewear needs, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

James
Optician

James has worked in the Optical industry for over thirteen years. Originally, he began his career working as a technician in an optical lab. An optical lab is where lenses are made for your glasses. He was eventually promoted to be the Optical Lab Manager, where he was responsible for managing ten lab technicians and the overall performance of the lab. In this role, he gained valuable technical knowledge and ensured that the quality of the spectacle lenses that the lab manufactured exceeded quality standards. James was also responsible for expediting the timeliness of his customer’s orders and managing customer service. In 2015, driven by his desire to work directly with patients, he took a position in private practice. Most recently, in January of 2020, he joined our team at Optometry at The Shops. Once you meet him, it’ll be obvious to you that James enjoys helping his patients and working with them. When you work with James, to select your frame and lenses, he’ll bring his years of technical knowledge and experience to the table. He’ll make recommendations for you based on the Doctor’s prescription and your specific lifestyle needs. James and his wife live in Orange County with their two young children, one boy and one girl. He enjoys spending his downtime with his family.

Optometry at the Shops
602 The Shops At Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA 92691