Our Doctors

Robert A. LaFont, O.D.

Dr. LaFont is a native of Orange County. He is a graduate of Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton. He is a second-generation optometrist, following in his father, Marcel LaFont’s footsteps. He has been happily married to Cameron for 45 years and blessed with 4 wonderful children, and his youngest daughter is 19 years old and has just started college at UCRiverside. He has been practicing general optometry in his private family practice for 42 years. He is excellent at fitting difficult contact lenses and disease detection. He works well with children of all ages and makes the exam fun. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of vision with all of his patients. He continues to keep current with many of the latest technologies in Optometry and healthcare in general. He loves his profession and enjoys interacting with the many people he’s privileged to meet and serve. He is an avid reader and you’ll seldom see him without his Kindle. He works out regularly and enjoys woodworking as a hobby. Outdoor activities include cycling, walking and he enjoys gardening in his yard and orchard.

Julie Kim, O.D.

Dr. Kim is the newest member of the LaFont Family Eyecare team. She was raised and completed all her education in Southern California. She is an honors graduate from Whitney High School in Cerritos and the University of California Los Angeles. She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton. Dr. Kim’s son is 7 years old and as such she is passionate about pediatric vision care. She recommends all children have an eye examination as early as possible and annually for the detection of eye problems that are often times undetected but affect learning and behavior. She also is an advocate of corneal reshaping therapy (CRT) which uses specially designed contact lenses to reshape the cornea to reduce myopia (nearsightedness) and enables children and adults to be free of glasses during the day. She looks forward to providing comprehensive family eye care for you and your family. She provides eye care in English, Korean and Spanish.