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The eye doctors and staff at Sylmar Vision Center have been providing Sylmar with quality eye care for many years. Our friendly staff is dedicated to providing this care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of eye care through continuing education utilizing the latest state-of-the-art equipment, technology, contact lens, and eyewear products.

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Meet The Eye Doctors At Sylmar Vision Center

Our eye doctors take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.

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Dr. Stevens

Dr. Rene Stevens, O.D.

Dr. Stevens graduated from UC San Diego with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience as well as a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. He went on to achieve his doctorate degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. He has been caring for patients at the Sylmar Vision Center for over 20 years. He enjoys playing electric guitar, going to concerts, and spending time at the beach. 

Dr. Ani Ter-Nshanian

Dr. Ani Ter-Nshanian, O.D.

Dr. Ani Ter-Nshanian was born and raised in Burbank, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with Magna Cum Laude from CSUN in 2013. She then received her Doctorate of Optometry degree with honors from Western University of Health Sciences in 2018. During this time, she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, along with Dean’s List recognition.  

Her optometric training helped strengthen her passion for quality patient care. She prides herself on providing patient care on a personalized basis, with emphasis on patient education. She is fluent in English, Armenian, and Spanish.  

In her free time, Ani enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys cooking, baking, traveling and trying new restaurants. 

Dr. Gary Strickland

Dr. Gary Strickland, O.D.

Dr. Gary Strickland is the proud owner of Sylmar Vision Center. He has practiced full scope optometry for 13 years and loves making people smile while delivering great eye care. He originally grew up in New Jersey where he studied biochemistry and then attended Salus University in Pennsylvania for optometry school. After 4 years of practicing in New Jersey, he made the trek to California in 2013, which he now calls home. 
His passions outside of work include the beach, traveling, and spending time with his family and his 2-year-old golden retriever, Tucker. His fun-loving attitude and desire to always improve are why we are so happy to have him at SVC. 


Sylmar Vision Center in Sylmar

Sylmar Vision Center provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Sylmar. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Sylmar Vision Center aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.