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3 new associates at Grass Valley optometrists

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Drs. Chan, Moon and Associates in Grass Valley has added three optometrists to their family vision care practice.

The practice, located at 360 Sierra College Drive, Suite 100, now includes Dr. Monica Rodriguez-Bayes, Dr. Jonathon Ross and Dr. Tiffany L. Chan — in addition to founders Dr. Lisa Moon and Dr. Jerry Chan.

Rodriguez-Bayes, O.D. M.S. is a native of Southern California and completed her undergraduate degree in biology from Amherst College in Massachusetts. She earned a master's degree in biological sciences from Stanford University before moving to Seattle, where she met her husband. They returned to Northern California several years ago and Rodriguez-Bayes earned her doctorate of optometry from University of California, Berkeley.

During her internships at the VA Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and VA Sierra Nevada in Reno, Nevada, Dr. Rodriguez-Bayes managed patients with glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. She also interned at the Marin Community Clinic in Novato, California, where the clinic worked primarily with the Spanish-speaking community. Rodriguez-Bayes has also completed internships in the fields of low vision, contact lenses, binocular vision and pediatrics.

She is seeing patients in the areas of primary eye care, pediatrics, contact lenses and ocular disease and has a special interest in low vision.

Dr. Jonathon Ross. O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O. received both his doctor of optometry and master of science: Vision Science degrees from the Southern California College of Optometry, at Marshall B. Ketchum University. He completed clinical externships that included rotations at both Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and West Los Angeles VA. Dr. Ross remains an active contributor to the scientific community and has had the privilege of presenting key findings from his research, at the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). We are excited to congratulate Dr. Ross on being awarded Fellowship at this year's annual AAO meeting, in Anaheim, CA. Dr. Ross currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society (SVOS).

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Ross provides comprehensive eye health and vision care for patients of all ages. His areas of interest include the treatment and management of anterior segment diseases (i.e. dry eye, blepharitis, eye allergy). Dry eye, in particular, is a multifactorial disease of the surface of the eye that often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Patients with mild forms of the condition will often struggle unknowingly without proper management. Symptoms are complex and often include one or more of the following: Dryness, gritty/sandy sensation, burning, redness, light sensitivity, and blurred vision.

Dr. Tiffany L. Chan, O.D., F.A.A.O. comes from Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine where she was an assistant professor of ophthalmology in low vision rehabilitation at Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis in psychobiology and optometric degree from the University of California Berkeley, School of Optometry. During her internships at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center New Mexico Health Care System in Albuquerque, NM and VAMC Miami Medical Center in Miami, Fla., she managed geriatric eye care with heavy ocular disease emphasis. She also completed an internship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Fla., in the pediatric and strabismus division. After graduating from optometry school, she completed her residency at the Northport VAMC in New York where she managed patients with macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, traumatic brain injuries, and neurologic vision impairment.

Chan then completed the Lions Vision Rehabilitation Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine with focus on low vision rehabilitation of patients with chronic vision impairment. During her training, Chan received the Corrine Engwall Award for clinical excellence in infant/toddler clinic, the Bernhald N. Thal, OD, VSP Excellence in Primary Care Award, and the Louise L. Sloan Research Grant Award for her work in the comparison of physician estimates of rehabilitation potential to low vision rehabilitation outcomes. She has a special interest in working with patients with chronic vision impairment to maximize their remaining vision and help them adapt to vision changes. Chan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and lectures nationally and internationally.

Chan was a USAG All American gymnast from 2001 to 2005 at UC Davis. Chan was inducted into the University of California, Davis Cal Aggie Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012 for her collegiate accomplishments in gymnastics. She was also cast as a background elite gymnast in the Disney movie, "Stick It" starring Jeff Bridges.

Chan grew up in Nevada County, graduated as one of the valedictorians from Nevada Union High School in 2001, and the daughter of the practice's founders, Dr. Lisa Moon and Dr. Jerry Chan.

For more information, call 530-273-3190 or visit http://www.drschanandmoon.com

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