Michael Spitzer Optometry

Specializing in unique
progressive solutions
for your specific
eyecare needs.

Dr. Michael Spitzer



Doctor of Optometry degree, Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO): 1980

Bachelor of Science degree, SCCO, Bachelor of Arts degree, Indiana University: 1975


Private Practice, Sole Practitioner, present address: Jan. 1991 to present

Partnership Practice in Irvine: June 1980 - November 1990

Participant Community Health Fairs: 1980 to present

Participant Lions Club Vision Screenings: 1978 to present

Continuing Education in Contact Lenses, Orthokeratology, Nutrition, Pathology, Pharmacology, Practice Management, Developmental and Sports Vision, Biofeedback, Diabetic and AIDS Retinopathy (averaging 25 hours per year): 1980 to present

Licensed by State and National Board to Prescribe Therapeutic Drugs: 1999

Fitting Consultant for CIBA, Coopervision, and Allergan

Clinical Investigator for Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Alcon Pharmaceuticals, Alcon Surgical and Custom Tint Laboratories

Clinician, Las Vegas Rehabilitation Center, Optometric Center Los Angeles, Terminal Island Naval Hospital, Veterans Administration in Los Angeles, Optometric Center Fullerton, and the Fullerton Care Convalescent Hospital


Dr. Spitzer has served as an expert witness and vision consultant for numerous Law firms.


American Optometric Association (AOA): 1980 to present
Contact Lens Section and Sports Vision Section

California Optometric Association (COA): 1980 to present

Orange County Optometric Society (OCOS): 1980 to present
Board of Directors: 1993 to present
President:  1996 – 1997
Vice President/Corporate Sponsors: 1997 - present

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)
Optometric Extension Program (OEP)
Better Vision Institute (BVI)

Irvine Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Vice President of Membership Services: 1988 to 1990
Board of Directors: 1985 to 1991
Member of the Year Award: 1986
Co-chair of South Coast Chili Cookoff: 1986
Founder & Chairman of Ambassadors Committee: 1985 to 1988

Irvine Medical Center / Irvine Regional Hospital
(now Hoag Hospital Irvine)  
Charter Member Institutional Review Board
Health, Education, and Wellness Committee
Area Representative for IMC Certificate of Need
PICH Charter Committee Member to create the IMC

Exchange Club of Irvine: 1981 to present
President, 1983 to 1984, 1992 to 1993, and 1999 to 2000
Distinguished Club President Awards: 1993 and 2000
Board of Directors: 1981 to 2001

Millennium Exchange Club of Orange County
Charter President and Club Builder Award
Distinguished Club President Award

University Exchange Club at Irvine  
Charter President and Club Builder Award

Unity Exchange Club of Westminster
Charter Club Builder Award

Cal-Haw-Nev District Exchange Club
District President – 2005-2006 (68 clubs)
Cal-Nev. District Exchangite of the Year Award - 2000

National Exchange Club
National Strategic Planning Committee – 2006-2008
First FDR (Foundation District Representative): 2006 to present

Newport/Irvine Professional Association: 1981 to 1990
President: 1983

Who'sWho in the West: 1983,
Who's Who Optometry:1990, 1996, 2000

Outstanding Young Men in America: 1983
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society
President: 1979 to 1980
Gold Key Award: 1979

Omega Delta Professional Optometric Fraternity
Grand National Vice-President: 1981 to 1983
President (local): 1978 to 1979 and 1979 to 1980

Member of Newport Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce and Tustin Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Curator Society of the American Diabetes Association: 1999


Monthly and Yearly Visual Health Screening Award for the Irvine Senior Citizen Center

Lions Club Certificates of Appreciation from Irvine and Buena Park Lions Club for participation in Lion’s Eyemobile Screenings, Health Fairs, and glasses donations

National Leader Award, Honorary Co-Chairman Physician’s Advisory Board 2002

California Vision Project/Foundation volunteer: 1997 to present
(providing free eye exams to those in need)

Member of InfantSee since it started - providing free eye exams to infants from birth to 6 months old

Project Head Start Volunteer

California Optometric Association State Tennis Tournament Winner: 1997, 1999

Irvine Senior Center Certificate of Appreciation: 1982-1986

Consumer Business Review “Eye Care Professional of the Year”: 1996, 2001

Dept. of HEW Service Award for Head Start Vision Screening: 1983

Contact Lens Comfort
Computerized Frame Selection
Nutrition Counseling
Sports Vision

Eye Conditions Treated:
Macular Degeneration
Cataracts (Crystalens)
Low Vision
Dry Eye care
Red Eyes
Itchy Eyes