Dr. Shomer earned a bachelor’s degree with Highest Departmental Honors from UCLA and graduated Summa Cum Laude (top 5%). He was chosen to be a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honors Society. Dr. Shomer was then awarded a full academic scholarship from UCLA School of Medicine, where he earned both MD and PhD degrees. While in graduate training at UCLA, he was awarded the National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Health, the Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and a Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly.After performing an internship at White Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Shomer completed a residency in ophthalmology at the prestigious Jules Stein Institute at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Shomer’s areas of specialty include cataracts, refractive surgery, cosmetics and glaucoma. Beyond standard training in clinical approaches, Dr. Shomer’s research background and PhD in neuroscience enable him to critically evaluate the latest technologies in an effort to enhance the treatment of his patients. He is also a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute at USC. Believing strongly in providing a customized approach to each patient, Dr. Shomer utilizes a broad spectrum of modern therapeutics, surgery, and homeopathic medicine, incorporating the latest research advances as appropriate. Dr. Shomer also practices preventative medicine by providing thorough screenings and appropriate treatment before symptoms become problems.Dr. Shomer is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the California Association of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the Orange County Society of Ophthalmology, and the Orange County Medical Association. What distinguishes Dr. Shomer is that he gives each patient the quality of care that he provides to his own family members. He is the proud father of two beautiful children, and he understands the need to go above and beyond for each of his patients.