DOCTORS

ANITA BRECKENRIDGE, MD

Dr. Breckenridge is a board certified fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist with over 15 years experience.   She did her specialty training at the world renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.  Extensive training and experience make Dr. Breckenridge one of the few ophthalmologists in Northern California who can manage both complex pediatric and adult strabimus issues whether surgical or nonsurgical in nature.  Dr. Breckenridge and her staff are also uniquely qualified to provide complete eye care to special needs children and adults. 

 

Dr. Breckenridge grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec receiving a B.Sc in Anatomical Sciences. She then returned to her hometown and graduated with honors from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington DC.  After medical school, Dr. Breckenridge spent a transitional intern year at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California.  She then returned to the East Coast and completed a three year residency in ophthalmology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.  She spent her last year as chief resident.

 

Immediately following residency, Dr. Breckenridge joined a successful ophthalmology practice in a small town on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington.  As a general ophthalmologist she built a busy practice in just under two years.  When family demands brought her back to the East Coast, Dr. Breckenridge took the opportunity to further her training by completing a fellowship in pediatric ophthamology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

 

In 2001, following completion of her fellowship, Dr. Breckenridge joined Pediatric Eye Associates in Livingston, NJ. Over ten years, she built a thriving well-respected practice serving thousands of children of all ages with eye disorders as well as adults with strabismus and double vision.

 

Dr.Breckenridge took over Children's Eye Care of Los Gatos in 2011, and since that time the practice has expanded greatly drawing pediatric and adult patients from as far as Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Monterey, and even Seattle. She is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and performs procedures at Los Gatos Surgical Center as well.

JANIS MOORE, OD

Dr. Moore joined Children's Eye Care of Los Gatos in 1997. She attended undergraduate school at University of California Irvine and received her optometric degree magna cum laude from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. She completed her pediatric and Binocular Vision residency at the Illinois Eye Institute in conjuntion with Children's Hospital of Chicago. Prior to joining our office, Dr. Moore practiced in a multi-diciplinary health setting assessing a multitude of complex pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. She chose her specialty in pediatrics because of her love of working with children. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in pediatric and binocular vision and is well versed in diagnosing and treating refractive errors, strabismus, amblyopia as well as working with special needs children. In her spare time, she enjoys rollerblading and playing volleyball with her husband and two daughters.

LISA SLAVIT, OD

Dr. Lisa Slavit received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from San Jose State University and her optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry.

 

Dr. Slavit has been practicing optometry for over 20 years in a variety of clinical settings including pediatric, geriatric and general optometry.  As a valuable member of the Children’s Eye Care Staff for over a decade, Dr. Slavit has extensive experience in treating pediatric patients five and under, including nonverbal exams.  She is proficient at fitting pediatric contact lenses and provides guidance to patients in the area of home vision therapy.  Dr. Slavit is also a well- trained surgical assistant for both pediatric and adult strabismus cases. 

 

Dr. Slavit is a California native and now resides in Palo Alto with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys aerobics, cultural activities and volunteering at her children’s school.

 

LINDA ZHAO, OD

Dr. Zhao recently joined Children's Eye Care of Los Gatos and looks forward to serving this community. She grew up in the Bay Area and attended the University of California at San Diego. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree with Beta Sigma Kappa honors from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry in 2014. Her clinical training includes ocular disease and vision rehabilitation, geriatric care, primary care, vision therapy, and pediatrics. She understands the intricate needs of children and management of binocular vision disorders such as strabismus and amblyopia. Dr. Zhao enjoys staying involved in her community and actively participates in her local optometric society and the California Optometric Association. While at SUNY, she participated in various vision screenings at the state-wide New York and New Jersey Special Olympics and additional school and community-based health fairs. She enjoys hiking, fine-dining, and spending time with her family and friends.

OUR STORY

Children's Eye Care of Los Gatos was originally established in its current location in 2007 by Dr. Beth Green who has now retired. The practice has always provided comprehensive pediatric and adult strabismus care in a patient-friendly and comfortable environment. Located on a neighborhood street, the Almond Grove office creates a pleasant home-like setting and is close to shopping, dining and parks.

 

Anita Breckenridge, MD, a pediatric ophthalmologist, joined the practice in 2011 and provides comprehensive medical and surgical ophthalmic care for children of all ages as well as adults with double vision and alignment disorders. She was previously in a successful pediatric ophthalmology practice in northern New Jersey from 2001 - 2011.

 

Janis Moore, OD and Lisa Slavit, OD have been a part of Children's Eye Care of Los Gatos since its inception and Linda Zhao, OD joined the practice in 2014. All three optometrists assist Dr. Breckenridge with the eye exams for children and select adults. As well, they perform independent contact lens fittings for older children and teens.

 

Marianne, Nadia, and Maria manage all the scheduling, insurance, surgical and billing concerns for the practice. They are an essential part of the friendly and efficient patient experience provided at Children's Eye Care of Los Gatos.

 

The office is also multilingual, with staff available who speak Spanish, Mandarin and Croatian fluently.