Our founder, Dr. Steven S. Grant, owned and operated Grant Optometric Group from 1973 until 2015. He was licensed to use therapeutics in California and had passed the National Board Exam in treatment and management of ocular diseases.

Dr. Grant is nationally recognized as an expert in the optometric field. He was Supervising Examiner, Assistant Chief Examiner, and Chief Examiner for the National Board of Optometry in 1993, 1994, 1995-98 respectively. He is a member of the examination development committee of the National Board of Examiners. Additionally, he has been an Expert Examiner for the California State Board of Optometry in 1981 and for the years 1988 through 1993. Dr. Grant has served as President of the California State Board of Optometry. He has also been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Practice, a multidisciplinary national advisory organization. ​

Dr. Grant is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and a Diplomate of the Cornea and Contact Lens Section. He also has chaired the oral, practical, and case report committees fo that section. He holds a Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science degrees from Los Angeles College of Optometry (now Southern California College of Optometry).

Dr. Grant is a member of the Orange County Optometric Society, California Optometric Association, American Optometric Association and the Contact Lens Section of the AOA. He is also a member of the International Boards of Optometry and is a member of its contemporary issues committee.

In 2015 Dr. Steven Grant officially retired from the practice and resides in Irvine, California with his wife Elaine. He has been active in civic duties; he has served as president of his homeowner's association, coached soccer for 10 years, has served as President of the Orange County Bruin Boosters for 4 years and has been President of Costa Mesa North Kiwanis Club for 2 terms.


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