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Dr. Ann Inman


Dr. Inman has enjoyed seeing patients and their families for over 28 years. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University, she attended the 4 year optometric doctorate program at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton.  She completed externships at the Los Angeles Veterans Hospital, the Corpus Christi Naval Base in Texas, and Baldwin Park Optometric Center and internships at SCCO. After receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree, she worked with a large ophthalmology group for many years where she gained an extended knowledge in the care of geriatric patients, ocular pathology, surgery care, and specialty contacts. In 2008, she moved into private practice in Garden Grove where she currently practices.

In addition her primary family eye care practice and contact lens services, Dr. Inman is licensed to diagnose and treat eye diseases such as eye infections, glaucoma and diabetes. (In fact, she was one of the first optometrists in California to be licensed for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.) She also performs evaluations for laser vision correction and cataract surgery along with the follow up care needed for these procedures.

Affiliations include the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, and the Orange County Optometric Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Inman enjoys her children’s scouting, school and sports activities, and also tries to find time to scrap book, travel, and enjoy outdoor activities.

Dear Patients and the surrounding community,

We are currently seeing patients by appointment only and on a limited basis.

  •  If you need to replace glasses or contact lenses and need an extension on your prescription, please contact us and we will assist you in obtaining some until you can come in for a visit.
  •  If you are running out of medication please contact us and we can transmit a refill electronically to your pharmacy.
  • If you have an issue which cannot wait for an office visit, contact us and we will schedule a FaceTime or Telephone appointment with one of our doctors. Medicare has temporarily relaxed its telehealth rules to allow this type of communication during the pandemic crisis. Other insurers may follow suit and allow for reimbursement of virtual care costs. The consultation must be initiated at your request.
  • If you have an ocular emergency we are, as always, available to help you at any time. Call 714-530-2020 and wait for instructions at the end of the message. Dr. Gaylord or Dr. Inman will try their best to meet you in the office whenever possible.  If not we will direct you to the nearest eye emergency facility.
  • During this period of social distancing and quarantine, we must all do our part by restricting activities outside the home except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
  • Please remember that 80% of COVID-19 cases are mild and resolve within a week. However, if you feel your symptoms are worsening, call ahead before visiting your doctor’s office or emergency department and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.

The CDC has many wonderful resources. Arming yourself and your family with clear information will help you avoid undue stress.…/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html…/…/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

With sincerest wishes for your continued good health, we remain at your service,

Ann Inman, OD
Eric Gaylord. OD
Garden Grove Optometry