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Our Eye Doctors

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Our Doctors-- Douglas L. Major, Daniel Hile, Karen R. Kudija, and Brent R. Wells -- form our group to give what we feel is the best eye care available. They are all licensed to treat and detect anterior eye diseases, posterior eye disease, including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration.

We are also on call for all eye emergencies!

Meet Our Eye Doctors:


Dr. Douglas L. Major

Optometrist, Paso Robles and Los Osos
Dr. Major received his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1985 after completing his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University. While in professional school, he received numerous national awards for his research in the areas of computer-assisted visual skills and visual problems associated with juvenile...

Dr. Daniel Hile

Optometrist, Paso Robles, Los Osos and Atascadero
Dr. Hile received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1995. He graduated with honors from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2000. Dr. Hile has received several awards for academic achievement and for clinical excellence in the areas of...

Dr. Brent R. Wells

Optometrist, Paso Robles, Los Osos and Atascadero
Dr. Wells has deep roots in Atascadero, he is a native and completed all of his early education here. He is an Eagle Scout and he planned and built the local Heilman disc golf course in 2002. He received his Bachelors of Science in Nutrition with a minor in Biology...

Dr. Karen R. Kudija

Optometrist, Paso Robles
Dr. Kudija graduated salutatorian of her class from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1990 after receiving a BS Degree at UC Berkeley in 1981. She has been involved with researching the link between vision problems and juvenile delinquency. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and...

Dr. Steve Jio

Optometrist, Los Osos
Dr. Jio received his Doctor of Optometry from UC Berkeley in 1979 after receiving his Bachelors in Zoology in 1972 also at CAL Berkeley. He has been practicing solo in Los Osos for 36 years and recently joined OCA in 2016....

Dr. Rupert C. Chowins

Optometrist, Retired
Dr. Chowins has officially retired from Private practice! Here are a few parting words from Dr. Chowins: To my valued patients, I want to take a moment to thank each of you for allowing me to be your eye doctor over the years, it has been a distinct pleasure and I thank...