Your Studio City Optometric Team

Rezah S. Mohamed, OD

mohamedDr. Mohamed is a board certified optometrist who has been practicing in Southern California since 2005.   Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree with Honors at the University of Toronto.   He attended optometry school in Chicago at the Illinois College of Optometry, where he received the Wildermuth Foundation Scholarship for outstanding leadership.

As a student, Dr. Mohamed was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society for outstanding achievement and the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society for outstanding leadership and service.   He has been a member of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association.

Southland is a staple in the Studio City community and Dr. Mohamed is excited to take this practice to new heights.   His easy going personality and attention to the needs of his patients are the cornerstones of his clinical skills.   When not working, he enjoys exploring restaurants, activities and the culture in Southern California with his wife and friends.   Playing tennis, basketball, and golf keep him active in the community.

John Macaray, RDO ABOC NCLC

John01For over 20 years John has proudly served the people of Studio City.   He has devoted his time and energy to creating a comfortable atmosphere and providing the best possible care for his customers.   John is a Board Certified Optician and a certified National Contact Lens Examiner.   His expertise and workmanship has earned him the honor of Master Optician.

John Macaray has volunteered to provide free eyecare to the indigenous LA population and collects old eyeglasses to donate to New Eyes for the Needy.   He is also a member of local Studio City organizations, including the Studio City Neighborhood Council, Rotary Club, and volunteers at the East Valley YMCA (former board member).

John moved to Studio City in 1988, and he and his wife, Bonnie, and daughter, Brenna enjoy the restaurants, local theatre and music performances, and other community events which make Studio City a great place to make a life.

Southland Team



History of Southland

Southland History


Southland Opticians was established in 1980 by Berge Khanaikian, an optician trained in Switzerland and Germany. He opened Southland at the current location in Studio City. John Macaray succeeded him in 1992 as Master Optician and has continued to carry on the traditions of quality and craftsmanship. Dr. Rezah S. Mohamed has now established Southland as a full scope Optometric Practice, while maintaining the expertise and workmanship of a skilled optician. Since 1980, Southland has developed a loyal following of entertainers, business leaders, and proud locals while upholding the highest standards of quality, ethics, and the best values in town.