Dr. John May – Los Angeles Optometrist

Dr. John MayDr. May is an optometrist who has worked with Dr. Assil for more than 10 years at the Assil Eye Institute. He provides a broad range of care for patients including pre and post surgical management, comprehensive eye exams, urgent care as well as dry eye consultation and therapy. During this time he has assisted Dr. Assil in numerous FDA supervised clinical trials and continuing education events.

Dr. May graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with two majors: one in art history, the other in biology. While at Holy Cross he also competed as a Division I varsity track & field athlete in multiple events. After college he earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the State University of New York, completing clinical rotations at Montefiore Medical Center and the West Haven VA Medical Center. Subsequently he finished a residency in primary eye care and geriatric optometry at the West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center. His responsibilities included clinical instruction of students from Southern California College of Optometry (now Marshall Ketchum University), giving lectures and organizing grand rounds. Shortly after this program he earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.

Prior to joining the Assil Eye Institute he worked at the Los Angeles County Southwest Area Health Centers, providing patient care with an emphasis on diabetic eye exams and glaucoma management. During his tenure here he achieved the rank of Assistant Professor within the Department of Ophthalmology at Charles R. Drew University teaching in the areas of optics, refraction and contact lenses.

Dr. May has previously lectured on advances in refractive surgery as an invited speaker and served as a consultant for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. He also completed advanced studies in ocular pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (previously at Walter Reed Army Medical Center). Currently he is a guest lecturer at USC College of Pharmacy.