Dr. Athena Brasfield is a licensed doctor of optometry. She earned her B.A. degree in Biology and English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. She went on to receive her doctorate in optometry at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with Beta Sigma Kappa honors.
While training at the prestigious Meredith W. Morgan University Eye Center, Dr. Brasfield refined her skills in the medical treatment of glaucoma, specialty contact lens fittings, vision therapy, and prescribing eyeglasses for various visual needs. During her training, Dr. Brasfield completed challenging rotations at the Veteran Affairs hospitals in Palo Alto and Livermore, CA. She furthered her expertise in ocular disease by interning at the world renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL.
She also gained experience providing optometric vision care in the sub-specialty clinics of pediatrics and vision therapy by working as a Vision Therapist with one of the nation’s top specialists in the field during her time at Berkeley. Dr. Brasfield is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and continues to attend lectures and seminars to further her knowledge in vision therapy.
She began her optometric career working in Silicon Valley, CA, where she oversaw one of the busiest Orthokeratology/CRT practices in the nation. She treated hundreds of patients fitting Orthokeratology/CRT lenses and scleral contact lenses. There she also designed and implemented the company’s first vision therapy clinic.
She has a special interest in ocular disease management, vision therapy, and myopia control.
Dr. Brasfield is excited to be in the Coachella Valley and is dedicated to compassionate, high quality vision care. She understands the importance of clear, comfortable vision and provides understandable explanations to patients to ensure the best care for their eyes.
Aside from practicing, Dr. Brasfield enjoys spending time with her family, as well as working out at the gym, and finding great places to eat.