Our Doctors

Dr. Maria Auerbach

Although she was born in Canada, Dr. Maria Auerbach was raised in Southern California since was she was 3 years of age. She has been practicing in the Hancock Park area since 1992, when she joined the ophthalmology practice of Dr. Douglas L. Steel on Larchmont. In 1995, Dr. Auerbach “hung her shingle” on the private practice today known as Larchmont Optometrics, Inc.

She is a graduate of USC with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and the Illinois College of Optometry. She is a member in good standing with the California & American Optometric Association.

Dr. Auerbach cherishes time with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and community volunteering through National Charity League and with various optometric charities.

Dr. Janette Yu

Dr. Yu has been with our practice since 2006. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychobiology from UCLA. She then went on to obtain her Doctorate from the Southern California College of Optometry where she graduated magna cum laude. 

When she is not taking care of her patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young sons.

Dr. Arpine Bosnoyan

Dr. Bosnoyan started her optometric experience working here at Larchmont Optometrics as a technician 6 years ago as an undergraduate student. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in sociology and received her Doctorate of Optometry from Western University of Health Science College of Optometry.

She enjoys spending time with her family, loves sports and traveling with friends.

Our Staff

Sonia Hovsepian

Office Manager, Lead Optician

Sonia has been with the practice since our Dr. Steel days in 1992. She is our expert California Board Certifies Optician with excellent knowledge of the latest lens technologies. Sonia has the uncanny ability of matching just the right frame to any face: A true talent!!! She has also been featured in the media as a spokesperson for Varilux Panamic Lenses.

Marine Ohanian


Marina has also been with our practice for more 20 years. She is the first person you will meet in our office always ensuring a pleasant and problem-free experience. Marina is our insurance and billing specialist. Please don’t hesitate to enlist her help in navigating the insurance process.   She also has wonderful taste in frame styling.

Melissa Santos


Melissa is our hero in the lab. She is California Board Certified and can work wonders with challenging lens prescriptions.   She is the reason we can offer same day lab service on most spectacle prescriptions.

Sylvia Martinez


A California Board Certified Optician since 1992, Sylvia is a very knowledgeable frame stylist and lens technician. She is also a kind and gentle contact lens educator and trainer.

Laura Landon

Dr.’s Assistant

Laura is our resident “Millennial”. She does her best not to laugh at the rest of us trying to SnapChat. She is a delightful member of our office family.   You will meet Laura at the front desk or while prepping you to meet your doctor.

Marine Gevorgyan


Our newest staff member, Marine, comes to us with years of front desk experience. She will also make sure our patients have a smooth and enjoyable visit to our practice.

Languages Spoken

Our Staff also speaks Spanish, Armenian, Korean and Greek.