Dr. Israel attended both UCLA and UCR, receiving a B.S. degree in biology, specializing in genetics, and graduating with honors. He then spent a year at UCLA doing DNA sequencing in a cancer research study. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at UC Berkeley School of Optometry.
Dr. Israel was the only member of his class to be accepted to SUNYUniversity, for a vision therapy internship and was also only one of eighteen students in his class to be selected for a contact lens externship at PacificMedicalCenter in San Francisco. After graduating from OptometrySchool he practiced with a corneal specialist fitting contacts on corneal transplant patients.
Dr. Israel has practiced in Lancaster since 1986. He is a contact lens specialist and has been licensed to prescribe therapeutic drugs. Dr. Israel has co-managed laser eye surgery since it was approved in the U .S. He was credentialed by the Laser Eye Institutes of America and is a member of the Laser Eximer Eye Surgery Panel of Doctors. In fact Dr. Israel has had LASIK surgery performed on his eyes by Dr. Berg.
When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.