Since 1991, Dr. Gary Monji has been at the same private practice location in Burbank. He had the pleasure of being in a partnership for 24 years with Dr. Katherine Takaki, who retired in 2015. Dr. Monji is originally from Hacienda Heights, CA . He studied biology at UCLA and went on to obtain his graduate degree at the Southern California College of Optometry (now Marshall B. Ketchum University) in Fullerton. Dr. Monji and Dr. Ichiuji met while in optometry college and were married in 1994 and are now working together. They have 2 sons and a daughter.
Dr. Monji has a special interest and expertise in Keratoconus and specialty contact lenses for hard-to-fit patients, such as utilizing NovaKone soft contact lenses to help those with Keratoconus.
Some of his many interests are mountain and road biking, astronomy, hiking, jazz and learning piano. He has lead his sons on high adventure backpacking and canoeing trips in New Mexico and the Boundary Waters in Canada through scouting.
Dr. Monji is a member of:
- San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (SFVOS)
- California Optometric Society
- American Optometric Association