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SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Mary M. Wells, OD

  • Optometry
Additional Language Spoken
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
  • Providence
23591 El Toro Road
Suite 145
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

23591 El Toro Road
Suite 145
Lake Forest, CA 92630
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(949) 859-3180
(949) 859-6317
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekend Hours

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  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Optometry
  • Biography


    Dr. Melinda Wells, O.D. has been practicing optometry for nearly 30 years. She started her Lake Forest practice over 25 years ago.

    Dr. Wells received her Bachelor's of Science in Biology at the University of California, Riverside in 1984. She then received a Bachelor's of Science in Visual Science, Cum Laude in 1986 and her Doctorate of Optometry in 1988 at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton.

    Dr. Wells worked with an ophthalmologist, Dr. Bradley Greider, M.D., of Vista for over 12 years. She routinely handled pre and post-operative care, and currently specializes in difficult-to-fit contact lens patients. Dr. Wells has national certification in the management and treatment of ocular disease, as well as glaucoma. For the last 20 years, Dr. Wells has worked closely in the management and care of LASIK patients with Tom Tooma, M.D. of Newport Beach. Dr. Tooma is a nationwide known specialist in LASIK and has performed over 80,000 LASIK procedures alone. Dr. Tooma is also currently involved in FDA clinical trials regarading the implantation of corneal inlays to correct presbyopia. Because of Dr. Wells' association with Dr. Tooma, her patients have access to a true specialist in all aspect of refractive surgery.

    Dr. Wells has been a member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association for the past 29 years. Dr. Wells prides herself on friendly professional care and attention to detail.