Loren Rude, OD was born and raised in Southern California. He attended University of California Irvine where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Illinois, Chicago (ICO).
While at ICO, Dr. Rude worked with prominent surgeons from the University of Illinois, Chicago in clinical rotations at West Side Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His emphasis there was on ocular disease and comanagement of surgical cases.
Passionate about sharing is knowledge and clinical experience with the optometric community, Dr. Rude served as Refractive Surgery Clinical Adjunct Professor at Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). While at SCCO his emphasis was in co-management of laser vision correction (LASIK) with extensive research and lectures to his credit in the field of refractive surgery.
In addition to overseeing the daily refractive operations of Coastal Vision, Dr. Rude is committed to helping maintain a network of affiliated optometrists in the community who provide pre-operative and postoperative care to patients undergoing laser vision correction.
Dr. Rude is a member of American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and International Society of Refractive Surgery. He has also volunteered abroad on a medical mission trip to El Rosario, Mexico with Flying Samaritans where he helped organize and deliver ophthalmic, medical, and dental services to the community.
When not in clinic, Dr. Rude enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle. His hobbies include surfing, water skiing, snow skiing, running, soccer and cooking.
1994 Bachelor of Science, University of California, Irvine, CA
2000 Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL
2008-2021 Clinical Director, Clearsight/Nvision Laser Centers, Fullerton, Newport Beach, Fresno, CA
2005-2016 Adjunct Clinical Professor/Director of Research-Refractive Surgery, Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton, CA
2001-2008 Regional Clinical Director, TLC Laser Eye Centers, Fullerton, Torrance, Fresno, CA
American Optometric Association
California Optometric Association
South Bay Optometric Society
American Academy of Optometry
International Society of Refractive Surgery
2000 Recipient, Southwest Contact Lens Society Scholarship for Excellence in Cornea and Contact Lens Services
2016 Allergan Androgen Study Protocol # 195263-009 Ophthalmic Testosterone Phase 2 Study, Principal Investigator: Franklin Lusby, M.D., Sub-Investigator: Loren Rude, O.D.
2008 Wavefront Guided (VISX) vs. Wavefront Optimized (Allegretto) Treatments, Retrospective cohort study, Student Advisor
2008 Relationship of postoperative corneal curvature to Wavefront Guided vs. Wavefront Optimized Treatments, Retrospective cohort study, Student Advisor
2008 Inflammatory markers, preoperative vs. postoperative with and without Restasis. Double-blind Phase 4 Clinical Trial, Principal Investigator: David J. Schanzlin, M.D., Sub-Investigator: Loren Rude, O.D.
2007 Artificial Tear viscosity effect on wavescan measurements. Student Advisor
2006 Postoperative PRK pain study, comparison of Neurontin vs. Vicodin, Physician Sponsored, Principal Investigators: Jim Owen, O.D. and Loren Rude, O.D.
2000 Evaluation of LASIK for treatment of amblyopia in the pediatric population, University of Chicago Study, Principal Investigator: Kenneth Goins, M.D.