Vivian P. Shibayama, OD
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Vivian P. Shibayama, OD

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
UCLA Doris Stein Eye Research Center | 200 Stein Plza Suite 2525, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Contact/appointment line for Dr. Shibayama: 310-206-1164

Dr. Vivian Shibayama OD FAAO FSLS completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of California Irvine and graduated cum laude from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She completed a specialty contact lens fellowship at Stein Eye Institute and stayed on staff taking over the direction of the specialty contact lens practice. Her practice consists of 80% custom fits to treat conditions such as keratoconus, corneal transplants, scars, ocular surface disease, post-refractive ectasia, and infantile aphakia. Being with the university has allowed her to be on the cutting edge of technology, fitting all types of lenses such as custom rigid, soft, hybrid, prosthetic soft, and scleral lenses. Dr. Shibayama offers Eyeprint Pro custom-molded fluid-filled scleral lenses that are made to fit the contour of a patient's eye perfectly.

Dr. Shibayama also fits contact lenses for patients with normal refractive errors: custom made soft or rigid contacts, single vision, or multifocal.

In 2018, Dr. Shibayama and Dr. Saba Al Hashimi MD opened the Dry eye Center: a practice focused on treating patients with severe ocular surface disease including Sjogren's syndrome, Steven-Johnson syndrome, neurotrophic keratitis, exposure keratopathy, and Graft vs Host Disease, . Starting with a thorough tear analysis involving tear samples and imaging, a customized treatment plan is created for the patient. The dry eye center offers the newest technology in treating the ocular surface including Lipiflow, Blephex, Intense pulsed light, and fluid-filled scleral lenses.





OD, Salus University, 2011


UCLA Doris Stein Eye Research Center

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



  • Contact Lenses
  • Irregular Corneas
  • Keratoconus
  • Scleral Lenses
  • Pediatric Contact Lenses


  1. Shibayama VP, Collier When Lashes not lenses are the problem. Review of cornea and contact lens may 2020
  2. Shibayama VP Out with the Old, In with the New. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens November 2018
  3. Shibayama VP. Back at Square One- With a twist. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens March 2018
  4. Shibayama VP. Double Trouble in Keratoconus. Review of Cornea and Contact lens. January 2018
  5. Shibayama VP. One size does not fit all. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens. November 2017
  6. Shibayama VP. Building a Better Bandage Lens. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens. May 2017
  7. Shibayama VP, Foggy with a Chance of Clarity. Review of Corneal and Contact Lens March 2017
  8. Shibayama VP. The Right Lens for a Corneal Scar. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens. Feb 2017
  9. Shibayama VP, Weissman B. Replacing Gas permeable Lenses: The Benefit of a Professional in Office Dispense. Canadian Journal of Optometry. May 2016
  10. Shibayama VP. Putting it on the Map: Fitting Rigid Lenses Using Corneal Topography. Review of Cornea and Contact Lens. Feb 2016

In the News

Yep, Mask associated dry eye is really a thing. -
How does screentime affect your vision? - Spectrum News(2020)
6 tips for Healthier Time Online During the Pandemic. - LA Parent(2020)
Coronavirus is causing pink eye in patients. - Yahoo News(2020)
Do eyedrops expire? -
Here’s why your eyes burn when you put in contact lenses. - Self Magazine(2018)
This is why your eyes get so damn dry- and how to fix it. - Self Magazine(2018)
How bad is it to lick your contact lens and put it back in? - Self Magazine(2018)
Here’s exactly what to do if something’s stuck in your eye. - Self Magazine(2018)
Botox use may be tied to less photophobia/ dry eye in migraineurs. - Reuter Health News(2017)
Custom Molded Lens Brings Hope to Patients with Irregular Eye Surfaces - EYE. Stein Eye Institute Winter 2016. Volume 34:4(2016)
8 Dangerous Contact Lens Mistakes You Don’t Know You are Making. - Yahoo News(2014)

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