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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Westmont Optometry a proud provider of vision care products and services in Rancho Palos Verdes.


Noha Shehata, O.D.

Phone of Noha Shehata, O.D. Dr. Noha Shehata joined the practice in 2015. She relocated to Southern California to be close to family and friends. She received her Bachelor in Science from Loyola University and her Doctorate of Optometry from University of Houston College of Optometry. She takes special interest in LASIK co-management, dry eyes treatment, and speciality-fit contact lenses and is excited to be serving the South Bay community! One of Dr. Shehata’s passion is to do relief work in underserved communities. She has participated in vision screenings and exams in Detroit, New Orleans, Dallas, and Los Angeles. Across borders, she visited China, Ghana, and Mexico to provide eye care for rural communities. Her hobbies include hiking in beautiful Palos Verdes. She also loves visiting local venues for salsa and bachata dancing during the week. When the weather permits, she goes to the beach with family and friends.


Walter Wolleat, O.D.

Dr. Walter Wolleat received his Doctorate of Optometry from Los Angeles College of Optometry (currently known as Southern California College of Optometry) and has been practicing at the same location serving the San Pedro/Rancho Palos Verdes area of South Bay since 1976. His interests include speciality-fit contact lens and binocular vision therapy. Dr. Wolleat is very active in the community and has been the past president of the San Pedro Kiwanis Club, past Board of Directors at the San Pedro Peninsula YMCA, and on the board of San Pedro Trojans Club. He is also very active in the field of his own profession. He has been the past director of contact lens at Joseph Mulach Eye Center, past consultant for Coast Contact Lens, and presently on the board of NVISION Laser Center. Dr. Wolleat enjoys morning walks in his neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes. He also loves spending time with his five grandchildren. He has kept the tradition of playing golf once a week with his long time friends and colleagues.


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Vanessa has been with the practice since 2007. She is experienced in frame selection and choosing the appropriate lens design to fit your lifestyle needs. She is also very knowledgeable in insurance coverage and billing. Local to San Pedro, Vanessa has lived in the area most of her life.


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Liz has been working as an optician for three years. She is local to San Pedro and is our newest addition to the practice. Liz is experienced in frame and lens design selections. She is also very knowledgeable in insurance coverage and billing.


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Lilli has been our optometric technician for over five years. She started working for Westmont Optometry while in high school and is now in college majoring in Business Administration. She was also born and raised in San Pedro.