Your vision team
Under the guidance of our experienced physicians, the Visalia Eye Center offers more comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to patients. The Courtyard Surgery Pavilion includes fully equipped surgical suites in which eye surgeries, including: Laser Refractive surgery, "no stitch" cataract surgery, cornea transplants, pterygium removal, filtering procedures for glaucoma, and many other are performed. Lasers are available to provide modern treatment to patients with diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, and other eye conditions. The facility includes state-of-the-art Laser Vision Correction.
Dr. Stan Feil
Dr. Stan Feil grew up in Visalia, California and graduated from Golden West High School in 1983. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah, where he remained for his medical school training.
Dr. Feil completed his medical internship and ophthalmology residency at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Maryland, and completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Eye Diseases at the University of Michigan.
He is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the California Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has published his research in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research at the international ophthalmology meetings.
He has spent time in Guyana, South America on a surgical mission. Dr. Feil is the only fellowship-trained corneal surgeon in Tulare and Kings Counties.
Dr. Feil enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, backpacking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and biking. He has served as a Boy Scout leader in the community, and continues to work with the scouting program.
Dr. Michael Baumann, O.D.
Dr. Michael Baumann was born and raised in San Jose, California. He graduated from Bellarmine College Prep in 1975.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where he met his wife, Rita. Dr. Baumann received a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. In 1984, he earned a Doctors of Optometry degree graduating from the Pacific University College of Optometry one week after his first son, Will was born.
He moved his family to Los Angeles where he gained valuable Optometric experience in Private, Commercial, and Ophthalmologic Practice settings. His wife, Rita was teaching kindergarten and the family grew. Two more sons, Danny and Steven were born three years apart.
The Baumann Family relocated to Visalia by 1990 because they liked the small town atmosphere. Dr. Baumann leased his office in Wal-Mart where he practiced optometry for 12 years. He enjoyed fitting and prescribing contact lenses. He also provided eye exams to patients in nursing homes and for the Good News Center.
Dr. Baumann joined the Visalia Eye Center team in 2004. He is active in his church and loves to travel with his family. He is an accomplished and dedicated marathon runner having raced in more than 100 marathons including the prestigious Boston Marathon several times.
Dr. Matthew Oblad, O.D.
Dr. Matthew Oblad was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Syracuse, New York. After graduating from high school, he attended Brigham Young University - Hawaii, where he met his wife, Kanani.
Dr. Oblad received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in April 2001.
He continued his education and obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Southern California College of Optometry in May 2005, graduating Summa cum laude. After graduation, Dr. Oblad gained valuable optometric experience in Ophthalmic, Commercial and Private practices located in Southern California.
Dr. Oblad loves the outdoors. He especially enjoys camping, fishing, and astronomy. He is active in his church and is fluent in Spanish. But his greatest love is spending time with his young family.
Dr. Oblad enjoys being an optometrist because of the daily opportunities to serve and interact with his patients. He is committed to providing the highest quality of care to his patients. Dr. Oblad joined the Visalia Eye Center team in July 2006.
After a brief period of time away in 2012, we are happy to welcome Dr. Oblad back to Visalia and the Visalia Eye Center
Dr. David Feil, Founder (retired)
Dr. David Feil grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he graduated from the University of Utah in 1964. He also received his medical degree from the same university in 1967.
Following medical internship at San Francisco General Hospital in 1968, he served 2 years in the United States Navy as a General medical officer at Lemoore Naval Air Station. He Continued in the Navy Reserve during his ophthalmology residency, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1973.
He is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and a member of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons.
Dr. Feil, now retired, has practiced ophthalmology in Visalia since 1973. He has been actively involved in the community, serving on the Boy Scout Council and several charitable organizations. He continues to serve in his church, where he has served in many different capacities. His children have all graduated from Golden West High School and have become physicians.
While he no longer sees patients, he is very involved in the day-to-day operation of the Visalia Eye Center.