Southland Eye

Our Practice


Happily Serving Orange County for over 20 years. 

Southland Eyecare Associates, located in Fountain Valley, CA is dedicated to improving the quality of our patient's vision and lives.

Our doctors, Lee H. Novick M.D. and Emma Clay M.D., are Board Certified Ophthalmologists who provide comprehensive eye care services from routine eye exams to cataract, cosmetic and refractive surgery.

Our in-office optical shop, is fully equipped with the latest styles and brands, and are offered at a range of prices to accommodate many types of budgets. We work hard to keep our glasses fresh, exciting, traditional and modern. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the product, and love working with patients to find the perfect pair.


Lee H. Novick, M.D.

Dr. Novick specializes in refractive surgery, cornea and external diseases of the eye. In addition to providing top notch general ophthalmic care–including cataract and glaucoma surgery, cosmetic lid surgery, and a variety of laser procedures.

Dr. Novick met his beautiful wife while attending Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, where she was born and raised. Her family is fourth generation New Orleans, and they often return to visit friends and family. They try to keep the New Orleans’ style alive on the west coast, the city’s influence and their love of the jazz music culture can be seen throughout the office. They now reside in Laguna Beach with their son and take full advantage of the Southern California lifestyle, enjoying the outdoors as often as possible. When he isn’t in the office you can find Dr. Novick out in his garden, on the dusty mountain bike trails or on the little league field, where he is coaching his ninth consecutive year.


Hamilton College - Bachelor of Arts

Rockefeller University - Researcher Department of Neurobiology          

Tulane University - Medical School 

University of California, Irvine- Refractive Surgery, Cornea, and External Disease Fellowship

Daniel Baer, Optician

Daniel is a certified optician who has been working in the field for 10 years. He enjoys helping his patients with their glasses needs-- from picking the right pair, finding the correct fit and assisting in making sure their visual acuity is as crisp and clear as possible. He is a family man who says his greatest joy is being a dad. 

Terri Fleming, Office Manager

Terri has been the office manager for Southland Eye since it's conception in 1995. She has worked tirelessly with the doctors, patients and staff to provide the best patient experience possible. Her kind nature and positive energy are the heart of the practice. She is as crafty as she is smart and enjoys spending her days off with her husband, daughter/son-in-law and granddaughters.