About Slaugh Pedersen & Associates Optometry
Russell R. Slaugh, O.D.
Dr. Slaugh purchased the practice from Dr. Pedersen in August of 2011. He received a bachelors in Business Management from BYU-Idaho, and his Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University. Dr Slaugh's father was in the Air-Force, and so he has grown up all over the country. He most recently was working in Phoenix, AZ, and was excited about the opportunity to move to California-since his wife is from La Quinta. Dr Slaugh has an advanced certification and can manage and treat all forms of glaucoma. He is also currently volunteering as a California Optometric Association delegate to help give optometrists a voice in the state legislature.
Dennis G. Lowman, O.D.
Dennis Lowman has worked as an Optometrist in Yucca Valley for 27 years. He is a member of both the California and American Optometric Associations. Raised in central Iowa he graduated from Iowa State University in Zoology. After arriving in California he obtained his Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry. He enjoys gardening, landscaping, hiking, sports & fitness training.
Dr. Trevor Dao, O.D.
Dr. Trevor Dao was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Biological Sciences from the University of Calgary. He completed his Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) degree from the Illinois College of Optometry where he graduated on the Academic and Clinical Dean’s List. During his clinical training, he practised in a wide variety of clinical settings including the respected Chicago Lighthouse for the visually impaired where he focused his training in low vision services. He also completed his training speciality contact lenses, ocular pathology, pediatric and binocular vision.
In his spare time, Dr. Dao enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, snowboarding, and going to the beach. He is also a passionate ‘foodie’ who likes to cook and find new restaurants to try. He is a member of the California Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Dao is is excited to be providing comprehensive vision and health examinations to the Yucca Valley and its surrounding communities while also building a strong rapport with his patients.