Meet Our Eye Doctors

Optometrists in Playa Del Rey

Our team of eye doctors and opticians bring a wealth of experience in evaluating the vision needs and eye health of kids, adults and seniors. They share a caring attention to detail and desire for you to have the best vision and health that you can. Learn more about the optometric doctors in our Playa Del Rey office.

Anna M. Pennino, O.D.

Del Rey optometrist Anna Pennino


Anna Pennino, O.D. received her baccalaureate degree from California State University at Fullerton. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry Boston, Massachusetts in 1991. Post-doctorate, Dr. Pennino participated in clinical research, evaluating the ocular side-effects of cholesterol-lowering medication. She is a native Californian practicing in her two locations; Del Rey Optometry, Playa Del Rey (2002) and South Gate Optometry, South Gate (2007).

“I am committed to delivering personalized patient care. I do my best to connect with each patient to solve their visual needs while educating and giving everyone a reason to smile.”

Her professional interests are primary care optometry and specialty contact lenses including multifocal and myopia control. She has been a sponsoring doctor for Unite For Sight, a non-profit organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. She has participated in contact lens solution studies and contact lens consulting.

Dr. Pennino also enjoys expressing her creative side. She is the co-designer of her exclusive eyewear collection Pepper Zagg.

In addition to optometry and designing eyewear, Dr. Pennino is an enthusiastic skier, scuba diver, and adventurous traveler. She is an active volunteer at the Orange County Food Bank and Kinetic Academy Charter School, founded by her husband. She can’t resist an ice-cold diet coke, believes the best medicine is a good laugh, is married to an ambitious banker and most impressive is a mom to two sets of twin boys! In her spare time, when she is not chauffeuring her boys to their various activities she looks forward to relaxing with her husband and a glass of red wine.

Ivy W. Lin, O.D.

Del Rey optometrist Ivy Lin


Ivy Lin, O.D. holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA, and received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from Pacific University in 2003. Since then, she has published an article on the Acuvue Bifocal contact lens, and is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, the California Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Lin is currently a board member of the Orange County Optometric Society, and is the editor of their newsletter.

Jenny H. Sung, O.D.

Del Rey optometrist Jenny Sung


Jenny Sung, O.D. completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Integrative Biology. She continued her studies at the University of California, Berkeley to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree where her research at the school’s Levi Lab helped to show that perceptual learning improved vision in amblyopic patients. Her professional interests are in the areas of primary care, pediatric optometry, and contact lens fitting. She is TPA certified to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents and TLG certified to diagnose and treat primary open angle glaucoma.

Upon receipt of her Doctor of Optometry in 2010, Dr. Sung traveled to Guatemala as part of a 50-person medical team providing pro bono vision care services.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Sung leads an active lifestyle in keeping with her love of yoga, hiking, and international travel.

Lori Mata
Office Manager/Optician

Playa Del Rey Office Manager and Optician Lori Mata



Lori has been at Del Rey Optometry for three years, and a certified optician for five. She also manages the office, and is knowledgable in many aspects of optics. Lori also assists patients with contact lenses and frame selection.