Nathan Hinds OD | Optometrist | La Mirada, CA | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Nathan D. Hinds

Nathan D. Hinds OD


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Dr. Nathan Hind’s desire to become an optometrist stems from his childhood. At a young age he was near-sighted. His optometrist gave him the ability to see clearly and perform to his full potential. This experience made him want to help others the same way he was helped. “The world is a beautiful place, and people should be able to appreciate it as clearly as possible,” he said. On his spare time, Dr. Hinds loves spending time with his family and friends. His second love is motorsports, especially motorcycles and vintage muscle cars.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians





  • Optometry

Additional Languages

  • Spanish


Medical School

Southern California College of Optometry


Patient Reviews

May 11, 2022
Dr and Office are very patient and Very Nice
May 11, 2022
Great patient service. Friendly, professional , and knowledgeable ?
May 09, 2022
Dr. Hinds and his staff are friendly and courteous. They answered all my questions. I will definitely continue coming back to them.
May 03, 2022
fit me in on an urgent basis.
May 02, 2022
The Dr. was overbooked and did not have the time needed to dialate my eyes as was scheduled to be done when I made the appointment. He was very apologetic but explained he didn't have the time due to so many patients that day. More time needs to be allotted per patients visit.
April 28, 2022
Friendly and knowledgeable staff
April 21, 2022
It's All Good ? No complaints, Smooth as Silk . Thanks again for the Great Service Dr. Hinds and staff.
April 21, 2022
Everyone was very nice , professional, and friendly
April 20, 2022
I appreciated that they squeezed me in the next morning . . . first thing. I was concerned about a possible detached retina & they were equally concerned.
April 19, 2022
Put not likely for that last one.
April 19, 2022
The survey questions was good enough!
April 19, 2022
Yes, I'm a senior citizen, I'm 82 years old. I found a Dr. Hinds to be the most well mannered, kind caring listener. Just I wish all my doctors were like him. I have he's absolutely excellent. Excellent. Excellent. I would recommend him to anyone and I will keep seeing him in the future. I just he answered questions for me that even my, my other providers, my specialist for my glaucoma and my macular, and all the stuff I've got going on with my eyes, and my ears and everything. He answers questions. He was just the kindness, he's and, and his knowledge, and his consult. Everything was just perfect. I like, I say it all the doctors would like that and his staff. Oh my gosh, (PHI removed)
April 14, 2022
Great experience. It was so calm and quiet in there.
April 13, 2022
He was pleasant and answered all my questions. The staff was courteous.
March 31, 2022
The doctor was very attentive. The staff was very courteous and polite. However, while waiting to be seen in the waiting room, conversating with other patients, I realize that other patients also had the same appointment time as I did and I think it's kind of impossible for the doctor to see three patients at the same time. So I don't understand why three of us were given the same appointment time when there's only one provider there. That's really all I have to add as far as what went well and what didn't go well at the office visit. Thank you.
March 31, 2022
I'm so in awwww that I was so fast in and out and got great service from the moment I made my appointment.
March 29, 2022
Great! The doctor is so easy to talk to and is a very gracious. He is very maticulous and explain's everything as he does the examination. My wife said that once she is on Medicare she wants to see him as her doctor as well! Thank you.
March 21, 2022
Dr. Hinds is a very respectful and Professional person.
March 09, 2022
As you enter the hospital you had a pleasant smile and soft greeting and as you go upstairs to the patient's room everybody's is just so humble and caring and PIH number one patient care I
March 07, 2022
Very professional
March 07, 2022
Felt very comfortable in the care I received. All my questions were answered and left feeling I like that doctor
February 28, 2022
Dr Hinds is an excellent eye doctor! He's always attentive and answers all my questions. Very courteous and professional! Great eye doctor!
February 22, 2022
Your staff member and teamwork. They work like a team which is appreciable service. Okay.
February 18, 2022
I was very happy with the service that was provided to me. I had what I felt was an urgent matter and they were able to see me the same day within a couple hours. Dr. Hinds explained everything thoroughly. The staff was very professional, and he was able to give me a clear picture of what was going on. I was very, very satisfied with my service.
February 11, 2022
I love PIH doctors are great my visit to my doctors were excellent they listen to me and explain everything to me they give me my options I am alway recommending my friends and family members and co worker's to PIH thank you staff and God bless her one of you and your family may God shine His light upon you
February 04, 2022
This is a first time I see Dr. Hinds. And he was very helpful in explaining the concerns, I had about my eyes. very knowledgeable. He actually explain everything in a manner that I would understand, and gave me or provided me with the treatment that I need it for my eyes, so I really like Dr. Hinds very, very nice.
February 03, 2022
They gave me completely good information, I think I understood everything they took away and I am happy with the service they provide at the hospital and with the staff.
February 01, 2022
Dr. Hinds' attention to what I needed was exceptional. He was concerned by that he thought needed immediate attention and made sure I could have an appointment with an ophthalmologist. Dr. Hinds' staff was just as attentive. Thank you!
January 27, 2022
Very professional staff, The clerk who sign me in was great patient care, the two lady technicians were very very professional and new there work well , awesome manners and very polite,I believe her name was [name removed], and the other was [name removed]. Thank you Dr. Hinds for being very professional and taking the time to listen!???I'll be seeing you guys in two weeks when I pick up my new glasses .
January 26, 2022
Dr. Hinds is always takes time with me and I never feel rushed. He explains my condition clearly and I trust him. He and his office staff are polite and thorough. I highly recommend him.
January 25, 2022
PIH has been the best medical group I've experienced in my lifetime. Please continue to keep safe and do what you do....greatly appreciated.
January 24, 2022
Very efficient, knowledgeable and good rapport.
January 21, 2022
Dr Hinds and staff were great! I always have a great experience with my appointments here
January 18, 2022
Very nice ? thanks ?
January 13, 2022
Clean and friendly place
January 11, 2022
My Sister and I are both long time patients with Dr.Hinds practice and will continue to see him until he decides to retire. He is thorough, professional, courteous and very approachable. His Staff are knowledgeable, patient and and also very helpful during the process of selecting/suggesting new eyeglass frames and never make us feel rushed to complete our decision.
January 07, 2022
It was very kind and very satisfying than you
January 04, 2022
My daughter and I had appt and Doctor was very knowledgeable and helpful with us he was very sweet and actually made us laugh , made us feel confortable , this is my second time I come to this location and love the staff and physicians.
December 17, 2021
Yes, I'm on the first two selection. It was incorrect. it should always be 4. (INAUDIBLE) is an excellent doctor? And I would definitely recommend him to my friends. Thank you.
December 14, 2021
Dr. Hinds is very thorough, very gentle, and very soft spoken. I ... I found him very pleasant. I was also impressed with his staff. They went out of their way to show me glasses that were not even on display, and I truly appreciated that, and I let them know. I told him that I was very satisfied with my visit.
December 10, 2021
Dr Hinds is great always have a wonderful experience with him. He remembers me even though I only see him once a year.
December 09, 2021
Overall experience was fantastic!!! I loved the office staff and Dr. Hinds was amazing. He took his time with me and explained everything very clearly and I was able to understand. I'm really excited to get my new eye wear.
December 09, 2021
Yes, Dr. Nathan Hinds is an amazing doctor and I really enjoyed his Optometry services. So I give he's, I give him, you know, high stars, high marks. The problem is or some of the issues come in that the hospital itself. The parking situation is really difficult. There's not many parking spaces and this is the first time that I have noticed since the last time I was there, now they charge for parking before parking was free, but now the bill you $3 to park for an appointment, also the office staff, they're good, but they can improve a little bit, be more efficient, be more timely. Overall, I think they're good, but I think that the hesitancy for recommendations would be the parking situation. Also, I think the office staff can improve some, but I do think they're good, but doctor, the doctor himself to provider himself is amazing. Thank you.
November 30, 2021
Dr Hinds and staff very courteous and friendly. Enjoyed Dr Hinds's manner.
November 30, 2021
Very professional and respectful Dr.
November 23, 2021
The service is good. But the prices on the lenses are very expensive which I cannot afford. And most likely I will not but them. I will have to look for something else. Okay. It's expensive and my insurance doesn't cover it. Hopefully, when I get my new insurance, I'm able to get them. But if this time no. I was surprised that they didn't offer me, anything that was covered by Medicare or your insurance. You know, substitute lens. But she showed me the most expensive ones which I didn't care for.
November 23, 2021
Dr Hinds is very friendly and knowledgeable. The staff was helpful and courteous.
November 19, 2021
Doctor was very nice and so was the staff
November 19, 2021
It was very professional in a friendly manner. Very pleased with everyone. Great customer service. Thank you
November 16, 2021
Dr and staff very friendly and helpful
November 10, 2021
I would like to see that you can see the glasses that are available if you're going to get new lenses. Some of it...some of the glasses are not available if someone's sitting there talking to the person taking new instructions should be more separated. So you can walk in the back and see what there is to offer while you're waiting. Other than that everything was great.
November 08, 2021
Everything was fine. I really have no complaints. That's it.
November 08, 2021
Very responding in a timely manner. Courteous and helpful. Enjoy going to this office.
November 05, 2021
Dr. Hinds and his staff treated me with a professional manner. They answered my questions with simple answers where one could understand.
November 02, 2021
Nice staff.Nice and friendly doctor.
November 01, 2021
The staff is very attentive.
October 29, 2021
I thought this was a really good experience. The Dr. Hinds was very professional, kind, understanding, and explained everything. And then after the person who was in charge of the area with glasses was also the same. So, I had a really great experience. I also love the set up of the office the fact that it was so clean, and really nice. So overall I would say this was an excellent experience for me.
October 29, 2021
Very good all went well felt very comfortable
October 27, 2021
The doctor, and staff are amazing.
October 26, 2021
Yes, I just felt maybe he had too many patients, because we were a little late with, because we had to wait in line to to register and, because of the virus and the he didn't, I had appointment for my husband and he didn't get to have his appointment, because he said it would make him too late.
October 25, 2021
I initially had an appointment at the Bloomfield eye center but I was not notified by the person who made my appointment over the phone that Bloomfield does not accept VSP. Upon my arrival for my appointment at Bloomfield the male at the counter in the eye center proceeded to let me know that my insurance was not accepted there. This man, whose name may be [name removed], had terrible customer service. The manner in which he spoke and the tone of his voice left an awful impression on me to the point that I would never choose to gonto the Bloomfield eye care center. I would elect to make the PIH hospital and La Mirada center my primary locations as I have never experienced such a negative attitude from anyone at these locations. I may have gone off on a tangent here but all in experience at PIH was stellar. The staff and Dr.Hinds are absolutely great. They are pleasant, helpful, and truly care about the patients they come in contact with.
October 21, 2021
Yes, you did very well. Thank you.
October 19, 2021
My experience was very pleasant.
October 18, 2021
The line at the front door receptionist was lengthy. Would be better if visitation and discharges were handled separately from appointments as appointments go by time frames
October 15, 2021
It was great!!!!!
October 14, 2021
The office staff is always great. Very courteous and friendly. Always feel very comfortable.
October 08, 2021
I believe your service prices are too high, so I didn't buy my glasses. I'm going to shop around.
October 01, 2021
Extremely pleased with their service ???????
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