Dr. Justin Michaels graduated with a B.S. degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California at San Diego and went on the earn his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry. During his clinical training, he received several awards including the California Optometric Council Achievement Scholarship, the Dr. George Deane, Jr. Memorial Leadership Scholarship, the AOA Student Leadership Award, the Vistakon Student Involvement Award, the Marco Professional Scholarship, and the CA Optical Laboratories Assn Auxiliary Scholarship. As a student he completed clinical rotations at the VA Hospital in Las Vegas, the Barnet Dulaney Eye Center in Arizona, and the Indian Health Service within the Navajo Nation of Arizona. In 2007 Dr. Michaels and Dr. Vu purchased South County Eye Care and in 2009 opened Eye Care For You Optometry.
He has 3 children and enjoys running, weight lifting, hiking, and traveling.