Doctors & Staff

Thomas D. LoBue


Medical Director and Founder of the LoBue Laser & Eye Medical Centers Inc. has been providing comprehensive ophthalmic care in the Inland Empire since 1989. Dr. LoBue received his undergraduate degree at University of California, Irvine with a B.S. in Biology. He attended Medical School at University of Health Science/Chicago Medical School in Chicago, IL. He completed both his Internship and Residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, IL. During his final year of training he was chosen as Chief Resident. Dr. LoBue acquired additional training at Estelle Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California (USC). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery, and a former faculty member of Rush University and Medical College.

Stephen LoBue


Stephen A. LoBue MD is the Director of Research at LoBue Laser and Eye Medical Centers Inc.  

Dr. LoBue completed a high-volume Cataract/Refractive/Anterior-Segment fellowship at Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport. Louisiana where he completed over 3,000 procedures involving corneal crosslinking, LASIK, SMILE, PRK, ICL, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, laser cataract surgery with premium IOLs, complex cataract surgery, and sutured secondary lens placement. Prior to his fellowship, Dr. LoBue completed his residency at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn NY where he was awarded a certificate of courage for his actions during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as becoming the chief resident his senior year.

Dr. LoBue’s passion for research began in medical school at St. George's University where he was awarded a distinction in research among his peers. To further develop his research abilities, he underwent a two-year vitreoretinal research fellowship under the tutelage of Timothy W. Olsen MD at Emory University and Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, focusing on a surgical treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Learning the fundamentals under his mentors, Dr. LoBue became the director of research at LoBue Laser and Eye Medical Center in 2017 which has completed over 28 clinical trials since its establishment. Recently Dr. LoBue has become the director of research for a new lens-based company, Glaive Medical Optics, which has completed phase one of initial funding to develop a lens-based treatment for macular degeneration.

 Dr. LoBue has continued to progress in his passion for evidence-based medicine and has been recently appointed as the Research Director in the Department of Ophthalmology at Willis-Knighton with a dedicated post-graduate research fellow, focusing on topics of cataract/refractive surgery and improving patient outcomes. Dr. LoBue has published over 50 abstracts/peer-reviewed articles with ambitions to further contribute to the field of ophthalmology.

 He is currently accepting new patients and is excited to bring evidence medicine to improve patient outcomes and experience in the Riverside area.

Jean-Paul J. Abboud


Dr. Abboud received his B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers presenting his thesis, “A Comprehensive in silico Model of Retinal Neurogenesis”.  He attended Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as part of the Rutgers University and Princeton University Physician-Scientist Program and completed his internship in General Surgery there. Dr. Abboud acquired additional experience in ophthalmology during his residency at University of San Diego’s Shiley Eye Institute in La Jolla.  During his time there, he received the Outstanding Teacher Award as voted by his peers. From there, he was selected to attend West Virginia University’s prestigious Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship. Dr. Abboud is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Ryan G. Miller


Dr. Miller received his B.S. Degree in Psychology from the University of California at Davis. He then completed his Doctor of Optometry at  Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. Dr. Miller has specialized training in ocular disease, primary care optometry and low vision  rehabilitation. Dr. Miller is a member of the California Optometric Association.

Ryan R. Evans


Dr. Evans is a graduate of Concordia University, Irvine, CA with a BA in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He then completed his Doctor of Optometry at Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Evans is a member of the California Optometric Association and is a Licensed Optometrist with TPA certification (therapeutic pharmaceutical agents), Lacrimal Irrigation/Dilation, and Glaucoma Treatment certifications.


Sophia Nooruddin

Dr. Sophia Nooruddin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Business Foundations from The University of Texas at Austin. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Nooruddin has specialized training in treating glaucoma, co-managing cataract and vision correction surgeries, primary care optometry, and pediatric eye care. She is also proficient in giving eye examinations in Spanish.