Some of the most famous eyes in Hollywood trust Dr. Gording

For over 20 years, our office has been a major supplier to the film industry for special effect contact lenses. From the iconic eyes of “Interview with the Vampire,” the myriad of vampire and demon eyes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” and the more recent “True Blood,” and most recently the eyes of the characters of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” our office is known for trusted medical advice, quality workmanship, and on-time delivery.

We are trusted by actors and actresses who need their lenses to be comfortable so as not to interfere with their craft. Make-up artists count on us to see that the lenses are a faithful representation of their creation. As computer graphics become commonplace, producers still prefer that the effect is done “in camera.” We achieve this by our dedication to service and responsibility. And when our lenses arrive on set, our contact lens techs are among the most sought after in the industry, assuring that the lenses are inserted and removed with minimal impact to the make-up.

Famous make-up artist Todd Masters once said, “Contact lenses were a hassle until Dr. Gording came along.” To Todd, Tony Gardner, Greg Cannom, the beloved memory of Stan Winston, and the many other make-up artists who have supported us for all these years, we say thank you by striving to live up that compliment with each new production.

If you need eyes for zombies or medical dramas; for a major motion picture, television show, or a Halloween party; from Hollywood to Bollywood; we are here to insure that you get the best effect possible.

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Meet the Optometrist

Jonathan Gording, OD

Dr. Gording is a therapeutic optometrist and is licensed to examine the health of the eye, prescribe glasses and contact lenses, and treat eye diseases.


College: Washington and Jefferson University

Optometry School: Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Internship: Gesell Institute/Yale Child Development Clinic

Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry

After 9 years as a contact lens specialist for a large corneal specialty practice, Dr. Gording went into private practice. In addition to seeing private patients, he has been designing and prescribing special effect contact lenses to the motion picture industry for 20 years. Today, he still works closely with a corneal specialist. He is a staff member of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Consultant Experience:

Co-management of Surgery Patients: Dr Gording, in conjunction with A Center for Vision Care, assisted other optometrists with all aspects of co-management of cataract and RK patients.

PRIO Consultant: Dr Gording was among the first consultant to the eye doctors in the use of a special test to help other doctors prescribe for computer vision syndrome from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

Optos Retinal Panoramic Imaging: After being one of the first eye doctors in Los Angeles to acquire an Optos scanner, Dr. Gording was asked to lecture to other eye doctors in the use of the new retinal imaging device.


Dr. Gording currently serves as the director of optometric services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was previously the clinic chief for the optometry department.


  • Ophthalmology Times; vol.33, no. 4; February 15, 2008
  • California Optometry; vol. 36, no 6; Nov./Dec 2009
  • The Artisan; vol. 4, no.4; Fall 2008
  • Optometry Times: vol. 1, no. 6; September 2009


  • Contribution to Emmy Award: Outstanding Make-up for Series: Babylon Five – 1994
  • Contribution to Emmy Award: Outstanding Make-up for Series; Buffy the Vampire Slayer – 1997/1998
  • Contribution to Emmy Award: Outstanding Make-up for Series: X Files – 1999
  • Contribution to Emmy Award: Outstanding Make-up for Series: Angel – 2000
  • Contribution to Emmy Award: Outstanding Make-up for Series: Black/White – 2006


  • American Optometric Association
  • California Optometric Association
  • Los Angeles County Optometric Association

Special Effects Contact Lens Movie & TV Credits


  • Confirmation
  • As Good As It Gets
  • 300: The Battle of Artemisium
  • 127 Hours
  • Mission Impossible 2
  • Mission Impossible 3
  • Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol
  • Austin Powers Goldmember
  • Aviator
  • Bedtime Stories
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • The Crazies
  • Cowboys and Aliens
  • Freddie vs. Jason
  • Hidalgo
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Priest
  • Scouts vs. Zombies
  • Smokin Aces
  • Machine Gun Preacher
  • The Legend of Hercules
  • The Mask
  • Son of the Mask
  • The Monkey King
  • The Monkey King 2
  • Zombieland
  • Ali
  • Hannibal
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • The Cell
  • Warriors of Virtue
  • White Chicks
  • View From the Top
  • Born to Be Wild
  • Starship Trooper II
  • Sweet November
  • Quarantine
  • Life as a House
  • Austin Powers 3
  • Minority Report
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Van Helsing Chronicles
  • Wrong Turn
  • Big Fish
  • The Polar Express
  • The Astronaut’s Wife
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Lost Souls
  • Interview With The Vampire
  • George of the Jungle
  • Congo
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Murder in the First
  • Ed
  • She’s So Lovely
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Being John Malcovich

  • 24
  • 90210
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Angel
  • Babylon 5
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  • Charmed
  • Creature Features
  • Criminal Minds
  • Crossing Jordan
  • Crusade
  • CSI Miami
  • CSI NY
  • E.R.
  • Earth Final Conflict
  • Evan and Gareth
  • Extreme Fakeovers
  • Firefly
  • Fox Sports Net
  • Franklin and Bash
  • The Goldbergs
  • Ghosted
  • Grimm
  • The Guardian
  • Hall Pass
  • Heartland
  • Heros
  • House, M.D.
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • JAG
  • Jessie
  • Magnificent 7
  • The Medium
  • The Mentalist
  • The Mindy Project
  • Monk
  • Moonlight
  • Nip Tuck
  • Norma Jean and Marilyn
  • Passions
  • The Practice
  • Perception
  • Presidio Med
  • Ring of Fire
  • Roswell
  • Sarah Connor Chronicles
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Southland
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Gifted
  • The Kindred
  • The Mick
  • The Finder
  • True Blood
  • Vampire Diaries
  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • X-Files

    • Sony Playstation Clown Prince
    • Skittles the Trade
    • Michael Jackson Ghost

    For more information on our practice or to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to call us today at (310) 470-4289.