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Meet Our Doctors

Our ophthalmologists

Matthew B. Mills, MD

Matthew B. Mills, MD - Reno, NV

Board-Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon

“In school, subjects like physics, calculus and chemistry always came fairly easily to me. So I entered college planning to become an engineer. As I continued to have academic success, I began to consider a career in medicine. My father, whose friend was an ophthalmologist, suggested that ophthalmology was a gratifying field in which one can make an enormous impact for others. During medical school, I considered several specialties, but I always kept coming back to ophthalmology. I saw it as a great opportunity to really help people by restoring one of their most vital senses. I was also drawn to the ever-advancing technology and the detailed skill that’s involved. Another aspect that really stood out for me was the high success rates of ophthalmic surgery and the ability to change lives for the better.

“Those high rates of success still motivate me today. And the same is true of the technological advances and the ability to make a difference in people’s lives. It’s very fulfilling to give a person back the gift of eyesight. Helping people is why I do this... and why I devote myself to raising the standard of care and expanding what is possible through ophthalmic care. My goal is to provide the very best quality of care possible, to do it ethically and conscientiously and to help people see as well as is humanly possible. And that includes offering care at the leading edge of my profession.”

Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Residency: Ophthalmology, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
Internship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
MD: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
BS: Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX
Member: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Nevada Ophthalmology Society, Washoe County Medical Society
Clinical Professor of Surgery: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV
Leadership Positions: Medical Director, Sierra Vista Surgery Center (2006–2009); Chief of Ophthalmology, Irwin Army Medical Center, Ft. Riley, KS (1996–1999)
Military Service: Major, United States Army Medical Corps (1989-2000)

Leyla Mirbaha, OD

Leyla Mirbaha, O.D.

Dr. Mirbaha graduated from UCLA with a BA in Psychology and Accounting in 1998. On the path to discovering her ideal career, she began working as an optometric technician for a private practice in northern California where she excelled and eventually became office manager. From there she was inspired to attend graduate school to become an optometrist.
She graduated from UC Berkeley with a doctorate degree in Optometry with an emphasis in managing and treating ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes at the Reno VA Hospital. Dr. Mirbaha joined Dr. Mills and the rest of the team at Eye Care Professionals in June of 2009 and also provides primary eye care at Advanced Sierra Eye Care in Carson City.

Dr. Mirbaha has excelled at each opportunity during her training and has distinguished herself by completing her residency with outstanding performance evaluations from the program’s director.

Dr. Mirbaha is enjoying her career as an optometrist and has worked with various volunteer groups. She and her husband also like to take advantage of the variety of outdoor activities available in Northern Nevada and the surrounding Sierra Nevada region, including skiing hiking, rock climbing and leisure mountain biking.

Thomas (Tam) R. Conklin, MD

Thomas (Tam) R. Conklin, MD

Board-Certified Eye Physician

Dr. Conklin started with Eye Care Professionals in July 2017. He grew up in Reno and attended University of Nevada Reno (UNR) before entering medical school.

He met his wife Mary in San Francisco. They are active in their church, enjoy hiking, walking their dog, and reading as well as playing an occasional round of golf.

They have 3 children who are grown and married. They also have 4 grandchildren, 3 boys and 1 girl, and love being grandparents.

Dr. Conklin is delighted to be a part of the Eye Care Professionals team and is accepting new patients!

Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St Louis, MO and United States Public Health Service Hospital (USPHS), San Francisco, CA
Internship: United States Public Health Service Hospital (USPHS), San Francisco, CA
MD: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
BS: University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Washoe County Medical Society, Nevada State Medical Association, University of Nevada Foundation, Nevada
Ophthalmological Society, St Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Serra Club of Reno

We welcome patients from Fernley, Fallon, Incline Village, Reno and Carson City in Washoe County, NV. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, please call our office at (775) 322-1000 or use our online Request an Appointment form. For additional information on any condition, treatment or procedure, please visit our Optical Library.