Meet The Team

Dr. Neda Moshasha


Dr. Neda Moshasha,  

founded HMB Optometry Family Eye Care in 2013.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She continued her education and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA in 2000.  She also received her Glaucoma certification from Berkeley School of Optometry.  She has been practicing full scope primary care care optometry for over 20 years.

 Dr. Moshasha has an extensive experience in co-management of Refractive and Cataract Surgery. She can perform complete eye examinations, comfortably, in three languages of English, Farsi, and Spanish. She has taken trips to Panama and Mexico for Humanitarian missions, and performed free eye examinations for thousands of less fortunate people. She often volunteers at the Samaritan House clinic in San Mateo to perform free eye examination for lower income families. She also covers the eye clinic for the San Mateo county medical center Coastside branch.

 Dr. Moshasha volunteers to give local community talks about eye health, and regularly offers webinars for the Stanford university staff. She lives in Half Moon Bay with her family and is proud to serve the San Mateo County Coastal Communities.

Dr. Shivani Sharma


Dr. Shivani Sharma, O.D. is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up in Cupertino, CA. She attended the University of California, Irvine where she studied biological sciences. During this time, she participated in glaucoma research at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UC Irvine, School of Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Sharma spent time in Tegucigalpa, Honduras with Global Medical Brigades to provide comprehensive health services alongside local physicians for the rural community of El Coyolito.


She then went on to receive her doctorate of Optometry at UC Berkeley, School of Optometry. Her contributions to the field of vision research continued at UC Berkeley, School of Vision Science and later at the Francis I Proctor Foundation at UCSF. During her clinical externships, Dr. Sharma received extensive clinical training with emphasis in the management of ocular disease at the Veterans Affairs Hospitals in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the Meredith Morgan Eye Center at UC Berkeley. She graduated with honors from Beta Sigma Kappa, an international Optometric honor society. Following the completion of her optometry degree, she completed a residency in primary eye care/ocular disease at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. During her residency, Dr. Sharma provided specialty contact lens care, low vision, and nursing home services in addition to primary eye care to the U.S. veterans of the Greater Los Angeles area. She also published her clinical case report on Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency in the Journal of Clinical and Refractive Optometry for online continuing education. With her residency background and recent experience in the field of Ophthalmology, she is devoted to delivering comprehensive routine and medical eye care to the Half Moon Bay and surrounding community. 


Dr. Sharma is a member of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the California Optometric Association (COA). She aims to provide the highest quality of eye care and strives to improve the vision and lives of all of her patients.  

Ms. Dena Hangaard

Optometric Assistant

Dena Hangaard grew up in the foothills of Northern California and has predominately resided in the Bay Area for the last 12 years. Dena received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from San Francisco State University and University of Ghana, Accra. With a diverse background in customer relations, she is driven by customer satisfaction. While she loves to explore all corners of the globe, she never tires of returning home to the Golden State.  She finds joy in the ocean, hiking around the Bay and retreating back to the foothills and mountains of California. She is always looking to expand her favorite restaurants and go-to ethnic home-cooked meals.

Mrs. Daniela Hernandez

Optometric Assistant

Daniela Hernandez started working at HMB Optometry as an Optician and an optometric assistant in 2013 when the company started. Prior to that she had two years of experience as an optician elsewhere. She also enjoys photography and had a career as a photographer before starting her position as an optician. Daniela is pleased to be back at HMB optometry after a extended maternity leave. She is now taking care of medical and vision insurance claims as well as optician duties. Daniela loves dogs and enjoys living on the Coast with her husband and their son. Daniela is fluent in English and Spanish.


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