Our Optometric Doctor


Dr. Leslie Chen graduated from the University of California, Irvine, and Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.  She was  trained at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia and  Naval Medical Center of San Diego.  Currently Dr. Chen serves as a clinical preceptor for the students of Doctor of Optometry for Pennsylvania and Western University College of Optometry.

Dr. Leslie Chen is board certified in treatment and management of glaucoma and Lacrimal disorders thru a two-year glaucoma fellowship.  She believes in prevention of sight blinding eye diseases by early detection.   Dr. Chen has dedicated most of her time for advanced training and the latest technology eye care has to offer.  Her clinical experiences include  Laser Refractive Eye Surgery and Corneal Refractive Therapy by working with thousands of patients to have their vision improved to 20/20. She operated multiple laser platforms, including the NASA-recognized LADARVision, Wavelight Allegretto, and Visx Star4 in both Northern California and here in San Diego.

As part of her specialized training, Dr. Chen was stationed in Bethel, Alaska of the Indian Health Services where she flew from village to village treating eye diseases and disorders of the Yupik people.

Dr. Chen grew-up in San Diego.

Awards and Recognition:

Ten Year Membership awarded in 2010 from the American Optometric Association for dedication and devotion to the profession.

March 19th 2015 award in recognition of contribution to the clinical education of optometry students at Western University College of Optometry from 2012 to 2015.

Dr. Chen is a member of:

San Diego Optometric Association http://sdcos.org/

California Optometric Association http://www.coavision.org/

American Optometric Association  http://www.aoa.org/