Our Optometric Doctor


Dr. Chen has suffered from dry eyes and is moderately myopic with astigmatism. With a wealth of knowledge in LASIK, she chose a non-surgical vision correction also known as CRT for herself.  Dr. Chen’s personal and clinical experience with CRT and LASIK can make sure that you choose the most appropriate vision correction for yourself.

Dr. Chen is board certified in treatment and management of glaucoma thorough a two-year glaucoma fellowship.  She focuses on dry eye treatments and other ocular diseases.  Dr. Chen has dedicated most of her career to refractive surgery and CRT, working with thousands of patients to have their life style and vision improved. She operated multiple laser platforms, including the NASA-recognized LADARVision, Wavelight Allegretto, and Visx Star4 in both Northern California and here in San Diego.

Dr. Chen graduated from the University of California, Irvine, where she received a bachelors in biological sciences. She then attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry and trained at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia. She studied with world renowned eye physicians, and eye surgeons. Currently serves as clinical preceptor for the students of Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Western University College of Optometry.

As part of her specialized training, Dr. Chen was stationed in Bethel, Alaska of the Indian Health Services.  She flew from village to village treating eye diseases/disorders of the native Yupik people.  This rigorous training also taught her much more on wilderness and survivor-ship in the cold climate.

Dr. Chen grew-up in San Diego.  She had her training in the  Naval Medical Center of San Diego to care for our military members and their families.

After completing her second bachelor’s degree in vision science and Doctor of Optometry degree, Dr. Chen continued to practice in the San Francisco and the Bay Area.  She then began a two year fellowship working along with glaucoma specialists, and LASIK surgery centers.  She became Board Certified for Lacrimal Irrigation and Dilation procedures as well as managing Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, which is the highest achievement possible in the State of California.

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/