Dr. Kelly Kao earned her Doctor of Optometry degree with Clinical Honors from the University of California – Berkeley School of Optometry. After teaching at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, conducting vision research at Google, and doing optometric missionary work overseas, she now enjoys providing comprehensive eye care and specialized vision therapy in the heart of the Silicon Valley.
She completed a residency program in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at the SUNY College of Optometry in New York, NY. There, she received specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye), visual skills deficiencies (eye teaming, focusing, and tracking), learning-related deficiencies, and acquired brain injuries.
Dr. Kao is actively involved with the American Academy of Optometry. She is certified to fit Paragon CRT lenses and is excited to serve the young and bright future of Silicon Valley.
Dr. Jennifer Wong earned her optometric degree from the University of California – Berkeley. She completed a residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation and Primary Care at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital. While there, she received advanced clinical training in the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with challenging visual impairments and acquired brain injury. She works with patients of all ages and has extensive experience helping those with acquired vision loss from stroke, concussion, gunshot wounds, and blast explosions.
Dr. Wong enjoys giving back to the community and providing optometric healthcare to those in need both locally and internationally. She prides herself in promoting optometric education and helping her patients with all their visual needs.
Dr. Wong is an active member of the American Academy of Optometry and the California Optometric Association. She looks forward to working with you!
Becky Newby-Wang is our Optometric Assistant at STL Optometry. She attended UC San Diego where she graduated with a degree in Writing and a minor in Music. She comes from a higher-education background, having worked in Student Services at the University of California San Diego, Los Angeles, and Berkeley for many years.
Becky’s strong background in education brings a more comprehensive and well-rounded approach to the care of our patients. She is incredibly understanding and truly enjoys helping our patients improve their vision so they can meet their educational goals. She has grown fond of building relationships with our vision therapy patients and also their families. One of her favorite things at STL Optometry is to assist with our younger patients who are seeing an eye doctor for the very first time!
Outside of work, Becky likes to read lots of books and dance with her young daughter, watch Disney movies with her husband, and play fetch with her dog.
Ngozi Nwabuzoh is our intern here at STL Optometry and will be graduating from Santa Clara University this year. After realizing a passion for psychology as well as biology, she has chosen to double major in Neuroscience and Biology with a Biomedical emphasis.
Ngozi plans to take a gap year after graduation to further enrich her experience in the field of optometry before pursuing optometry as her career! She enjoys being challenged with complex binocular vision and visual perceptual cases and seeing how vision plays a crucial role in learning, computer work, and sports.
Ngozi is also involved in the Active Minds Chapter at Santa Clara University, an organization dedicated to de-stigmatizing the topic of mental health. She played competitive volleyball for eight years, including two years for the Santa Clara University varsity team. In her free time, she enjoys trying new workouts, cooking, reading, and spending time at the beach.
Languages spoken by our staff and doctors: Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Spanish