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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 Verily, and doing optometric missionary work overseas, she now enjoys helping her patients improve their quality of life through vision therapy and myopia (nearsightedness) control.

 

She completed a residency program in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at the SUNY College of Optometry in New York, NY. There, she received advanced 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 a Fellow of 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.

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Dr. Tiffany Khong earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA after obtaining her undergraduate degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed internships at the University of Maryland Medical Center, New York Veterans Administration Medical Center – Buffalo, and Maine Veterans Administration Medical Center – Togus where she received clinical honors. She enjoys private practice in the heart of Silicon Valley.

 

Dr. Khong has been enthusiastically and committedly involved in community service ever since high school. She has gone on and led optometry mission trips almost annually since graduation to places like Belize, Honduras, Indonesia and even locally in the Central Valley to serve migrant farmers and the North Bay to support fire victims. She advocates for public health and optometric health care both locally and internationally.

 

Dr. Khong is excited to provide comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages.

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Dr. Zhenzhen Ye earned her optometry doctorate degree from State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry with a BSK honor. She then completed a Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation residency at SUNY. Her training emphasized diagnosing and managing strabismus, amblyopia, visual-perceptual deficits, visual disorders due to acquired brain injury and visual field defects (side vision loss) from strokes. Dr Ye also has special interests in myopia control management, which includes using eye drops, special glasses and/or specialty contact lenses such as CRT.

 

Dr. Ye is board certified by American Board of Optometry and a fellow of American Academy of Optometry. She has presented nationally and locally on topics such as optometric care for nystagmus, Duane’s syndrome and Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia. Dr. Ye also believes in giving back to the community. She has attended multiple local vision screenings and has gone on mission trips to China and Mexico.

 

Dr. Ye enjoys providing vision therapy and myopia control services to patients of all ages. She is fluent in Mandarin.

Becky is our Office Manager 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. 

Talia is our Optometric Assistant at STL Optometry. With years of experience working with children as a preschool teacher and as a nanny, she is able to interact with children and put patients at ease about eye exams. She enjoys helping people. She has a degree in Psychology from De Anza College and is passionate about vision care. 

Languages spoken by our staff and doctors: Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Spanish, Vietnamese