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.
Dr. John Bui earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California – Berkeley School of Optometry. He then completed a Low Vision Rehabilitation residency at the SUNY College of Optometry in New York, NY. His training emphasized diagnosing and managing ocular conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and various other conditions. He is passionate in finding solutions for patients whose vision cannot be fully corrected by glasses, contact lenses, medications, or surgeries. He also has special interests in acquired brain injury, vision therapy and myopia control management.
Dr. Bui is board certified by the American Board of Optometry and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He enjoys serving the community in his free time by attending optometric mission trips both locally and internationally.
Dr. Bui is excited to provide low vision evaluations, vision therapy, and comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. He is fluent in Vietnamese.
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 daughters, watch Disney movies with her husband, and play fetch with her dog.
Trang is our Optometric Lead and is originally from Texas. She has since fallen in love with the rich diversity and greenery of the Bay Area. She attended Baylor University where she majored in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Medicine. Trang is particularly interested in Stem Cell Research and Cancer Cell Biology.
Trang has worked in different clinical environments and also has extensive experience providing stellar customer service. At STL Optometry, Trang is delighted to connect with new and returning patients and follow along with them on their journey through Vision Therapy. She also enjoys working with patients to find the perfect glasses and contact lenses to suit their needs and style.
When not at work, Trang is often spending time with her two dogs. They love checking out local parks and pet stores while exploring the Bay Area. Trang loves to play video games, watch movies and TV shows.
Languages spoken by our staff and doctors: Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Spanish, Vietnamese