Selena is joining Optometry Corner as the principal coordinator for our Myopia Management Program. When children spend a significant amount of time indoors focusing on digital screens, myopia (also called near-sightedness) worsens and vision becomes more blurry seeing far away. Myopia is rapidly progressing in the children population due to increased screen time. As the mother of a young daughter, she understands the importance of developing healthy eyecare and vision habits in children. Selena is passionate about helping patients reduce myopia with orthokeratology lenses, soft multifocal contact lenses, and atropine eye drops - so patients can preserve healthy eyes and clear vision for life!
Vanessa enjoys helping patients with their eye care needs. As part of the administrative team at Optometry Corner, she helps schedule appointments, answer questions, and verify insurance benefits for our patients. Vanessa recently graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor's Degree. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their (almost) 2 year old son.
Celeste is our office manager and has been a certified optician for over 5 years. Celeste assists patients with the selection of frames to customize their order according to their prescription, lifestyle and fashion sense. Celeste majors in business management and wishes to continue applying her knowledge in the optical industry. On her time off, she loves to spend time with her husband and their puppy named Petunia.
Daisy has been an optician for 6 years. She has experience working in optical and assisting the optometrist with patient care. In addition to pre-testing patients, Daisy is also skilled in repairing glasses and training patients on how to properly handle and care for contact lens. On her free time, she loves spending time with her daughter and family. She also loves shopping at Target, listening to podcasts on crime-solving mysteries, and watching anime on Netflix.
I am an undergraduate student, studying Biological Sciences, B.S. at UCI. I joined the Optometry Corner team as an optometric technician, in hopes to explore the field of optometry and expand my knowledge about the eye. I enjoy encountering different patients and familiarizing myself with different instruments. I also appreciate having the opportunity to shadow and get an insight on how valuable the doctor-patient relationship is in optometry. Since working here, I have become more motivated to pursue my career as an optometrist and I feel excited to apply to optometry school next year.
Jacob is excited to be a part of Optometry Corner. He is currently pursing his Bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UCLA. Inspired by an aunt and uncle who are optometrists, Jacob is interested in becoming an optometrist too. As the first friendly face that patients see when they visit our office, Jacob takes great care utilizing all the high-tech instruments in our office and providing a wonderful experience for every patient.
Dr. Cho is the newest addition to the Optometry Corner team. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she served as president of the Pre-Optometry Society. She then pursued her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago and was granted the Southwest Contact Lens Scholarship upon graduation. Dr. Cho enjoyed being involved in optometry school as the Vice President of the National Optometric Student Association, Workshop Coordinator for the Cornea and Contact Lens Society, and an active member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She also completed rotations at the Southern Nevada VA and University of Minnesota Ophthalmology Department for further education in ocular disease and primary eye care. After receiving her degree, Dr. Cho completed her formal residency training at the Southern California College of Optometry of Marshall B. Ketchum University in specialty contact lenses, with an emphasis on keratoconus, post-surgical corneas, myopia control, dry eyes, and post-LASIK ectasia. During residency, she was awarded the Dr. Suzanne Tran Residency Award and will be the first recipient of the Rhonda Robinson Residency Award at the Annual American Academy of Optometry 2021 Conference. Dr. Cho has a longstanding passion for mission trips both domestic and international. She visited Cambodia and Mexico every year during college to teach English, build homes, and volunteer for children's summer camps. While in optometry school, she travelled to Honduras with the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and Peru with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity to provide eye exams to underprivileged neighborhoods. Day to day, Dr. Cho enjoys quality time with family and friends, going to church, coastal hikes, swimming, pursuing fitness goals, and cooking new recipes.
Dr. Elizabeth Cho will be going on a year-long Mission Trip to Guatemala from July 2022 to June 2023. She will be teaching English and providing eye care to the community. Optometry Corner will be looking forward to her return in Summer 2023.
Dr. Patel was born and raised in Orange County. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science at California State University Fullerton where she graduated with Cum Laude honors. Dr. Patel completed internships at the Blind Children’s Learning Center and the Braille Institute of California during her undergraduate career. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Patel completed her rotation at the South Texas Veterans Affair hospital where she provided comprehensive eye exams and specialty contact lens fittings. She also completed a rotation at Hope Community Clinic in Houston where she received further training on pediatric eye exams.
Dr. Patel is passionate about slowing the progression of nearsightedness (inability to see far away) in children through myopia control therapies. She has received training through her myopia control rotations in ortho-keratology, multifocal contact lenses, and medication therapy for myopia management. Additionally, Dr. Patel is certified to prescribe MiSight contact lenses, the first FDA approved treatment for myopia management in children, which is offered at Optometry Corner.
Outside of the office, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new restaurants, and reading mystery novels.
Dr. Hawkin Lui started Optometry Corner in 2016 with the mission to provide the best vision and eye care services, combined with the highest quality frames and lenses, to the community of Orange County. Dr. Hawkin Lui received his Doctor of Optometry degree from UC Berkeley School of Optometry where he was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Equipment Team, and President of the Private Practice Club.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and studied at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dr. Lui completed primary care and ocular disease rotations at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in Fresno, CA and Tacoma, WA and is certified to diagnose and treat glaucoma. Prior to moving to Irvine, Dr. Lui worked in a medical optometry practice in Central California providing eye care to patients with glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and other eye diseases. While in optometry school, he traveled to Vietnam to provide eye exams and glasses to impoverished children through the international organization Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. He enjoys traveling to new places, hiking, basketball, and spending time with his wife, family, and friends.
Please note that our office is closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm.
We will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Day (observed), and New Years Day (observed).