Sara Chiu, O.D.
Dr. Chiu was born & raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and completed her undergraduate degree in Cell Biology & Genetics at the University of British Columbia. While in graduate school at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, she completed internships at the Fresno and Portland Veterans’ Administration hospitals where she gained extensive training in primary-care optometry including ocular pathology and specialty contact lens fitting. Dr Chiu was the recipient of the 2006 Julius Neumeuller Award in Optics awarded by the American Optometric Association for her research work in myopia (nearsightedness). In 2011, Dr. Chiu was named “Young Optometrist of the Year” by the Alameda & Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society. Three years later she was elected President of the society, on whose behalf she organized a panel forum state leaders and health officials to educate the community on the Affordable Care Act. She also currently serves as the President of the Bay Area Optometric Council. Since 2006, Dr. Chiu has been serving patients at a busy ophthalmology practice across the bay in Daly City, where she manages a wide variety of eyecare cases. She lives in Fremont with her optometrist husband (not Dr. Gee), their two young sons (possibly future optometrists), and their cockapoo Toby (too hyper to be an optometrist).
Dr. Chiu is licensed at the highest level under California law and are therefore certified to diagnose & medically treat eye diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, eye infections, and dry eye syndromes.