Christopher Gee, OD
Dr. Gee is a 3rd-generation native of San Francisco who moved to Dublin in 2008. As an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, he played the saxophone in the Cal Band and served as its student musical director. After earning his doctorate at the Berkeley School of Optometry in 2006, he joined the clinical faculty, teaching clinical case management to interns at the Berkeley Eye Center, the Alameda County Medical Center in East Oakland, and the Castle Family Health Center in the Central Valley town of Atwater. As a senior research scientist in Emeryville, Dr. Gee spent 2 years performing federally funded research on indoor lighting technology, focusing on visual performance and energy efficiency.
Dr. Gee has spent over a decade serving on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations promoting optometry and vision care in the community. He takes pride in mentoring optometry students at UC Berkeley, helping them find their own goals and passions within optometry. In 2011, the California Optometric Association named Dr. Gee their Young Optometrist of the Year. In 2023, the Alameda & Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society named him their Optometrist of the Year.
He served for seven years on the California Optometric Association’s Education Committee, coordinating education events for doctors throughout California and making sure doctors stay up to date on all the latest in eye healthcare trends and technology. After chairing the committee for four years, he was elected to the COA’s Board of Trustees in 2018, re-elected in 2020, and again in 2022 as the association’s Secretary-Treasurer, contributing to program and policy decisions to shape the profession of optometry and propel it forward. Dr. Gee has now been recently elected as the COA’s President-Elect for 2024. He now dedicates much of his “free time” to advocating for quality eye care and health care for all Californians. Dr. Gee also works as a network administrator and business/practice consultant for Vision Source, North America’s premiere network of private practice optometrists.
With over a decade and a half of experience in myopia management, Dr. Gee is one of the Tri-Valley’s experts in orthokeratology. And with a passion for more complex contact lens fits, anterior eye disease, and headache management, Dr. Gee is happy to work so close to home and to serve his own neighborhood as his patient base. Since Iron Horse Optometric’s physical expansion in 2019, you’re not as likely to catch his two whippets at the office, but you’ll likely see them on walks around the neighborhood!
Dr. Gee is licensed at the highest level under California law and is therefore certified to diagnose & medically treat eye diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, eye infections, and dry eye syndromes.