Dr. Julie Gewon Shu
Dr. Julie Gewon Shu was born in Guam and raised in Orange County. She received her O.D. from Western University of Health Sciences, where she graduated with the highest honors as the valedictorian of her class.
For her academic and clinical achievements, Dr. Shu has been featured in Women in Optometry Magazine and is a recipient of the esteemed Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal.
Dr. Shu’s education began at the University of California, Irvine where she received her Bachelor’s in Biology and Master’s in the Art of Teaching. Her desire for helping others motivated her to teach science for several years before making the move to optometry.
As a skilled optometrist who is passionate about eyes, Dr. Shu focuses on pediatrics, contact lenses, and computer vision.
Dr. Shu currently resides in Orange County with her husband and 3 wonderful kids. She enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, volunteering at her church, attending musicals, and traveling.
Dr. Julianne Dalton
Dr. Julianne Dalton was born and raised in Burbank, California. She attended the California State University, Northridge, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. While working and attending CSUN, she discovered her passion for optometry. Dr. Dalton went on to attend the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) in 2012. It was during her time at SCCO that she was able to begin fostering dogs through an Orange County rescue operation called Barks of Love.
In her fourth year of Optometry school Julianne received a well rounded clinical experience at 4 different rotation sites. Starting out the year at SCCO’s clinic in Anaheim Hills seeing patients in the primary care, contact lens, vision therapy, and disease departments. Next she moved to San Diego rotating between 6 different Navy and Marine base sites getting experience with young, healthy patients. After San Diego she moved to Tucson, Arizona for a change of pace at a VA hospital. Diagnosing and managing many veterans with Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and Diabetes. To end her final year of Optometry school Dr. Dalton was able to move back home to Burbank interning at a co-management practice, working closely with the Optometrist and two Ophthalmologists. Performing exams ranging from the regular annual check-up to Cataract surgery post-ops.
Soon after graduation, Dr. Dalton got engaged to her now fiancé, with a wedding planned for 2019. She and her fiance enjoy playing computer games, visiting Disneyland, and traveling.
Dr. Khan Lau
Dr Khan Lau is a recent transplant from Honolulu, Hawaii to the Los Angeles area. He received his O.D. degree from the University of Missouri St Louis with specialization in contact lenses. His areas of expertise is presbyopia, dry eye and myopia control. In addition, Dr Lau has been a clinical investigator for medical devices for companies such as Vistakon and Bausch+Lomb and has served as a consultant for Bausch + Lomb Surgical and NeoVista Surgical.
Although he has roots in Hawaii Dr. Lau is no stranger to Los Angeles. Dr Lau’s education began at Cal State Fullerton where he received his BA in Biology and later at the Univ. California Irvine where he received his MBA. Dr Lau has been involved with the LensCrafters franchises for more than a decade and has also volunteered time with their charity arm providing eye care across the globe. His travels on medical missions has included; Albania, Laos, China, Mexico, Thailand and Benin in Africa.
When he is not seeing patients Dr Lau enjoys swimming, cycling and triathlons, as well as traveling to various national parks with his wife and son.
Dr. Sara Kim
Dr. Kim was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology and neuroscience with minors in psychology and studio art from the University of California, San Diego. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO).
Dr. Kim’s clinical rotations during optometry school include West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Eyes ophthalmology practice in Las Vegas, private practices in Orange County, and SCCO’s Eye Center in Fullerton.
During her free time, she enjoys drawing, reading, and collecting books.
Dr. Stephen Tester
Dr. Stephen Tester was born and raised in Orange County, CA. While attending CSUF for biology and chemistry, he found his love for optometry by working as an optometric assistant and optician for a local private practice.
After many years of assisting in patient care and finishing his undergraduate degrees, he decided to join the corporate world as a contact lens sales representative. This allowed him to meet several hundred optometrists and learn from them what their patients needed for specific visual needs. Having the knowledge of how lens technology is designed and manufactured, combined with real world patient experiences and needs, ended up bring him back to his true passion of patient care. He’s a graduate from Western University College of Optometry and has enjoyed his service to his patients ever since.
In his free time, you can catch him using any and all of the newest entertainment gadgets, playing games and listening to music that’s anything 80’s.