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  • Doctor’s Name:Carole L Hong
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  • About the Doctor:Dr. Hong is residency trained in pediatrics and vision therapy from the State University of New York and board certified in Vision Development and Vision Therapy by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). COVD is an international organization, which helps to educate, advocate and certify optometrists and therapist in developmental vision care and vision therapy. That's where her initials, FCOVD, come from as she is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She served on their board of directors for 11 years, and was then elected and has continues to serve on their International Certification and Examination Board for the past 6 years. A popular national speaker, Dr. Hong provides lectures, workshops and in-services for patients, parents, educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physicians, optometrists and others involved in the care of patients and students. Dr. Hong regularly participates in post-graduate training to ensure she stays at the top of her fields and enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities, especially patients who struggle with learning, those with head injuries and concussions, strabimus (eye turns) and amblyopia (lazy eye), athletes wanting to improve their game, and those with special needs (CP, Autism Spectrum, Gifted and ADHD). She has a passion for working with patients whose lives she can help with evidence based treatments, whether it be for myopia management or dry eye treatment. She is an InfantSee provider ( and her goal is to ensure patients have optimal vision for school, work, sports and life. As a current adjunct clinical professor at State University of New York and Southern California College of Optometry, a past clinical faculty member at UC Berkeley’s School of Optometry and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Hong continues to take an active part in educating optometric interns in newest treatment options and technologies in vision therapy and behavioral/developmental/functional vision care. Dr. Hong is past chairperson of COVD’s Tour of Optometry Schools Program which brings doctor-speakers and fosters open communication between COVD and the faculty and administrators at colleges and schools of optometry across the country. She also stays involved with mentoring students as part of the Bay Area Optometric Council Mentoring Program​. Other professional affiliations include: San Mateo Optometric Society, American Optometric Association, AOA Sports and Rehabilitation Section, California Optometric Association, Optometric Extension Program, American Academy of Optometry, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Carole Hong was born in San Mateo, California and earned her undergraduate degree from The University of California at Berkeley. She completed her doctorate at the Southern California College of Optometry, followed by a two-year residency in Vision Therapy and Pediatrics at The State University of New York (SUNY), College of Optometry, where she helped start the Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Victim Rehabilitation Clinic, taught courses in vision therapy and coordinated school screenings. Dr. Hong began her private practice career with Dr. Leonard Press, one of the foremost developmental practitioners in the nation, at his practice in Fairlawn, New Jersey. She continues to work closely with Dr. Press as they remain affiliated through the Vision Help Group (, an association of leading experts in developmental vision care, many who are university professors, have written textbooks and frequently lecture on various aspects of vision treatment and vision therapy. Dr. Hong enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, whether it be cheering for them on the basketball court or spending time together hiking, skiing, camping, attending shows, cooking, playing board games, working on puzzles together, playing pickle-ball or dreaming of her next travel destination. She recently returned from another VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) trip to the Philippines where she and her colleagues, along with 23 UC Berkeley Optometry Students, saw over 2500 patients and provided eyewear donated by patients and the Lion’s Club to patients in need. ​​ When asked why she became an eye doctor, she remarked, “I have a passion for helping people improve their quality of life. By improving their vision, I can improve all facets of their lives, whether it be at work or home, in school, or during sports and recreation. By spending extra time with each of my patients, getting to know their individual needs and offering the latest examination methods and treatment choices, I will provide them with the BEST possible vision care.”
  • 2nd Doctor’s Name:Cynthia Huang
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  • About The 2nd Doctor:Dr. Cynthia Huang grew up in San Mateo, attended Aragon High, and then earned her undergraduate degree at University of California, Irvine. She extended her stay in Southern California to complete her doctorate in optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. Dr. Huang has clinical experience seeing patients of all ages in community health centers, Veterans Affairs, and here at Family Vision Care, where she was an intern for three months during her last year of optometry school. Dr. Huang provides comprehensive eye care and is board certified in the management of ocular disease. She is passionate about specialty contact lenses for irregular corneas and pediatric eye care, including vision therapy and myopia management. Her love of contact lenses stems from an interest in biomedical technology and having struggled with being nearsighted as a child. She wore special contact lenses (CRT or orthokeratology lenses) to help, she especially loves helping children who are becoming nearsighted too quickly. However, she knows that great vision is not simply about seeing 20/20. Vision therapy can help young students better attend, track and read more comfortably and vision rehabilitation can help those with concussion and brain injury to get their lives back under control. She looks forward to helping many students to reach their highest potential and helping head injury patients to a quicker road to recovery. In her spare time, Dr. Huang loves solving puzzles, attending musicals, and traveling. She is an avid Disney fan and hopes to visit all the Disney parks in the world someday. One of her favorite memories from optometry school is her trip to Aguascalientes, Mexico with the Lion’s Club, where she got to explore a new country and provide eye care to those in need. She is a polyglot, as she enjoys any opportunity to learn and practice speaking other languages. As a Bay Area native, she is excited to be back home and tending to the eye care needs of her community.
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    We change lives one pair of eyes and one person at a time. We do this by going above and beyond in how we care for and serve others. Voted Bay Area’s “Best of the Best” and a “Family Favorite” for many years, we proudly continue to serve patients of all ages and abilities, from San Mateo County, including San Carlos to its many surrounding communities along the peninsula, including, Belmont, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto and Los Altos to the south and  San Mateo, Burlingame, Hillsborough and Millbrae to the north, as well as patients who come from cities all around the world.  Since the 1950s, our office has built a solid reputation for providing quality personal vision care for each member of the family.
    We focus on a unique emphasis of diagnosing and treating learning related vision problems, providing specific treatments to slow the progression of nearsightedness (Also called myopia control or myopia management) in children, and helping those with special needs, athletes who want to improve their performance, and those who have suffered a concussion or traumatic brain injury. With our specially trained doctors, trusted referrals from other professionals, and a blend of state-of -the-art technology, we can meet the needs of thousands of families each year.  Please contact us by calling or texting  650-593-1661, or emailing us at   We look forward to helping you see, feel and look your best!

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