Helped 50 patients
Dr.Julie Hwang is an Ophthalmologist who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley and doctorate from the Southern California College of Optometry. She completed her residency in Primary Eyecare and Low Vision Rehabilitation at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto, California, and has a clinical experience of 13 years. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric Association. She is passionate about serving those with visual impairment and blindness and was the Low Vision Optometrist at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, for ten years. She immensely enjoys working with visually impaired veterans with macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, acquired or traumatic brain injury or stroke, and other conditions that significantly affect vision. She also served on clinical faculty at the Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. She is currently in private practice as well as Kaiser Permanente in the SF Bay Area in California. She can help answer your questions regarding eye infections, dry eyes, eye allergies, and other eye disorders or conditions. Of course, we can also discuss general vision care (for example, Computer vision syndrome, near or far-sightedness, nutrition), glasses, and contacts. She can provide you with practical and compassionate care.
Academics & Trainings
DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY
Southern California College Of Optometry
Awards & Publications
Dr.Julie Hwang did Residency and has an extensive practice in Low Vision Rehabilitation - experienced in managing those with visual impairment with prescribed special devices (magnifiers, telescopes, electronic aids) and coordinating care with a team of healthcare professionals to treat the entire individual. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry - a fellowship distinction held by only 10% of optometrists in the U.S.; recognized by their colleagues as knowledgeable and experienced professionals who have met the high standards of professional competence in a broad range of issues related to eye care, which she has earned after achieving excellence in the field of optometry after fulfilling rigorous qualifications set by the American Academy of Optometry.