I have been a Kaiser Permanente member since 1974, when my father accepted a position with the Kaiser Permanente Dermatology Department and moved our family from snowy Connecticut to "sunny" Oregon! I grew up in Beaverton, Oregon, and have fond memories of childhood eye exams at the Kaiser Permanente Beaverton and Kaiser Permanente Sunset clinics, especially being fit for my first pair of contacts. After graduating from college, I decided to become an optometrist, in large part due to my admiration for the Kaiser Permanente optometrists that took care of my vision. Since 1996, I have had the honor of being a Kaiser Permanente optometrist myself. I feel fortunate to work with a dedicated group of opticians, ophthalmologists and administrators to support the care I strive to provide my patients. My work life is balanced with taking care of my three young children. My husband and I are reliving the joys of going to the zoo, playing at the park, and reading fairy tales.
About my practice
I believe that vision is more than seeing the smallest line on the eye chart. Vision is also how we interpret the information that our eyes present to our brain. This perspective has served me well when providing care to a young child that has one eye that sees well and another eye that does not, or a patient having trouble with double vision after a stroke or a motor vehicle accident, or a patient with eye disease that is having trouble with pleasure as well as essential reading.
How I thrive
I thrive by walking outside and being aware of the information from my senses such as hearing the rustle of leaves, smelling the fragrance of blooming flowers, seeing the dazzling colors of the sky, and feeling my muscles stretch. I thrive by enjoying the culinary delights of Oregon and by passing on my Filipino heritage to my children.