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3106 N. San Gabriel Blvd.
Unit H, Rosemead, CA 91770

Phone: (626) 288-6278
Fax: (626) 571-1868

Our Hours »

  • Mon - Fri: 9am-5pm
  • (Closed for Lunch from
  • Sat: 9am-4pm
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  • Sun: CLOSED

Dr. Katie W. Chu

dr chuDr. Katie W. Chu, O.D. completed her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology at the University of California Los Angeles. She then went on to the Southern California College of Optometry where she received her doctorate of Optometry. During her externships, she worked at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana and at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. She treated active, retired veterans and their families at several military facilities.

Dr. Chu has been practicing optometry since 1995, and has been serving the San Gabriel Valley at her current location in Rosemead since 1998. Her practice places a high priority on eye healthcare and patient satisfaction.

As a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Chu is keen on meeting the eye care needs of cancer patients. She is also able to relate to many of her patients with similar experiences through empathy and compassion.

Dr. Chu specializes in contact lens fittings for patients of all ages. She has been co-managing LASIK and cataract patients for more than 20 years. She chooses to work with only the most experienced surgeons who use state-of-art technology.

She is a very active member in the community. She is involved in the Temple City Unified School District, where her children attended school. She sat on the advisory committee for the Gifted and Talented Education Program (G.A.T.E.) for the school district. Dr. Chu is currently a board member of the Temple City Sister City Association - a student exchange program with Australia.

Dr. Chu is also involved with the Temple City Amateur Softball Association and volunteers her time at The Red Cross, Relay for Life and Habitat for Humanity of San Gabriel Valley.

When Dr. Chu is not working she enjoys playing tennis and volleyball. She also loves gardening, home decorating, whitewater rafting, fishing, and camping. Dr. Chu has been fortunate to have extensively traveled with her husband and daughters. Some of their favorite spots that they have visited have been Hawaii, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and Egypt.

Dr. Joy J. Kao

dr jengDr. Joy J. Kao received her B.S. degree in Biological Sciences and B.A. degree in English from the University of Southern California, which she attended on a Presidential scholarship. She went on to the Southern California College of Optometry (now Marshall B. Ketchum University) for her Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Kao completed internships at the Center for the Partially Sighted (Culver City, CA), Kaiser Permanente (Baldwin Park, CA), and the Optometric Center of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA).

In addition to practicing primary care optometry and performing contact lens fittings for adults and pediatric patients, Dr. Kao is certified to diagnose and treat a variety of ocular diseases. She also co-manages LASIK and cataract patients with a number of experienced ophthalmologists.

Since vision is such a crucial part of our quality of life, Dr. Kao feels very fortunate to be a part of this field and loves helping to take care of her patients’ eyes. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, reading, crafting, and traveling. Dr. Kao speaks English and Mandarin Chinese.

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