Yau-Ru Chen, O.D.
DR. CHEN received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California Berkeley's School of Optometry. She completed a challenging internship at Fresno Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Chen was recognized in 2007 by Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Society for her clinical excellence during her graduate studies. She has extensive experience in family eye care, including adult and children eye examination and contact lens fitting. Dr. Chen is also a therapeutics certified optometrist who can diagnose, treat, and co-manage eye conditions.
Dr. Chen started working at Ziggy's Optometry in 2008. She appreciates spending time with her patients during thorough eye exams to address their lifestyle and occupation needs so her patients can enjoy what they love. She is truly dedicated to her patients.
Faria Islam, O.D.
DR. ISLAM received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California Berkeley's School of Optometry. As a student, Dr. Islam worked in a variety of optometric settings including community clinics, VA hospitals, and private practices. As a practicing optometrist, she has experience in ophthalmology, retail, and private practice. Dr. Islam is licensed in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents and is certified by the National Board of Optometry in the treatment and management of ocular disease.
Dr. Islam loves seeing patients of all ages and backgrounds! She enjoys getting to know all of her patients and designing prescriptions for them based on their lifestyle and occupational needs. In her free time, Dr. Islam enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband Joel.
Lab manager, ABO certified
RENE is one of the most valuable assets to our practice and is the backbone of our office. Rene has been with our practice since 2010 and has over fifteen years of optical experience. He initially started out as a lab technician and through his hard work and continued desire to advance in the optical field, he is now our lab manager. Our day-to-day practice operations are managed by Rene. His responsibilities include patient service, vendor maintenance, frame inventory, new hire training, contact lens education, patient pre-testing, and edging lenses for glasses.
Rene's positive energy, welcoming demeanor, product knowledge and professionalism make him a favorite among our patients. His guidance helps our patients choose the right frame and best lens option that fit their budget and desired image. Rene puts a personal touch on all the work he does, and it has been a true pleasure working with him.
Optician, ABO certified
JOSE has been with us since 2015 and is an integral part of our team. He has been in the optical industry for over seven years, joining us from Los Angeles and Manhattan Beach areas. He received formal optical training at American Career College in Anaheim and graduated with an outstanding 3.89 GPA and honor roll.
Jose's calm and caring demeanor has been well taken by our staff and patients. He's passionate about serving each and every patient's optical needs, including adjusting, repairing, and styling patients with new pairs of glasses. In his spare time, Jose enjoys cycling through the best scenery this state has to offer.
Come on in and meet Jose!