Diana C. Yuen, O.D.
Dr. Diana Yuen has enjoyed providing eye care in the Grand Avenue area for over 30 years. She was born and raised right here in the Crocker Highlands area where she graduated from Oakland High School. She then studied Biology at Mills College before entering the UC Berkeley School of Optometry where she earned her doctorate degree.
Dr. Yuen is a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, UC Berkeley School of Optometry Alumni Association, the Asian Optometric Study Group, and VisionSource, an international network of distinguished independent eye care professionals.
Aside from practicing optometry, Dr. Yuen enjoys spending time with her two daughters, Camden and Kirstin, and her husband, Ray, who served as the Director of Educational Technology at the Head-Royce School for over 20 years before moving to the Jewish Community High School of the Bay. She enjoys reading, traveling, playing the piano, cooking, theater, and spending time with friends and extended family. For exercise she attends spin classes regularly and is a big fan of Downton Abbey.
Dr. Yuen looks forward to sharing her expertise and meeting all of your eye care needs. She gladly welcomes new and returning patients alike.
Angela Cheung, O.D.
We were very fortunate to have Dr. Angela Cheung join our practice in 2014. She was born and raised in the Bay Area, growing up in Fremont before heading to UCLA where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, majoring in Physiological Sciences. Before entering Optometry School at UC Berkeley, she spent two years working with high-risk youth for a non-profit organization. Dr. Cheung graduated at the top of her class in Optometry School and was awarded two prestigious scholarships for academic and clinical excellence.
When Dr. Cheung is not at work, she enjoys preparing gourmet meals with her husband, spending time with her family, including her two sisters, volunteering at her church, exploring and eating her way through the Bay Area, and traveling to far-off lands – Tahiti being the best so far. Her favorite books are The Count of Monte Cristo and Jane Eyre.
Meeting new people from all walks of life and helping them to see the best that they possibly can are what Dr. Cheung enjoys most. She speaks English, Spanish, and Mandarin. She is certified in the treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Cheung is very eager to serve all of your eye care needs and meet whatever challenges may come her way.
Gena Davis, O.D.
Please welcome Dr. Gena Davis to our team. She was in solo practice on the Mendocino coast for over 20 years and brings much expertise with her to Grand Lake Optometry. She received her Bachelor’s from UC Irvine, and her Doctorate in Optometry from UC Berkeley. She then completed a residency in eye disease in Madras, India. From there she went into private practice in Sonoma County, and Mendocino County while also participating in outreach programs in remote areas of Fiji, and Guatemala. We are pleased to have her join us.
Her optometric areas of interest are computer vision syndrome, dry eye, glaucoma, and myopia control. She really enjoys offering the benefits of the latest technology in detection and problem-solving for her patients, and meeting all kinds of people.
Her favorite activity outside the office is dancing—whether it is ballet, bellydance, ballroom, salsa, etc.! Other favorites include traveling, experiencing other cultures, being active outdoors, jazz, blues, singer/songwriters, reading on topics such as epigenetics, metaphysics, comparative anthropology, and historical fiction, eating fresh local foods, and watching her beautiful hounds race across the beach.
Donna is our office’s general manager, carrying out a wide array of responsibilities to ensure that the office functions smoothly and that each patient is handled with the utmost care. Her goal is to insure that every member of our staff provides outstanding service to our patients at all times. Donna is the person to contact if you should ever have any concerns that need to be brought to our attention.
Donna was born and raised in Oakland, attended Crocker Highlands School and graduated from Oakland High School. She went on to earn a degree in Business from UC Berkeley. Recruited straight out of college, Donna spent over 30 years with a major department store chain, serving in buying as well as store manager capacities. Her many years of experience and knowledge gained from the retail environment translates very well to her situation in our office.
In her time away from the office, Donna enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and spending time outdoors, bicycling and hiking. She also loves decorating her home in Danville which she shares with her husband, Terry. She also enjoys spending time with her son, Trevor, and daughter, Stacy.
Donna is eager to make your acquaintance and do whatever she can to make your visit with us a pleasant one.
Joshua Williams is a member of our team of skilled and knowledgeable dispensing opticians. He comes to Grand Lake Optometry with fourteen years of experience in the optical profession. His sincerity and genuine interest in each individual allow for a very comfortable experience in our optical dispensary.
Josh was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, but came to the Bay Area in 2003 with his wife whom he met in college. In addition to his optical skills, he is a talented percussionist and DJ/turntablist and the founder of Solar One Studio, which produces music for hip-hop artists and DJs across the country. As a sound engineer and music mixer, Josh has participated in a number of different competitions, including a recent DJ scratch contest.
Josh enjoys listening to a variety of music including reggae, jazz, R & B, funk, and Motown. He particularly likes watching movies from the mid-80’s to 90’s – his favorites being Back to the Future and Big Trouble in Little China. But perhaps his favorite pastime is spending time with his two daughters playing with Legos. He looks forward to taking them for a visit to Legoland someday soon.
We invite you to come in and let Josh help you with all of your eyewear needs. After working with him, our patients always leave feeling confident that they were well taken care of.
Grand Lake Optometry is very happy to have Danielle Ng as one of our skilled Dispensing Opticians. She has been in the optical business for over five years and is an expert at matching our patients with the most appropriate eyewear. Her honest feedback and guidance in choosing the best lenses and frames has everyone leaving our dispensary feeling confident and excited about their selections.
Danielle grew up in Hayward and then went on to attend San Francisco State University, majoring in Liberal Studies. Her time outside of the office is spent with her husband, Josh, and her dog, Henry, as well as composing music, singing, and playing the guitar and piano. She is a proud San Jose Sharks fan and her favorite movie is Never Been Kissed.
“I love my job!” is commonly heard from Danielle’s lips. She truly enjoys helping people find new and different frame styles that they may not have considered without her encouragement. You will thoroughly enjoy her fun, positive energy and knowledgeable advice in our optical dispensary.
Grand Lake Optometry is pleased to have Chantry serve as one of our Optometric Technicians. She brings several years of experience in the optometric field as well as her big smile and cheerful demeanor. You will know you are in good hands when you meet her.
Chantry was born right here in Oakland, but spent much of her youth in San Jose and then went on to study Criminal Justice at De Anza Community College. Coming from a close-knit family, she shares much of her free time with her mother, three older sisters, three brothers-in-law, and her crazy nephew, Connor.
Traveling and eating are two of Chantry’s favorite hobbies as evidenced by her recent trip to Thailand, Thai food being one of her favorite cuisines. She also enjoys Laotian, Ethiopian, Indian, Mediterranean, and Jamaican foods and is always in search of great new restaurants. Her favorite coffee shop is our neighbor, Boot and Shoe Service. Chantry enjoys music (Adele, Beyonce), sports (A’s, Warriors, Raiders) and the outdoors (hiking, snowboarding, camping).
Grand Lake Optometry is fortunate to have Valerie Nguyen as our Optometric Assistant/Technician. She performs preliminary testing on our patients in an engaging and caring manner, manages our contact lens orders and inventory, maintains patient files and insurance information, and eagerly contributes her talents to all areas of the office as needed.
Valerie was born and raised in Oakland where she attended Oakland High School before beginning her accounting studies at Chabot College. She enjoys spending time with her brother and parents as well as her extended family and her beloved dog, Cookie. Her leisure activities include trying new foods, reading autobiographies, travelling (Disneyland is a favorite destination), and cheering on the A’s, Raiders, and of course, the Warriors.
The rich and diverse culture of the Bay Area is something that Valerie thoroughly appreciates. She enjoys meeting new people from all walks of life and seeks to make each meeting in our clinic a personal and comfortable experience.
Cynthia Lau is the newest addition to our team at Grand Lake Optometry. She serves our patients as an Optometric Technician/Assistant, performing preliminary testing as well as advanced procedures requested by the doctors. She greets everyone with a smile and a caring attitude as she helps to navigate you through your visit. Her goal is to put every individual at ease and provide a safe and comfortable experience for all.
Born and raised in Oakland, Cynthia graduated from Oakland High School and then headed to UC Santa Cruz where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. She hopes to pursue a career in healthcare and is particularly interested in working in underserved communities. Cynthia enjoys time with her family – mom, dad, and two sisters, plus her sister’s Shiba Inu, Charlie.
When Cynthia is not hard at work, she can be found at farmers’ markets, cheering on the Warriors, enjoying the beautiful Bay Area weather, watching movies (her favorite is The Notebook) and eating out for brunch or at her favorite restaurant, La Note. Cynthia is eager and ready to be of assistance to you during your next visit to Grand Lake Optometry.