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.
Neda Akhondan, O.D.
We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Neda Akhondan serving our patients here at Grand Lake Optometry. She was raised in Tehran, Iran, where she attended the University of Tehran, graduating with a degree in Economics. She came to California in 2007 to pursue a master’s degree in Managerial Economics at UC Davis, but after working in her chosen field for a number of years decided to pursue her Doctor of Optometry degree at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. She earned academic scholarships while attending UC Berkeley and graduated with honors. She remains an enthusiastic Cal sports fan.
During her leisure time, Dr. Neda enjoys painting with watercolors and has enjoyed showing (and selling) her works at exhibits and on-line. She also enjoys hiking, reading, and sampling the local food scene here in the Bay Area. Thai food is a particular favorite of hers, and favorite books include The Kite Runner and Unorthodox. When relaxing at home with her husband, architect Reza, she watches her favorite television series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Friends.
Performing a service that would significantly improve the quality of life for others is Dr. Neda’s motivation for choosing Optometry as her new career. She enjoys getting to know each and every patient’s visual needs and helping them to understand what their options are for improving and protecting their vision. Dr. Neda speaks Farsi and is looking forward to sharing her attentive and conscientious expertise with you.
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.
Carol Ignacio joins Grand Lake Optometry as our Optometric Technician/Assistant, preparing patients for their visits with the doctors by performing preliminary testing in addition to carrying out advanced procedures when indicated. Carol’s goal is to make everyone feel at home by her polite, efficient, and accommodating manner.
Carol grew up around the Bay Area, first in Daly City and later in Richmond/San Pablo. She graduated from Middle College High School and attended Contra Costa College where she received her A.A. degree in Liberal Arts: Math and Science and an A.S. in Medical Assisting. She enjoys many activities with her close-knit family such as traveling and trying out the great restaurants around the Bay Area, as well as diplomatically cheering on the local sports teams between her mom’s favorites (49ers and Giants) and her dad’s (Raiders and A’s). Thankfully, they all agree to cheer on the Warriors together!
In her free time, Carol enjoys watching documentaries on the Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic Channel and Animal Planet. She is a big Harry Potter fan and likes superhero/comic TV shows. Carol loves the diversity of the Bay Area, the food, culture, and traditions, and is eager to show her caring, fun nature and excellent customer service to our wonderfully diverse patient population.