Angela Cheung, O.D.Dr. Angela Cheung has been in the practice since 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 can usually be found wrangling her two young daughters, preparing gourmet meals with her husband, volunteering at her church, 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. She speaks English and Mandarin. 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 is also passionate about myopia management, contact lens fittings, and glaucoma treatment. Dr. Cheung is very eager to serve all of your eye care needs and meet whatever challenges may come her way.
Kiyoka Hansen, O.D.Dr. Kiyoka Hansen was born in Stockton, CA. She attended the University of California, Berkeley for both her undergraduate and optometry degrees. After practicing in San Francisco for almost ten years years, she moved to Oakland and joined our Grand Lake Optometry family! Dr. Hansen enjoys getting to know her patients’ hobbies and lifestyle to best address their visual needs. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and Alameda/Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her husband, toddler and dog.
Saya Hayashi, O.D.Dr. Saya Hayashi received her optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2022. She completed her residency in Ocular Disease at the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry and Vision Science. Dr. Hayashi is from Oahu, Hawaii and outside the clinic, enjoys spending time going to the beach, hiking, and photography.
Helen Lam, O.D.Dr. Helen Lam was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of SUNY College of Optometry. She completed a clinical rotation at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York, a community health center. She then relocated to Northern Virginia to gain experience at a busy cataract surgery co-management practice, before finally relocating to the SF Bay Area to round out her training at a group practice specializing in pediatrics, myopia control, and vision therapy. She is a member of the Alameda Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and exploring her new bay area backyard by going on all kinds of different camping trips.
Mireya GodinezOFFICE MANAGER
Mireya was born in Los Angeles and raised in the Bay Area. She attended San Francisco State University where she earned a Bachelors in Biology. Mireya first joined the Optometry world in 2015 and has been part of the Grand Lake Optometry team since 2022. Glasses have been part of Mireya’s life since she was just three years old, and loves the joy that fun eyewear and perfect vision brings! Mireya takes pride in serving patients with their eyecare and eyewear needs, which provide the ability to learn, communicate and interact with the world around them. Her goal is to make every patient’s visit experience a great one! When not in the office, Mireya enjoys attending music events with friends and family, spending time in nature where she can explore fun trails and go on scenic drives. She also appreciates time at home reading a good thriller. She’s a cat lover! Has three cats at home, and has developed a passion to help stray cats in her community. Mireya is a first time aunt to a baby girl, Andrea, and is thrilled to go on adventures with her while wearing fabulous sunnies!
Donna YuenPATIENT ACCOUNTS MANAGER
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 role 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.
Laura was born in Chicago, and soon after, moved to the Bay Area. Her father’s work took the family to Peru for 5 years, then to a mining town in the Southern California desert, which is now a ghost town. The family returned to the Bay Area again. Laura earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from CSU, Chico. Laura spent many years in food service and retail before finding her calling in opticianry. She completed an optical training program at the Martinez Adult Education, giving her the foundation for the career she loves. Pairing the perfect frame with the right lenses is a challenge Laura enjoys with every patient interaction. Laura loves glasses! In her personal time, Laura enjoys spending time with family, her cats (she has three indoor cats and one that adopted her and lives on her porch.) Laura loves to read and watch Giants baseball.
Christina LoweOPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT/FRONT DESK
Christina Lowe has been part of the Grand Lake Optometry team since 2021. She was born and raised in Oakland, CA and went to Oakland Technical High School. After graduating, Christina left the country to study and live in the Netherlands for a few amazing years before moving back to Oakland where she continued her studies and worked throughout the Bay Area in a variety of fields, ranging from Nike retail to managing a small mental health clinic in the Financial District of San Francisco. Christina enjoys spending time with her family, rediscovering spots in the Bay, and cycling. Currently, she is ecstatic to work in her hometown of Oakland with an amazing team at Grand Lake Optometry. She genuinely enjoys getting to know our patients and serving them and her community, while of course encouraging and promoting effective yet stylish eyewear!
Selene NorwoodOPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN/FRONT DESK
Selene was born and raised in Oakland. Prior to joining Grand Lake Optometry, she was a pharmaceutical technician where she gained exceptional customer service skills. What she enjoys most about working at Grand Lake Optometry is getting to know her patients, who come from all walks of life. Educating patients on eye care procedures is a top priority for Selene, so that they understand the importance of eye health. When away from the office, Selene spends time with her family and her adorable cats. She also enjoys cooking and baking while jamming out to some good tunes. She appreciates a good movie and a funny meme.
Morgan Santana LiraOPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN/FRONT DESK
Morgan Davis has been a part of the Grand Lake Optometry team since 2023. She was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she went to school for Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology. She moved to the Bay Area in July of 2023 with her partner and many house plants! She enjoys going to sports events, comedy shows, and exploring her new surroundings here in the Bay. She is so grateful to be a part of the GLO team and looks forward to learning more about eye health, plus all of the fashionable, eccentric eyeglasses that we have to offer!