Carole L. Hong, O.D., FCOVD
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Dr. Hong, residency trained in pediatrics and vision therapy from the State University of New York (SUNY), is board certified in Vision Development and Vision Therapy by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), an international organization which helps to educate, advocate and certify optometrists in developmental vision care. She was elected to the COVD Board of directors and served on the executive board for over 10 years. Currently she serves on the International Examination and Certification Board, which administers the fellowship credentialing of doctors and certification of therapists, who are evaluated based on open book questions, a written test, and oral examination/interview. 

A popular national speaker, Dr. Hong provides lectures, workshops and in-services for patients, parents, educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physicians, optometrists and others involved in the care of patients with binocular vision disorders (this includes neuro-typical and special needs patients).

Dr. Hong regularly participates in post-graduate training, staying at the top of her field in neuro-optometric rehabilitation, learning-related vision problems, binocular vision disorders, visual development, sports vision training, myopia control, and non-surgical treatment options for strabismus (eye turn) and amblyopia (lazy eye). She enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities, including patients with concussions and head injuries and special needs (CP, MG, Autism Spectrum, Gifted and ADHD).

As an adjunct clinical professor at SUNY, MBKU’s Southern California College of Optometry and past clinical faculty member at UC Berkeley’s School of Optometry and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Hong continues to take an active part in educating optometric interns in newest treatment options and technologies in vision therapy and developmental vision care. She has a passion for working with patients whose lives are transformed with the use of corneal reshaping lenses, contact lenses, Lasik surgery, or vision therapy/rehabilitation. She is excited to provide patients with optimal vision for school, work, sports and life.

Other professional affiliations include: San Mateo Optometric Society, American Optometric Association, AOA Sports Vision Section, California Optometric Association, Optometric Extension Program, American Academy of Optometry, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Hong was born in San Mateo, California and earned her undergraduate degree from The University of California at Berkeley. She earned her doctorate from Southern California College of Optometry, followed by a two-year residency in Vision Therapy and Pediatrics at The State University of New York (SUNY), College of Optometry, where she helped start the Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Victim Rehabilitation Clinic, taught courses in vision therapy and coordinated school screenings.

Dr. Hong began her private practice career with Dr. Leonard Press, one of the foremost developmental practitioners in the nation, at his practice in Fairlawn, New Jersey. She continues to work closely with Dr. Press as they remain affiliated through the Vision Help Group(, an association of leading experts in developmental vision care, many who are university professors, have written textbooks and frequently lecture on various aspects of vision treatment and vision therapy.

Dr. Hong and her husband, John Low, our VT coordinator, are enjoying all the fun that comes with raising three kids. When not at the office, Dr. Hong is either cheering on the softball field or basketball court. Dr. Hong also likes to take hikes, cycle, ski, camp, attend plays, musicals and concerts, cook and travel.

When asked why she became an eye doctor, she remarked, "I have a passion for helping people improve their quality of life. By improving their vision, I can improve all facets of their lives, whether it be at work or home, in school, or during sports and recreation. By spending extra time with each of my patients, getting to know their individual needs, and offering the latest examination methods and treatment choices, I will provide them with the BEST possible vision care possible."