Dr. Julie Kim has been in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999 and joined the Optometric Center for Family Vision Care and Vision Therapy team in 2000. She completed her undergraduate degree at UCLA and her doctorate at UC Berkeley, where she graduated with distinction.

Dr. Kim has extensive experience in primary vision care, which encompasses comprehensive eye examinations and the diagnosis, treatment, and management of eye conditions and diseases. In 2003, she became board certified to practice optometry in the District of Columbia and Maryland, where she had the privilege of working at the 
esteemed University Ophthalmic Consultants of Washington, helping to manage the care of patients undergoing LASIK, cataract, and glaucoma surgeries. She is also experienced with the precision fitting of contact lenses and glasses and is fully certified to perform corneal refractive therapy (CRT). Her special interest in developmental and behavioral vision has led her to complete post-graduate studies in the fields of learning-related vision problems, strabismus, amblyopia, and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with the Alameda/Contra Costa Optometric Society, California Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, as well as the UC Berkeley Alumni Association. She has actively spent time outside of work to participate in vision screenings for elementary school children around the Peninsula and has volunteered with the Lions Club to provide eye care to underserved communities in rural Mexico. In her free time, you might see her lacing up her sneakers for a hike, honing her piano keyboard skills, or planning her next trip abroad.
Since leaving the practice in 2007 to move to Boston, Dr. Kim has devoted the past several years to raising her two young boys. But she is delighted to resume her role as eye care provider at Family Vision Care. “I’m so fortunate to work alongside doctors and staff who are dedicated to treating patients as if they are family. It feels great to be back!