Our Team

Dr. Stephanie Joo


A Bay Area native, Stephanie Joo grew up attending Cupertino schools and participating in various programs and lessons across town. After receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology, she continued on to complete her Optometry doctorate at UC Berkeley.  During that time, she interned at the San Jose V.A. clinic as well as a number of community clinics, and specialty clinics focusing on ocular disease. She was also one of the first interns in the newly formed Myopia Control Clinic at UC Berkeley.

Upon graduation, Dr. Joo began practicing part-time at De Anza Vision Center, and teaching part-time at U.C. Berkeley's School of Optometry. After Dr. Choy's retirement in 2020, Dr. Joo now sees patients full-time at this office. She has served on the Board for the Alameda and Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society and continues to be an active member of the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Joo sees patients of all ages, including infants 12 months and older. She has a special interest in myopia control, and is well-versed in modern methods to slow nearsightedness progression. She is CRT (ortho-k) certified, MiSight certified, and licensed to treat glaucoma.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, as they try to keep up with her three active and independent-minded daughters.

Dr. Vivian Look


Dr. Vivian Look was born and raised in San Jose. After graduating from Leland High School, she received both her B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology and her Doctorate of Optometry from UC Berkeley. Her clinical training includes externships at the Portland and San Jose Veterans Affairs Hospitals. She has also had the opportunity to work with underprivileged populations at Novato’s Marin Community Clinic and the West Oakland Health Center.

Dr. Look loves optometry for its ability to improve a patient’s quality of life on a daily basis. She values holistic, preventative eyecare and strives to approach every patient encounter with empathy and understanding.  She also enjoys the ways in which optometry has allowed her to give back to the community - she has worked as a vision volunteer for San Francisco’s Project Homeless Connect and performed vision screenings in rural Panama.

She is currently a proud member of the Santa Clara County Optometric Society, the California Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.

In her free time, Dr. Look enjoys urban and portrait photography, redwood hikes, trying new cuisines, and attempting to play racket sports.

Dr. Aaron Lee

Dr. Aaron Lee grew up in Fremont and Pleasanton, California. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biopsychology from the University of California – Santa Barbara. He then completed his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California – Berkeley. During his clinical externships at Kaiser Permanente Point West, San Jose VA, and Miami VA, he provided comprehensive eye care to a diverse patient population and managed a wide variety of ocular diseases.

He chose Optometry with the determination to improve the quality of life for his patients, and finds it rewarding to make a positive impact in his community. His specific interests are educating and screening patients for ocular diseases, fitting contact lenses for patients of all ages, and treating dry eye syndrome.

He is currently a proud member of the Alameda and Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society, the California Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Lee speaks English and conversational Mandarin. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports (Go Warriors and 49ers), exercising, golfing, and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Stephen Choy

Dr. Stephen Choy has been seeing patients since 1984, always delivering the highest level of care. He has retired as of 2020. See his retirement letter here