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We Care About Your Eyesight

Welcome to our office! Dr. Jennifer Kao & Associates has proudly served the bay area for almost 40 years. With our experience, clinical knowledge and the most advanced technology, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of care. We would love to become your eye care provider, so please call (408) 453-9988 to schedule an appointment for you and your family today!

We are committed to providing our patients the highest standard of care. We continually strive to provide you with the most advanced technology, in a warm, friendly atmosphere and pledge to continually keep the overall wellness and patient needs as first priorities in everything we do. We offer a full spectrum of progressive eye care services including:

  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Prescription Glasses & Sunglasses
  • Specialty Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Optical Dispensary
  • Routine Eye Exams
  • Children's Vision
  • Non-prescription Designer Sunglasses
  • Anti-reflective Coated Lenses
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Our Eye Care Services

Comprehensive Exams

Complete general health and eye history, refractive services, and thorough eye health evaluation, including testing for glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration, and retinal degeneration.

Contact Lens Evaluation

We fit a variety of contact lens types, specializing in complex prescriptions and difficult-to-fit patients. We have a wide selection in-house, but we can also have contacts sent directly to you.


We specialize orthokeratology (ortho-K), which is a non-surgical contact lens therapy that provides corrective eye care during the night and allow patients to function well during the day without the use of glasses or contact lenses. We provide complimentary consultations to determine if you are a candidate for this state-of-the-art procedure.

Eye emergencies

We are trained extensively to treat and diagnose eye infections, allergies, foreign bodies, eye pain, hemorrhages, and other eye related symptoms. We are available to schedule same day appointments during our busy, regular business hours for any eye emergencies.

Laser Surgery & Cataract Surgery

We co-manage with renowned refractive surgeons in the Bay Area. We are affiliated with TLC Eye Centers, where we co-manage laser corrective surgery, intraocular lens implant surgery, and cataract surgery with Dr. Michael Furlong, MD and Dr. Mark Mandel, MD. We also co-manage laser corrective surgery and keratoconus surgery with Dr. Stephen Turner, founder of Turner Eye Institute. Our doctors can determine if you are a good LASIK candidate by conducting a thorough LASIK consultation. As refractive surgery technology improves, LASIK has become a popular alternative to glasses or contact lenses for more patients. If you are interested in refractive surgery options, be sure to ask us.

Other services available

Please ask us if you have any other eye care needs. Our doctors and staff members are here to provide you with the best eye care. 

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Our Eye Care Specialists

Dr. Jennifer Kao O.D.

Dr. Jennifer Kao was born and raised in Taiwan and immigrated with her family to California in 1974. She received both her Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Doctorate degree in Optometry from U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Kao has been practicing optometry since 1983. She was appointed by Governor Wilson to the California State Board of Optometry as a board member first in 1993, and then re-appointed by the Governor in 1996, serving the maximum allowed total of 8 years. She completed an intensive course of Therapeutics and received her Therapeutic License in 1997. Her doctorate thesis was on "Myopia Control by Acupuncture," and she has subsequently devoted a lot of time to Myopia Control. Dr. Kao's special interests also include contact lenses and children's vision. This combined expertise has enabled Dr. Kao to offer orthokeratology treatment (reduction and control of myopia by specialty rigid gas permeable contact lenses) to our patients. Dr. Kao can conduct eye exams in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Taiwanese. In her spare time, she enjoys aerobics, jogging, golfing, and most of all, skiing with her husband, daughter, and son.

Dr. Zheng Chen O.D.

Dr. Zheng Chen started practicing optometry in 2009. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry, graduating Beta Sigma Kappa. She received her M.D. from the Beijing Medical University in China. For the last 8 years, Dr. Chen practiced in Philadelphia, PA. She moved here and joined in our practice in March 2018. Dr. Chen is committed to providing the highest quality of care to her patients. Her professional experience includes contact lens fitting, diagnosis and management of ocular disease and primary care optometry. Dr. Chen can speak English and Mandarin Chinese. In her free time Dr. Chen loves hiking, cooking, and playing with her dog Jackie.

Dr. Lisa Lin O.D.

Dr. Lin earned her Master of Science degree and her Doctor of Optometry from Ohio State University with Cum Laude honors and was a 4-year member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Honor Society. She practiced in Columbus, Ohio upon graduation in 2015, and joined our office in April, 2017. Dr. Lin’s research focused on studying myopia (nearsightedness) control and children with contact lenses. She completed extensive clinical training at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and large joint Ophthalmology-Optometry practices, Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons and Columbus Ophthalmology Associates; she had also worked with underprivileged patients by providing regular home visits. Dr. Lin is glaucoma and TPA certified and practices full scope optometry, including contact lens fitting, diabetic eye exams, check-ups for glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration as well as co-management of pre/post LASIK and Cataract surgery. Dr. Lin was born and raised in Taiwan and can conduct exams in English, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese. In her free time, Dr. Lin likes to travel and enjoys hiking and exploring the Bay Area with her husband.
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