Dr. Tiffany Chang, OD
Dr. Chang retired on Feb 1, 2019.
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About Dr. Chang
Dr. Chang started wearing glasses at age 7 and vividly remembers the first moment when the world came into focus. Her parents were relieved that she would finally stop squinting but worried that reading too much (often under the bed covers) would increase that prescription. Dr. Chang would debate the impact of too much homework and piano practice. While she did not want glasses, the correct prescription was invaluable for the adventures, mishaps, and triumphs of an active childhood.
As an adult who alternates between glasses and contact lens wear, Dr. Chang deeply values how good vision has enhanced her appreciation for art, nature, travel, music, and independence. Therefore, Dr. Chang's favorite aspect of optometry is how sharp vision will immediately improve quality of life. When she checks eyes, her goal is to empower her patients to enjoy many years of healthy, clear eyesight and independence.
Dr. Chang has a special spot in her heart for challenging cases of irregular corneas and excessively high prescriptions. These are patients where glasses and standard contacts can never provide sharp, defined clarity. Using specialty contacts, she creates a smooth surface through which these diseased eyes can finally focus. It has been a joy and source of inspiration for her to witness many first moments of clarity in patients who had resigned themselves to blur.
Dr. Chang received her doctorate of optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her undergraduate degree from UC-Berkeley in molecular cell biology. Dr. Chang enjoys practicing full-scope family optometry, particularly pediatrics and challenging contact lens fits. She has an excellent success record with CRT/orthokeratology. Dr. Chang is TPL-licensed in California, and therefore treats, manages, and prescribes for dry eye and multiple ocular diseases. She has a large pediatric and contact lens practice that includes scleral, RGP, hybrid, keratoconus, CRT/orthokeratology, multifocal, astigmatism, and soft contact lenses.
Dr. Chang trained in ocular disease at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, which consistently ranks as the #1 eye hospital in the US. As a Research Honors Student during optometry school, she received the National Eye Institute's Student Research Grant for her work studying ocular diabetes and was a student presenter at the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO). She taught at UC-Berkeley for 2 years as an undergraduate teaching assistant in the subjects of general biology and medical ethics. Dr. Chang has served as the President of the Boston chapter of VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), going on missions abroad and locally to bring eyecare and glasses to the underprivileged.
Currently, Dr. Chang is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the California Optometric Association (COA), and the Santa Clara County Optometric Society (SCCOS). She can be seen in our community doing vision screenings at local elementary schools and speaking about ocular health at corporate health fairs. She also volunteers for the American Optometric Association's InfantSEE program, and encourages all new parents to start guarding their baby's eyes at an early age.