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What's your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
I was a patient of Dr. Mai's six years ago when Insight had just opened, and when I heard there was an opportunity to apply my administrative skills from my time in Chicagoland to helping the practice, I knew I had to take it - thankfully my qualifications were reviewed favorably, and now I am here in sunny California working with even sunnier people!

What do you love most about your job?
The energy at Insight Vision Center Optometry is one of a kind, and I am so happy to be at a workplace where everyone who walks in and out the door - doctors, team, and patients - does so with a smile on their face. If I had Insight growing up, I would have looked forward to every visit with its positive environment and constant support, and so I am glad and grateful to contribute to it for the next generation of patients.

What's your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
Ever since I was young, I always had trouble with my vision. The day I got my first pair of glasses I was blown away by the impact a pair of lenses can have on the quality of life. Since that day, I always knew that I wanted to provide the same care I was given for a life of clear vision! When I came across Insight Vision Center Optometry, I was amazed by their great patient care and am grateful to be a part of the team!

What do you love most about your job?
I love being able to provide quality care to patients of all ages and making a difference in their daily lives!

What's your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
I began my journey when I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in Hospitality Management and started my career in hotels! After the pandemic, I decided to leave the industry to find other passions and experiences. Eventually I began to miss making personal interactions with customers and other aspects of hospitality. That is when I found Insight Vision Center Optometry! I love how focused we are on providing the best interpersonal experiences and services for our patients. The company culture is very hospitality focused which perfectly fits me and my passions.

What do you love most about your job?
As a Patient Care Coordinator, the part that I love most about my job is helping our patients and providing the best service for them. All my life growing up I've always had a high prescription, and working at a practice that specializes in preventing and controlling things like high prescriptions mean a lot to me!

What's your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
I remember taking a high school career exploration class and choosing optometry as my future profession. If only it were that simple! I took a more lengthy and dramatic route to Insight Vision. At Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah I earned a BA in Theater and Cinematic Arts with an emphasis in Design. Theatrical set, costumes, and lighting design were my college passions. After graduation and a mission to Venezuela, I married and raised three great kids. When my eldest child struggled reading in school, we discovered vision therapy. With concerted effort, help from a great Optometrist and dedicated Vision Therapists, I saw the impact on my child's life. As he graduates from college, I'm so grateful for the role vision therapy played in his life accomplishments that I hope all patients at Insight Vision experience the same bright future and happy ending.

What do you love most about your job?
I love the energy. Everyone is so positive. Doctors Mai, Lam, Honma and every staff member have enthusiasm for helping others love the way they see. They bring out the best in each other and look for the good in the world.

What's your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
I recently graduated from UC Irvine with my bachelors in Biological Sciences and have been working at another optometry office for about a year and a half! Upon graduating, I wanted to continue to work in the optometric field while applying to optometry school to keep gaining as much experience and exposure as I can. I am grateful for the opportunity that was presented to me to work at Insight Vision Center Optometry!

What do you love most about your job?
What I love most about my job is getting to know our patients while helping them with their preliminary testing before the doctor sees them, all while gaining so much knowledge about optometry and helping to make a difference in their lives through ensuring healthy eyes and great vision!

What’s your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
My prior experience working at an optometrist's office had made me realize my passion for helping others in their journey towards better eyesight. I have worked a handful of part-time, customer service jobs that taught me how much I enjoyed interacting with others and creating meaningful interactions with them, regardless if the interaction was small/short. During my search for more opportunities in the optometry field, I came across Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam's practice, Insight Vision Center Optometry. I really admire Insight Vision Center's mission to help patients achieve the healthy vision that they deserve while also providing them with a positive and memorable experience. This led me to apply to Insight Vision Center Optometry and I am very excited to be a part of the team!

What do you love most about your job?
I love how Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam have fostered a learning environment for the Insight Vision team as well as their patients! The team does everything in their power to provide patients with the best experience and care. Everyday, I am constantly learning and able to do what I love the most - helping others! The Insight Vision team is such a loving family and I am extremely grateful to work alongside everyone here!

What’s your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
I was drawn to the family atmosphere of the company. The doctors admired my experience working with kids and desire to gain admin experience. I find it important to always work for a company where its employees and guests speak highly of.

What do you love most about your job?
I feel so honored to be on the Vision Therapy team as a vision therapist and Admin as I know how important vision therapy is for our patients so that they can learn to "love the way they see"! I work closely alongside Dr. Lam and Niki to ensure our patients receive the treatment they need to improve their vision. Vision therapy is unique in that it incorporates fun, creative activities while learning valuable visual skills to improve the lives of our patients! It is so rewarding when a patient meets their goals and notices the difference that vision therapy is making in their everyday life.

What’s your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
I have been figure skating my entire life and became a figure skating coach when I entered college. I am currently majoring in Biological Sciences at the University of California Irvine. When I entered UCI, all I knew was that I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare that involves developing interpersonal relationships with patients. My experience as a figure skating coach led me to ultimately decide on optometry as a career path, which led me to applying for the optometric technician position Insight Vision Center Optometry.

What do you love most about your job?
I love the environment that Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam provides for both the patients and employees. They have a huge amount of love for what they do- whether it’s providing the best for their patients or creating an environment where their employees never stop growing and learning. This makes me more excited and eager to learn more about optometry, and I am so excited to be working at Insight Vision Center Optometry!

What’s your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
Since getting my first pair of glasses as a wee toddler, I’ve had quite the journey with my vision. Year after year, my myopia got worse and worse. By the time I was eleven, I could no longer count fingers from a couple feet away. However, this was also the time where I began wearing Orthokeratology lenses, an experience that completely transformed my life. Within a week, I said goodbye to the super heavy glasses that I had always known. Not only could I see during the day without anything in my eyes, but my myopia stopped in its tracks. The impact that OrthoK had on my life is what ultimately led me to decide to pursue a career in optometry while studying at UC San Diego. In my search for opportunities in the field, I had come across Insight Vision Center Optometry and was immediately captivated by Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam’s dedication towards helping people just like me improve their vision. As an aspiring optometrist, I’m most looking forward to caring for patients and following them in their journey towards better vision. Now working here, I’m able to do just that!

What do you love most about your job?
I love being able to put a smile on patients’ faces! The doctors and staff at Insight Vision Center Optometry promote such a warm and welcoming environment, and make sure that every patient walks out the door as happy as can be. It is never a dull moment here, and everyday I’m excited and honored to be working alongside this amazing team.

What’s your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
I have a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz and am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Guatemala 2011-2013. Upon completion of my service, I worked for Surgical Eye Expeditions International, a humanitarian nonprofit focused on providing sight restoration and blindness prevention in under-resourced areas worldwide. By cultivating a space of purpose and drive, I successfully led my team in expanding and improving the quality of our international and domestic vision programs as well as educational courses. I recently moved back to the area and was motivated to continue working in the vision industry. I found Insight Vision Center Optometry and was immediately drawn to their patient care services. Reviewing their website, I knew this was a place I wanted to work with based on patient testimonials as well as the staff and doctor’s bios.

What do you love most about your job?
I am thrilled to be working with the Insight team! Everyone here is a joy to work with and are passionate about what they do in providing quality vision care to help our patient community have the best vision possible.

What's your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?

I was born and raised on the Central Coast of California in the city of Arroyo Grande. It was during my time in high school where I became a puppy raiser and ambassador for Guide Dogs for the Blind. This was one of my first experiences in serving others to help improve their way of life. With an interest in healthcare, I then decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology at the University of California, Irvine. After building a community of friends at a local church, I made the decision to stay in southern California after graduating to build my skills in patient care, while I apply to Physician Assistant school. After meeting Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam at Insight Vision Center Optometry, I quickly knew it would be a great place to learn how to be a thoughtful and compassionate healthcare provider.

What do you love most about your job?

Meeting and helping so many different patients throughout the day is one of my favorite aspects of patient care and of working at Insight Vision Center Optometry.

What's your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?

I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Human Development. After volunteering at local running races and serving at a restaurant, I realized that I had a love for customer service and serving others and thought I'd take a swing at patient care. After moving to the Orange County area and applying to administrative positions, a friend from high school told me about Insight Vision Center and about the positive energy that the office really embodies to their patients but also to their staff. Dr. Lam and Dr. Mai really care about giving quality and specific care to their patient' eyes and I am truly so thankful for the opportunity to learn more about the Optometry field.

What do you love most about your job?

I love the people who work here! Everyone is bright and positive, so it's fun to come to work. It's also a great place to learn and grow. If you have any questions or concerns on what the doctors are doing or why they're doing it, feel free to ask. Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam. They are great educators and can help you understand more about your eyes.

I grew up in Orange County, California and moved up north to study at the University of California, Davis. After graduating with a major in International Relations and double minors in Political Science and Sociology, I was accepted to the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World in Florida. I worked in the Magic Kingdom for the duration of my internship and then came back to work at Disneyland. During my time with The Walt Disney Company, I came to the realization that I had a passion for helping people and became interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. I am so grateful to be part of the Insight Vision Center Optometry team!

I love being able to meet and connect with everyone that comes into our office- our patients make every day exciting. It is so interesting to hear about everyone’s eye care journey and to be given the opportunity to help people on their path toward healthy vision.

I was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in sunny San Diego, CA. After graduating high school as Valedictorian of my class, I was given the opportunity to attend and graduate from the University of California, Berkeley. Originally, I was set on becoming a high school History teacher. However, after some time, I found that this was not a career that I saw myself being happy in long-term. This is when I embarked on a mission to find my life’s purpose. After a
series of brainstorming sessions and shadowing experiences, I found optometry and have not looked back since then. I have previously worked at another private practice and a university eye center clinic within the San Francisco Bay Area. I recently relocated after living in the Bay Area for approximately 8 years and still feel a little homesick, however, I feel incredibly honored to now be a part of the Insight Vision Center Optometry family.

What I love most about my job is that every day I get to help people "love the way [they] see." Sometimes we take our vision for granted until we start noticing that perhaps things are not as clear as they used to be. So, I enjoy being able to educate individuals on the various forms of treatment that’ll help them get back to seeing their surroundings and their beauty in HD. Most of all, I enjoy being able to meet people from different walks of life and being able to connect with them via their journey towards perfect vision.

What's your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
I am originally from Irvine, CA and made my migration to Northern California for four years to attend UC Davis. After graduating with a degree in Nutrition Science, I had no clue what I wanted to do! The only things I was certain about were my desire to pursue a career in health, and a love for helping others. While taking time to learn about the different professions, I knew that I also wanted to get experience working with patients. I learned about Insight Vision Center Optometry from a friend and did some of my own research. From the website alone, I could tell that the doctors truly wanted the best for their patients and community. Now working here, I am continually inspired by each of the amazing doctors and my team members.

What do you love most about your job?
I love all the people at Insight. Our patients are so sweet, and I really enjoy getting to hear their stories. And my team members are the absolute best. I have never worked with such a hardworking, genuine, and kind group of people before, and I feel very fortunate to have them as coworkers!

What's your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Human Development. After volunteering at local running races and serving at a restaurant, I realized that I had a love for customer service and serving others and thought I'd take a swing at patient care. After moving to the Orange County area and applying to administrative positions, a friend from high school told me about Insight Vision Center and about the positive energy that the office really embodies to their patients but also to their staff. Dr. Lam and Dr. Mai really care about giving quality and specific care to their patient' eyes and I am truly so thankful for the opportunity to learn more about the Optometry field.

What do you love most about your job?
I love the people who work here! Everyone is bright and positive, so it's fun to come to work. It's also a great place to learn and grow. If you have any questions or concerns on what the doctors are doing or why they're doing it, feel free to ask. Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam. They are great educators and can help you understand more about your eyes.

I became interested in the field of therapy through my experience teaching children with special needs, including individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other medical conditions. This led me to vision therapy. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work at Insight Vision Center Optometry where the goal is direct patient care and where vision therapy is achieving extraordinary outcomes for the families we serve. I love that I can deliver life-changing care that impacts humans of all ages with better sight.

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from UMASS Amherst. I have been credentialed for over 2 decades by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to teach all grade levels from preschool to adults. I also worked as an instructional aide for special education. I have continuing education credits for Concussion and the Optometric Considerations from the series held at Western University of College of Optometry School in Pomona. I am a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development where one can focus on prevention, enhancement and rehabilitation of vision. I have currently been focused on visual information processing evaluations. I am excited to bring my knowledge to vision therapy and commit to making each session a time of learning and fun for our patients!

What’s your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
I was born in Astoria, New York. I was raised and educated on Long Island. I attended The State University of New York @ Stony Brook (1989-1993) majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child Development. Simultaneously, I worked at the front desk of a new concept "super optical’ which staffed Optometrists, Licensed Opticians, optometric technicians, lab technicians and a full service surfacing laboratory. I grew with that company for over 26 years. Along the way, I became an American Board Certified Optician (certified to practice in over 20 states- A.B.O.C. 1996) and a New York State Licensed Optician (1998). I am still licensed accordingly.

I recently relocated to Southern California to join my immediate family, who have all been here for almost 30 years.

What do you love most about your job?
My profession affords me wonderful opportunities daily. I enjoy meeting and talking with interesting people from all over the world. I love the diversity here in California, as I did in NYC.

Working with Dr. Lam and Dr. Mai has already been an "eye opening" experience. They have shared with and educated me in the latest advances in Optometric medical technology and procedures in managing Myopia, slowing the progression of Keratoconus and the huge advances in Vision Therapy succession.

I am so proud to be a member of such an elite team of Specialists!

What’s your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
My non-traditional route into the optometric field began while I was a student at Cal State Fullerton pursuing a degree in sociology. While in college, I put a lot of time towards volunteer work and saw the benefits of helping others in need. At the time, I wasn't sure on what I wanted to pursue with my future career. Originally, I had intended to go into social working. After a few different career paths, I found a love for assisting others and the excitement of seeing happy customers. Fast forward a few years, while working as an Inside-Sales representative at DITA Eyewear, I realized how much I enjoyed optics and how a simple pair of glasses could play such a huge part in ones' life. I had worn glasses my whole life and understood how important healthy vision is to living an encompassing life. It was then that I found the perfect path to tie in my passions of serving others and being around eyewear. Insight Vision Center has been a remarkable experience and has blessed me with an opportunity to learn under both Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam's wing.

What do you love most about your job?
I have a high respect for customer service and how people are treated everyday. Working at Insight Vision Center has been amazing as both doctors and everyone on the team put an emphasis on every patient and their needs. I love that everyone is more than welcome to assist every patient and makes sure they leave our practice with a smile on their face. It's an indescribable feeling being around a team whom treats every staff member and patient as family.

I was an ICU nurse for 9 years until COVID. After a year of staying at home taking care of my small family, I decided that I wanted to restart my career and that is when I joined Insight Vision Center Optometry as a healthcare virtual assistant.

Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam are patiently teaching me how to get things done. I am forever grateful to them for that. What I love about my job is that they never made me feel like an outsider. I am beyond thankful for being part of Insight Vision Center Optometry.

What’s your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
I am a graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a major in human biology and a minor in medical humanities. My journey began when I joined the panhellenic sorority, Delta Gamma, whose philanthropy is “Service for Sight”. Through Delta Gamma, I helped raise funds and awareness for all types of eye/vision related impairments. I volunteered with the Blind Children’s Learning Center where I witnessed how essential vision is in day to day life. This inspired me to pursue optometry, as I want the opportunity to improve the lives of people with visual impairments. I have shadowed in an array of optical fields including optometry, ophthalmology and LASIK surgery. Insight Vision Center has been an incredible opportunity for me to learn more about optometry and Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam’s specialties in the field. They have been great mentors providing me with support and guidance for pursuing optometry.

What do you love most about your job?
I love working at Insight Vision Center because it is an environment where I am constantly learning. As a pre-optometry student, I am confident in my future pursuing optometry due to my experiences at Insight Vision. I love being surrounded by such supportive staff that always go the extra mile to ensure our patients get the best care.

What’s your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
Born and raised in the South Bay, I was charmed by the diversity of my neighbors and the experiences this area provided. The love I had for the people around me was inspiration to give back to my community in the best way I could. Growing up, I felt proper healthcare was a necessity for every person. Therefore, I majored in Psychology while attending UCI, which offered the skills to implement positive societal changes through knowledge, empathy, and compassion.

I continued to explore other fields in healthcare after graduation, and soon discovered my passion for optometry when I was diagnosed with vitreous humor detachment. This, coupled with my strabismus/amblyopia that I had left untreated since childhood, helped me realize the importance of vision. I felt empowered to help people gain access to proper vision care. Because of its reputation, I decided to work at Insight Vision Center. Here, I get to experience the dedication the doctors and staff display for their patients with the same goals as my own. I feel blessed to be involved with the Insight team and directly help our community for the better!

What do you love most about your job?
I am so proud to say that patients of all ages and backgrounds can feel confident with our care. By the end of the appointment, patients will leave knowing they are being guided towards the treatments and opportunities that are best for them!

What’s your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
I started off my college career as a piano performance major which gave me the opportunity to teach piano at a local piano school. It was here that I realized how much I love working with kids and having the opportunity to benefit a person’s life. Although teaching has been a rewarding experience, I still felt motivated to be able to do more for people. It was this motivation that guided me to pursue a biology degree, which I am currently working on at Cal State Fullerton. After shadowing doctors and learning more about the field of optometry through the CSUF pre-optometry club, I realized that optometry was the right fit for me. Becoming involved in the pre-optometry club, as well as being an executive board member, gave me the opportunity to meet fellow members of the optometry community. Along with my experience at Insight, I am also working with a nonprofit organization that provides vision services to the underserved community. These experiences taught me how much better you can make someone’s life by giving them the gift of better vision.

What do you love most about your job?
I love how caring and passionate everyone is at Insight Vision Center. Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam are some of the most kind-hearted people I have ever met with an incredible amount of knowledge and an endless desire to be of service. I also love that we are a family friendly office and I get to work with kids of all ages!

What's your journey that brought you to Insight Vision Center Optometry?
As an undergrad at UC San Diego, I explored many career fields, but found myself very intrigued by the health care professions. At my very first annual eye exam I had the opportunity to really gain a full understanding of what the field of optometry is. My doctor at the time really loved what she did and it was very apparent. I attended UCSD with the intention of completing requirements for optometry school. I had an incredibly fulfilling experience in college as I was very involved in student affairs, volunteered, and shadowed an optometrist all while completing my degree in General Biology. My path took me into an initial career in Higher Education, but most recently I decided to venture back to my initial goal of working in the optometry field. Insight Vision Center has provided me the incredible opportunity to fully appreciate and continue my journey to my ultimate career goal of becoming an optometrist myself one day.

What do you love most about your job?
It is an incredible feeling coming to work knowing you will make a difference in the way someone sees the world. I love that Dr. Mai, Dr. Lam, and the staff genuinely love what they do and are always making sure expectations are exceeded with every patient that walks through the door.