Kelvin K. Tang, OD, FAAO is proud to have returned to the Bay Area. He grew up in Pleasant Hill, having attended Valhalla Elementary, Valley View Middle, and College Park High School. Dr. Tang attended the University of California, Los Angeles on an academic scholarship. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology before moving to Forest Grove, OR to attend optometry school at Pacific University. There, he was an assistant coach for the women's varsity volleyball team, an optometric teaching assistant, as well as an optometric research assistant for projects requested by Nike™ and AO-Sola™. At graduation, Dr. Tang received awards for Outstanding Overall Clinician and Beta Sigma Kappa Excellence in Research.
Dr. Tang furthered his clinical experience by pursuing a clinical fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. While there, Dr. Tang honed techniques on specialty contact lens fittings for keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, post-penetrating keratoplasty, infantile aphakia, ocular prosthetics, irregular cornea, and post-keratoprosthesis implantation. The thoroughness of this training sparked his interest in difficult refraction and fitting of contact lenses, leading him to further study this field as a Diplomate. Dr. Tang published three peer-reviewed journal articles during his time at Jules Stein Eye Institute.
Dr. Tang became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) in 2006 in San Diego, CA. In 2011, he earned his Diplomate in the section on Cornea and Contact Lenses in Boston, MA. In addition to his practice, Blink Optometric, Dr. Tang is currently an assistant clinical professor at UC Berkeley, though his heart will always be that of a Bruin. He lives in the East Bay with his wife and two sons.