Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our Nob Hill Eye Doctors:
Dr. Hiura graduated with honors from Southern California College of Optometry. Prior to that he graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Zoology. He has been in private practice for over thirty years. He is a member of the San Francisco Optometric Society, California Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association. Dr. Hiura is a avid golfer, a huge bay area sports fan and he also loves to travel.
Dr. Chris Hiura graduated from the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Optometry after receiving his Bachelor’s degree and graduating Cum Laude from the University of California at Irvine.
Dr. Hiura is glaucoma certified and has interned with the San Francisco VA Medical Center where he co-managed many cases of ocular disease with the UCSF Ophthalmology department. Dr. Hiura then served on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, where he practiced primary care-based optometry, including acute eye care, co-management of refractive surgery care (LASIK and PRK), and contact lens fittings. He then partnered with the Miami VA Medical Center where Optometry and Ophthalmology collaborate closely. Dr. Hiura completed his rotations at the Meredith W. Morgan University Eye Center, where he focused on low vision, binocular vision vision therapy, visual functions, and specialty contact lenses.
In his spare time, Dr. Hiura enjoys being active, playing sports such as basketball and golf, as well as traveling. He is also a member of the California Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Lew received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Optometry after graduating from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Chemistry and an emphasis in Biochemistry. She completed her professional internships at the VA Medical Center in Livermore, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, and OMNI Eye Services, a tertiary ophthalmology practice. She is certified to treat glaucoma and many other ocular conditions. Dr. Lew focuses on comprehensive eye care, which includes diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, LASIK and cataract surgery co-management, and prescribing spectacles and contact lenses.
Dr. Lew was born and raised in San Francisco, and is fluent in Cantonese. She enjoys traveling, yoga, snowboarding, and spending time on the beach.