COVID-19 Office Update

Our office is in the process of resuming most in-person services by appointment and we welcome new patients! Please email us at odtong@bxbsecure.com, text us at (626) 869-4059, or leave a voice message at (626) 578-9685 if you have any questions. We will try our best to reply to you as soon as we can.

Your safety and health is our highest priority. Our staff members are working diligently to maintain a safe environment for all our patients who are receiving care at our office.

IMPORTANT: Per the City of Pasadena, Los Angeles County, and California State requirements for visits to a doctor’s office, all patients and staff members will be subject to a brief temperature screening before entering our office, as well as the requirement of wearing face masks at all times during the visit. Download a PDF with further details of our Safety and Health Protocols.

If you are scheduled to come to our office and within the past 14 days you have been experiencing any symptoms, been in close contact with anyone with COVID, traveled out-of-state, or been on an airplane, please inform our staff immediately to reschedule your appointment.

* If you have a sight or life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or contact your nearest Emergency Room *

Experienced Eye Doctors in Pasadena - Los Angeles CA Metro Area

Experienced Eye Doctors in Pasadena - Los Angeles CA Metro Area

Optometrists providing Neuro-Developmental, Pediatric and Rehabilitation Optometric Services

Center for Vision Development Optometry Inc. is committed to helping people improve their visual function so that it doesn't interfere with their ability to read, learn or function in life. We work with children as well as adults. Whether you have learning difficulties, an eye turn, lazy eye or are struggling with vision problems as a result of a head injury, we can help.

We use a developmental approach to vision, paying close attention to visual conditions that affect behavior and school/work performance. Treatment modalities to enhance visual function may include Optometric Vision Therapy and carefully prescribed lenses or prisms.

Our center is committed to helping people improve their visual function so that it doesn't interfere with their ability to read, learn or function in life. We work with children as well as adults. Whether you have learning difficulties, an eye turn, lazy eye or are struggling with vision problems as a result of a head injury, we can help.

Pasadena, Los Angeles, Glendale, Arcadia, San Marino, Monrovia, San Gabriel, Alhambra, Duarte, La Canada, La Crescenta, CA, Los Angeles county, CA, California

For a complete list of services, visit our Eye Health Services & Vision Treatments page.

Dr. Derek Tong O.D., FAAO, FCOVD, FNORA, Clinic Director

Dr. Derek Tong graduated with Honors from the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University, where he also completed residency training in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy. He has been practicing optometry since 1998 and received Fellowships from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). He is a Board-Certified by the American Board of Optometry (ABO) and has faculty appointments as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of both the Marshall B. Ketchum University and the Western University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Tong is the Founder, Clinic Director and Post-Doctorate Supervisor of the Center for Vision Development Optometry Inc. in Pasadena, CA. The center receives referrals from doctors, educators, child development specialists, and rehabilitation professionals. The center is known for its friendly and caring staff and focuses on helping people of all ages with learning difficulties, developmental delays, autism, lazy eyes, concussions, traumatic brain injury, and many other vision disorders. Professionally, he is trustee and past-president of the San Gabriel Valley Optometric Society. He had served as a school board member at Arcadia Christian School and has been a children’s leader at his local Bible Study Fellowship since 2009. Since 1999, he has lectured at national optometric conferences and published numerous articles in scientific journals.

Dr. Belinda Kuo O.D., FAAO, FCOVD, Assistant Clinic Director

Dr. Belinda Kuo received her Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University after completing her undergraduate education at USC.  She completed her Post-Doctorate in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy/Neuro-Optometry and she is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty member of the Southern California College of Optometry.

Dr. Kuo is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the American Academy of Optometry. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association.

While going through her undergraduate and optometric education she worked with children with severe developmental delays and disabilities as a volunteer. Seeing how these children struggled she was very interested to learn how correcting their vision problems can positively impact behavior. Dr. Kuo has been passionate about helping our patients achieve their full potential since 2013.

Pasadena, Los Angeles, Glendale, Arcadia, San Marino, Monrovia, San Gabriel, Alhambra, Duarte, La Canada, La Crescenta, CA, Los Angeles county, CA, California

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