The Eye Doctors, Opticians and Staff at Bella Eye Care Optometry in Newark are here to serve you. We come to the office every day with the single mission of improving your life by providing you the finest eye care in the Tri-City area. From state of the art eye exam equipment to the newest styles and colors in designer eyeglasses, we believe you will find the finest eye care in the Bay Area. Come see what your friends, family, and neighbors already know, Bella Eye Care Optometry provides the best eye care and service with a smile on each and every visit.
Dr. Judy Nguyen
As a student I jumped with both feet into any new disease or pathology we were covering. I couldn’t learn enough and loved my time in school. As an intern, I loved the connection between fashion, design and health. There was a synergy there that continues today in my store, where we strive to provide the finest, most comprehensive exams in the Bay area along with a wide selection of wonderful designer eyeglasses from around the world in a fun, friendly, family-oriented store in Newark. I can remember when I first met patients and their families and watching those kids grow up as my practice has grown is rewarding. I love that connection with my patients. I also love that as a practice we get together multiple times during the year to volunteer at Project Homeless Connect in San Francisco and help provide much-needed exams and eyeglasses to the needy of our communities. It truly warms my heart to see the smiles and dry the tears of those we’ve helped see clearly for the 1st time in years for some.
- Undergrad: UC Davis with BS in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.
- 2nd Undergrad: Nova Southeastern with BS In Vision Science
- Graduate: Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- Internship in Ocular Disease at Bascom Palmer in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Anh Thu Nguyen
I deeply value a good doctor/patient relationship. It’s one of the reasons I got into Optometry, this profession allows me such wonderful interactions with each person I examine. While we all want to see everything in our worlds as best we can, each of us has something special we want to see, whether it’s the pages of our books, the road we commute on, the landscapes we love to hike, or the stars we love to gaze at. Learning that about each of my patients makes each exam even more fulfilling and even more accurate. I wouldn’t trade what I do each day for anything.
- Undergrad: University of South Florida, with a BS In Biology
- Graduate: Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry
Dr. Patricia Hom
My journey to becoming an Optometrist was quite different than most of my colleagues. My undergraduate degree was in business, and even when I worked with a health insurance company, I was taken with how happy most Optometrists were. With my family’s history of nearsightedness and eyewear, I enrolled at UC Berkeley to become an Optometrist. In a fairly short time period I received the Young Optometrist of the Year award from the Santa Clara Optometric Society. My husband often comments on me being one of the few people who loves what she does. I’ve been practicing Optometry for over 19 years and I still love learning new things and being able to help my patient’s lives in new ways to always see their best.
- Undergrad: UCLA with a BA in Economics.
- Graduate: UC Berkeley Optometry
- Residency: Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital – Primary Care and Low Vision
Dr. Clarissa Sin
I am a people person. After a couple of years working in medical research, I realized how much I missed the human interaction on a daily basis and switched to optometry. Pardon the pun, but I have never looked back. I really enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and I enjoy the challenge of figuring out what I need to do to help improve their quality of life. There is nothing I cherish more than the first time I correct a child’s vision and see the gleam in their eye and the glee in their voice that they are finally able to see clearly. It is truly a gift to us both. That joy is what drives me every single day.
- Undergrad: UC Davis with degrees in Genetics and Economics
- Graduate: State University of NY College of Optometry.
Dr. Alpa Shroff
As someone who received her first pair of eyeglasses in elementary school, I remember the feeling of amazement at how clear the world suddenly appeared through my first pair of eyeglasses. Now, I get to see this same reaction every day when a young patient puts their first pair of eyeglasses on. It is such a wonderful feeling to be able to help a patient see clearly and to be entrusted with their eye care. I love watching families grow and I especially love seeing kids; from babies’ first eye exams to teenagers getting fitted with their first pair of contacts lenses. It makes my heart soar when after an exam, a child tells me they want to grow up to be an Optometrist. I love what I do. I love working with our staff to make sure we provide the highest level of eye care to our patients from the very second they walk in through our door. My favorite pair of eyeglasses currently are my new Tom Fords.
- Undergrad: University of Waterloo in Canada
- Graduate: Pennsylvania College of Optometry
I’ve always enjoyed making positive connections with people. As an optician, I get to spend time with people as they choose something that makes them look great while helping them see better at the same time. I truly care about helping people get the right pair of glasses and I enjoy making them feel good about themselves and their eyewear. Like most of our office, I volunteer with Project Homeless Connect in San Francisco. One of the homeless gentlemen I worked with told me that he had been without glasses for several years. I had the pleasure of helping this gentleman pick out a brand new frame that would give him renewed confidence in himself and allow him to enjoy our beautiful city and his life even more.
I started wearing glasses when I was 7 years old. I remember wearing my glasses to school for the first time and actually being able to see the blackboard clearly. What a difference! All of a sudden I was able to see details of my life around me, details that I’d never noticed before. Over time my eyeglasses became as much a fashion statement as a way of seeing the world more clearly. I love frames with personality. I have a wide variety of frames for every outfit. It’s that joy of seeing great and looking great that I love providing to every client who walks through our door. Young or old, I take a special pride in helping each person select that perfect pair of eyeglasses.
Believe it or not, helping kids (and adults) find that perfect pair of eyeglasses is a very welcome break from my college biology courses. There is something special seeing someone’s face light up when they look at themselves in the mirror in that pair of frames that fits their face and their personality. Whether they are 6 or even 60, the look of delight is what makes me smile every day I work at Bella Eye Care Optometry. My college studies make the pre-test exams more fun for me and enable me to help guide each person to get the most out of their exams. I so love what I do!
I may be one of the newest opticians at Bella Eye Care Optometry, but I have a longer history here than most of my coworkers. I started as a patient here in high school and was so taken by the wonderfully collegial atmosphere here with all the smiles, that actually coming in every day and working here became my goal. I love my job and I especially love helping our younger clients try on eyeglasses for the first time and see the look on their face when a whole new world opens up to them for the first time with the eyeglasses that they picked out. I can honestly see myself making a career of helping people improve their vision with our great eye exams and eyeglasses.
I love my job. I love being an optician. I love listening to people and discovering their personality is key to finding that perfect pair of eyeglasses to compliment it. I love connecting fashion and vision into something that truly makes people feel wonderful. I enjoy it so much, I want to become an Optometrist and be there for my clients from start to finish. We recently had this one woman in who was so unsure of which pair of eyeglasses would be her very first. After looking at every frame in the store, and trying on half of them, she turned and looked at me, smiled, and bought the very same pair. Let me find you that perfect pair too!
I love providing great customer service and making people feel welcomed and respected. As a patient myself, who has been wearing glasses and contact lenses most of my life, I want to provide the same great service that I received as a patient. I like to listen to my clients’ needs and preferences while guiding them to find the perfect pair of glasses or contact lenses that make them feel beautiful and comfortable. It makes my day when clients leave happy and want to come back to see me again every year.