A 1990 graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry, Dr. Yang received the Silhouette Award in Clinical Geriatrics, the Allergan Optical Contact Lens award and a Beta Sigma Kappa Research Grant. He received a B.S. in Biology from UC Irvine in 1986 and appeared on the Dean’s List.
Most of his career has been spent working with Ophthalmologists. He has performed Pre and Post-Operative examinations for a multitude of conditions, including Cataract, Glaucoma, Penetrating Keratoplasty (Corneal Transplant) and LASIK. He has experience working with patients of all ages, from six hour newborns to 102 year olds.
In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Yang also served for ten years as one of only seventeen Chief Examiners for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO). He continues to serve as a Remote Examiner and was a 2013 Part III CSE Standard Setting Panelist. The NBEO serves to protect the public by developing, administering, and evaluating the competency of Doctors of Optometry seeking licensure to practice. Dr. Yang is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for Western University College of Optometry.
Dr. Yang relates well to his patients due to his own unique history. He was extremely nearsighted with a fair amount of astigmatism, possesses a severe case of dry eyes (uses Restasis and EyeScience multivitamins), has chronic allergic conjunctivitis and atopic disease, had cataract surgery for both eyes in 2013 and is being treated for glaucoma since 2003. He wears progressive lenses most of the time and has used almost every contact lens type that was available in his prescription since 1977.
Dr. Yang has had specialty training in Low Vision at the Center for the Partially Sighted in Santa Monica, in Vision Therapy at Juvenile Hall in San Bernardino, Ocular Pathology at the Veteran’s Administration Outpatient Clinic in Las Vegas and Contact Lenses at the Allergan Research Clinic in Irvine. Dr. Yang is also a member of the Optometric Retina Society and the Optometric Glaucoma Society. He is a certified fitter for the Paragon Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), the Boston Vision Shaping Treatment (VST), the Contex OK-E System and for Focus Night and Day lenses. He has also participated in a number of research studies for artificial tears and contact lenses.
Dr. Yang opened his office in 2011, but has been an Anaheim Hills resident since 1990. His two children have attended Canyon Rim and Crescent Elementaries, El Rancho Charter, and Canyon High. He is active with the PTAs of his children's schools and has a great time presenting at the Career Day events of Crescent and El Rancho.