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The Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs.

Laura Alvarado

Optometric Assistant

Laura is our bilingual Salvadorian-American optometric assistant who can assist with your eye care needs in Spanish and English. Her passion for fashion makes her the person to go to if you ever need an opinion on frames. As a quick learner, Laura is excited to be a part of the optometric field! 

Although Laura currently lives in Daly City, she loves exploring San Francisco as it is where she was born and raised. In her free time, Laura enjoys eating a variety of foods, joking around to make the day go by wonderfully, and loves to spend quality time with her loved ones.

Vivienne Do

Optician

Vivienne is your multi-lingual personal eye wear consultant and stylist at our Irving office. Born and raised in Vietnam, Vivienne speaks 4 languages: English, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Mandarin. She has worked at Pacific Rims Optometry for over 10 years helping patients find their perfect fit! She is truly the modern-day renaissance woman with a multitude of interests, including the creative field of arts-and-craft and jewelry making.

With her contagious smile, Vivienne is sure to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable.

Susan Zhou

Optician/Technician

Susie has worked at Pacific Rims Optometry for 20 years! Having previously worked as a pharmaceutical technician, She chose to work in an optometry setting for the unique patient interactions and the satisfaction in helping others see.  

She is very approachable and easily the most talkative person you meet if you choose to engage her in conversation. She also loves to let her inner fashionista shine by helping choose frames that complement people's facial features and clothes.

Natalia Sanitizo

Optometric Assistant

Natalia is a pre-optometry student serving as one of our bilingual optometric assistants. She would love to help you pick out the right pair of glasses in either English or Spanish.

Natalia is currently obtaining a pre-health certificate from San Francisco State University as well as supplementing her curriculum with classes from University of California Berkeley Extension. She is member of UC Berkeley's Pre-optometry Club Foresight as well as a pre-optometry member of AOSA. She is native to Southern California, specifically Carpinteria, and loves the cool weather the Bay Area is known for. When she is not working or studying, she can be found outdoors - running, hiking, or biking - or enjoying the multicultural flavors of the Bay Area.

Thomas Sin

Lab Technician, Optician

Our resident optician and lab technician, Thomas is an expert in making sure patients are comfortable with their eyeglasses (or contact lens). What started out as a summer job in high school became his lifetime passion of caring for his patient's eye wear needs. If you are purchasing eye wear without insurance, Thomas can even complete your order within a few hours if we have the lens in stock! 

 

He always says: "Work is not work when you have fun and enjoy what you are doing." With over 25 years of experience, Thomas is prepared to answer all questions about the latest trends and technology regarding lens and frames. His incomparable attention to detail is evident in his specialty of customizing lens shape to complement patients' faces for his favorite brand Silhouette.

If you have any questions about LASIK, you can ask Thomas as he had his LASIK procedure performed in 2007. 

Outside of work, you can find Thomas fishing, bowling, camping, or out enjoying the sun with his family.

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Due to COVID-19, we are closed until Tuesday, May 5th

For any questions or emergencies, we can be reached via email:

PACIFICRIMSOPTOMETRY@GMAIL.COM