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Our Mission

We at Private Eyes Optometry, pledge to improve every patient’s quality of life by providing excellent, informative, and thorough vision health care, as well as fostering a trusting, committed lifelong relationship.

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Our Vision

To give all patients the most informative and caring experience in eye care.

“Next to life itself, God’s most precious gift is sight, and to this great gift, the profession of Optometry dedicates itself.”
Dr. Vanessa Hsu

“Patients are like family to me. I love catching up with them year after year, and especially seeing my younger patients grow up and pursue their passions. As their primary eye care doctor, I find joy in caring for their vision, and finding solutions to their visual needs. It is very rewarding to know that I help improve their quality of life in an important way.”

Vanessa Hsu, O.D.

Dr. Vanessa Hsu was born in Vietnam, but at the age of three, she and her family fled to Malaysia because of the war, and ultimately went to Sweden. There she lived for nine years, and at the age of 12, her family moved to the United States for better opportunities.

Dr. Hsu knew from an early age that she wanted to join the healthcare field because she wanted to take care of people, especially her parents.

While attending UCLA, Dr. Hsu spent time studying and working in the fields of Pharmacy, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, and Optometry. As it turned out, Optometry was the specialty that really spoke to her.

Dr. Hsu graduated from Optometry school in 2002 and started Private Eyes Optometry in 2005, with the resolve to provide the best in eye care.

Outside the office, Dr. Hsu enjoys traveling and exploring new cultures and cuisines. Her favorite countries to visit are Japan, Spain, and Sweden. At home, Dr. Hsu is an avid tennis player, but she also enjoys pickleball, basketball, and kung fu.


  • Doctor of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Languages and Cultures, UCLA
  • TLG Certified (Glaucoma)
  • Paragon CRT Certified

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • California Optometric Association (COA)
  • Vision Source
  • Rio Hondo Optometric Association

Abigail Fernandez, O.D.

Private Eyes Optometry welcomes Dr. Abigail Fernandez, a graduate of Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum.  We are so happy to have her!