1st Year Faculty

SCCO Faculty for 1st Year Students : Meet Dr. Elaine Chen

A continuing series featuring facutly who teach first year SCCO students, meet Elaine Chen, OD, FAAO, FSLS, and hear her advice to incoming optometry students. Click on image below, which is a link to the video hosted on Vimeo.

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Elaine Chen, OD, FAAO, FSLS

bio photo from websiteDr. Chen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Accounting at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2016, she completed a postdoctoral residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at the Southern California College of Optometry. She joined SCCO in 2016 and serves as an assistant professor and full-time faculty member with clinical and laboratory teaching responsibilities in the Cornea and Contact Lens Service. Her clinical interests include keratoconus, scleral contact lens fitting, advanced contact lens fitting, and pediatric contact lens fittings. Her research interests include dry eye, contact lenses, and cornea. 

Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Society. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association.

Here is a video in a series that  where SCCO’s Drs. Elaine Chen and Katherine Zhang describe Scleral contact lenses for Keratoconus. They touch on tips for fitting, address common complications, and provide great insight for how to achieve the best vision possible for your patients using scleral lenses. 


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