Congratulations to these inspiring doctors!
2014 Young Optometrist of the Year: Dr. Kelly Kageyama, OD (pictured on the left)
2014 Optometrist of the Year: Dr. Elaine Chung, OD, FAAO (pictured on the right)
Presenting Dr. Kelly Kageyama, OD: "This doctor was a SCCO grad. Starting early, he was very active in his optometric career. This outstanding doctor played many important roles when he was a student. He was the class vice president, the National Student Liaison (for the AOSA and the Optometric Extension Program), and also the Optometric Extension Program National Student Coordinator.
After he graduated in May 2012, he joined SCCOS and continued to dedicate his time and energy in making his profession stronger and better. He was the chairman of InfantSEE and the current Co-Chairman for the Young O.D.’s group. In 2013, he was selected as the Trustee of Public Affairs overseeing MCT School Vision Screenings, InfantSEE, Society Project, Access Program and Save Your Vision Month.
Under his leadership, various service projects that reached out to the underserved community were completed, which improved people’s quality of life and vision.
He is in private practice with his father in Campbell with an emphasis of Neuro- and Developmental Optometry. He also has a second degree black belt in Japanese karate and is an avid Salsa and Latin Ballroom dancer.
I am honored to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Young OD of the Year is Dr. Kelly Kageyama."
-Jennifer Hsieh, O.D., F.A.A.O. (2013 Young Optometrist of the Year Recipient)
"I'm grateful and honored to receive the Young OD award from the Santa Clara County Optometric Society. I would like to thank my parents for all their support over the years, including my father who I continue to learn from everyday. Would like to thank all of those who I have worked with and who volunteered for the society to help make our profession better for all of us. Look forward to continuing to stay involved."
-Kelly Kageyama, O.D. - 2014 Young Optometrist of the Year Recipient
"I am honored to be the recipient of the Santa Clara County Optometric Society- Optometrist of the Year 2014. Thank you to all our past presidents, leaders and our wonderful Board of Trustees who make this award possible. I have learned a great deal through the past few years, and I look forward to continue serving our membership."
-Elaine Chung, O.D., F.A.A.O. - 2014 Optometrist of the Year Recipient