Dr. Shelly Fukunaga joined our practice in 2013. She brings with her a impressive resume of patient care and is known for her caring chairside manner.
Dr. Fukunaga has over 20 years of experience with all phases of eye care including an extensive background in LASIK and contact lenses. She is a graduate of UCLA with a bachelor degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and received her Doctor of Optometry from UC Berkeley. While in optometry school she was honored with the prestigious Optometric Thesis Award in her senior year. Her research, “Soft lens extended wear affects epithelial barrier function” was published in the Ophthalmology journal.
Dr. Shelly Fukunaga is from the South Bay and is excited to be practicing just a few miles from where she grew up. Dr. Paul Hirano says of her, “I am so happy that we were able to have Shelly to work with us. I have known her since her days at UCLA and had always hoped that we would be able to work together someday. With her incredible knowledge of eye care and her compassionate and caring manner, she is the perfect fit. The timing worked out perfectly and we feel lucky that she has joined us.”
Dr. Fukunaga is a family practice optometrist and will be seeing all types of patients. She knows all aspects of optometry and looks forward to helping patients in our practice. To top it all off, she has worked with one of the foremost LASIK and cataract experts in the United States and brings that expertise with her.