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Doctors & Staff

Meet the friendly and bilingual (English and Chinese-speaking) doctor and staff who make up the vision care team at Kenneth F. Jew, O.D., Inc.

Kenneth F. Jew, O.D.

Dr. Jew is proud to have grown up in San Francisco’s Chinatown and ultimately return to serve the local community.  After completing his K-12 studies locally (Jean Parker Elementary, Marina Middle School, and Lowell High School),  Dr. Jew obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and his Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) degree from the Southern California College of Optometry (a.k.a. SCCO; now a division of Marshall B. Ketchum University).

In addition to providing quality patient care, Dr. Jew had the honor of serving as President, Secretary, and Treasurer of his optometric class at SCCO.  Dr. Jew completed externships at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, the David Grant Medical Center (within Travis Air Force Base), and at the Wellish Vision Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Since returning to Northern California, Dr. Jew has provided optometric care to a diverse patient base in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Of note, Dr. Jew saw and managed thousands of pre and post-op refractive surgery (LASIK & PRK) patients during an extended time at ScottHyver Visioncare, Inc.   Dr. Jew has also had LASIK performed on his own eyes.   Nevertheless, laser refractive surgery is not appropriate nor safe for everyone to have.  Dr. Jew is more than happy to discuss the risks and benefits of LASIK/PRK surgery with you and help you decide if it addresses your personal and occupational visual needs and goals.

Along with his staff, Dr. Jew is fluent in English and Chinese and looks forward to helping you and your family and friends achieve and maintain clear vision and optimal ocular health.

Whether you are a working professional, stay at home parent, student, local resident, or even just in town for a brief stay, we look forward to seeing you!



A local resident well versed in the ins and outs of San Francisco Chinatown, Linda brings a friendly attitude and genuine desire to provide you with a pleasant experience at Kenneth F. Jew, O.D., Inc.  She may be greeting you on the phone and/or in-person upon your arrival for your appointment.  A long time glasses wearer herself, Linda may also assist you with finding the most appropriate frames and lenses for your new pair(s) of glasses.



With a bachelors degree in Biology and aspirations of a future career in optometry, Testin brings with him past experience assisting doctors in a community health clinic for the under-served.  You may find him helping you in the “front office” during your check in and registration, in the “back office” getting you prepared and started prior to meeting with Dr. Jew, and/or in our optical area helping you with frame selection.  Come to think of it, Linda (above) may do that as well!


Whomever you meet with at Kenneth F. Jew, O.D., Inc., rest assured that our collective goal is to provide you with quality customer service in vision care!  We value your feedback, so please contact Dr. Jew at if you have any questions or concerns or any rants and raves.