ABOUT THE DOCTORS
Gary Lai, O.D. is a San Francisco native.  After receiving his undergraduate degree with a B.A in
Physiology from University of California Berkeley, he continued on and received his doctorate from the
School of Optometry at U.C. Berkeley.  With more than 20 years of experience, he has worked at
University of California San Francisco, the Veterans Affairs Hospitals in Sacramento and Oakland,
doctor in a busy San Mateo group practice for 5 years.  Dr. Lai is a member of the California and
American Optometric Associations.  He enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding and skiing.  He loves
the mountains and photographing them, summitting many peaks in the Sierras and Colorado.
Sharon Ho, O.D., F.A.A.O., also attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate, with a B.A. in Molecular
Cell Biology.  After receiving her doctorate from Southern California College of Optometry, Dr. Ho
spent an extra year of residency concentrating  in Cornea and Contact Lenses at the prestigious
Jules Stein Eye Institute at University of California Los Angeles.  She then went on to earn her
distinction in becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (F.A.A.O).  Dr. Ho has
practiced in various specialty pediatric ophthalmology offices.  Her passion is contact lenses of all
types.  On her spare time, she enjoys cooking and travelling.  Her daughter, Dana and son, Nick are
the love of her life.
ABOUT THE EYEWORKS TEAM
Opticians
Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel was born and raised in the Bay Area and has been an optician for five years. He graduated
from San Jose State University as a technical writer and uses his skillset to help patients have a
better understanding of their optimal choice for eyewear. He wants to make sure patients feel
confident about their choices. He is very patient and will give you his honest opinion. On his free
time, he enjoys writing fiction and is currently trying to master the BBQ grill.
Quyen Nguyen - Front Office Manager
Quyen has been an optician for 15 years now. She strives to give patients excellent service and
always look for ways to go the extra mile. Her happiness primarily comes from making people
around her happy, not just her friends and family but new acquaintances as well.  Her easy-going
mannerism with her warm personality is enjoyed by the patients she helps. She enjoys dining out,
travelling, singing and speaks fluent Vietnamese.
Susanna Jung has been working in the optical field for over 15 years.  She always strives to provide
excellent customer service and enjoys helping others in and out of the office.  She enjoys traveling
with her husband, shopping and spending time with friends and family.  She is also an avid
Warriors and Giants fan!
Brittani Foreé
Brittani was raised in a small town in northern California.  After moving to the Bay Area shortly after
high school, she has always been in customer service industry.  With her bubbly personality and
attention to detail, she is a great asset to Eyeworks.  In her free time,she loves to solve puzzles and
play video games. She has a passion for animals, and especially enjoys playing  with her bulldog
Deja Vu.
Elysia Ison, O.D., grew up in the south bay and graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Molecular
Environmental Biology with an emphasis in Human Health in 2013. Between her undergraduate and
graduate degrees, she worked as an optometric technician in a private practice and an administrative
assistant at the Berkeley Food and Housing Project. She returned to UC Berkeley to complete her
Doctorate of Optometry with Honors in Research in 2018 and served as co-class president for two
years. After completing a primary care/ocular disease residency at Northern Navajo Medical Center in
New Mexico, she returned to the Bay Area. She enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, camping, and
kayaking.
Joshua Williams
Mr. Joshua Williams hails from Dallas, TX where he started his career as an optician in 2001. He
relocated to the Bay Area in 2003 where, in addition to working as an optician, began playing
percussion with Umoja Jazz Ensemble and Lyric Dance and Vocal Ensemble. A DJ/Turntablist,
Joshua is the founder of Solar One Studio, producing music for hip-hop artists, dance groups, and
DJs across the country.  Joshua is proud to bring his 18 year optician experience to Eyeworks of San
Mateo. At home, he enjoys taking photographs and spending time with his wife and two daughters.