3239 Stevens Creek Blvd. San Jose, CA 95117 408. 502. 6188

Sandy L. Chen, M.D.

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Undergraduate: University of CA, Berkeley

Medical school: University of CA, Davis

Prelim: Cedars-Sinai Hospital-UCLA

Residency: Oregon Health Sciences and University


Food and Travel

On my first plane ride, I knew that I wanted to travel the world. It is exciting to see how different and yet how similar we are. You can see the different versions of a simple food like dumpling manifest as Calzone, Empanada in different parts of the world. I am lucky that I got the opportunity to travel to many exotic places, and there are still so many more places to see.

See my travel gallery here.

Second Language: Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin


Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Cataract Surgery with advance technology IOL

Eyelid-Cosmetic Surgery

Contact Lens Specialist

Myopia Control Specialist


While at University of CA, Berkeley for undergraduate, I fell in love with the bay area. I received my medical degree at University of California, Davis and did an internal medicine year at Cedars-Sinai Hospital-UCLA affiliated program.

Ophthalmology training at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health Sciences and University in Portland was a great experience. I got top-notch training in a dedicated eye center with renown program instructors and staff. The Northwest is a beautiful part of the country. The rain and snow took some getting used to, so I decided to move back to the bay area after training. After 10 years of working for a large medical group and in private practice, I decided to join venture with Dr. Lee and open up Alta Eye Care.

Medical care has many government/ insurance mandates, cost, and restrictions. I hope to help patients maneuver through these limits and offer the best medical care with a personal touch.

It has been gratifying to see my patients with almost no vision regaining 20/20 with surgery and treatment. For chronic eye diseases patients, it is about accompanying the patient, encouraging the patient, and sharing new advances in treatment.

I hope to be your advocate for eye health so we can all enjoy the world with clarity and vivid colors.