Stephanie Tran, OD, MS received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. She then earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. While at UC Berkeley, she was awarded the VSP/AAOF Practice Excellence in Primary Care Scholarship as well as the Gas Permeable Lens Institute Award for Clinical Excellence upon graduation.
After graduation, she went on to gain an additional year of training by completing a residency in Cornea & Contact Lens with an emphasis in Ocular Disease at The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute. There, she specialized in fitting advanced scleral and specialty contact lenses to manage complex ocular conditions including keratoconus, corneal dystrophies, immune-related ocular surface disease and post-surgical corneas. Dr. Tran is excited to be back in Orange County to support the team of Coastal Vision surgeons with pre and post-operative care. She also serves as a part time faculty member at the Southern California College of Optometry and teaches optometry students in the Cornea and Contact Lens Clinic.
Dr. Tran brings a unique approach in her clinical practice from her research background in studying corneal biomechanics, wound healing, and collagen organization. She strives to deliver the best care for her patients and continues to collaborate in clinical research. Dr. Tran is a member of the California Optometric Association (COA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA). She is also pursuing her fellowships in the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and Scleral Lens Society (FSLS). Outside of clinic, she enjoys running, going on outdoor hiking adventures, playing golf and baking vegan treats.
2012 Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Irvine, CA
2015 Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Irvine, CA
2020 Doctor of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, Berkeley, CA
2021 Cornea, Contact Lens, and Ocular Disease Residency, Havener Eye institute, The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Columbus, OH
Byers Eye Institute, Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA
Meredith W. Morgan Eye Center, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
American Academy of Optometry
Scleral Lens Society
American Optometric Association
California Optometric Association
2020 Gas Permeable Contact Lens Clinical Excellence Award
2019 The Berkeley Optometry Class of 2011 Scholarship
2019 Bernhardt N. Thal, OD, VSP Excellence in Primary Care Scholarship Award
2019 Healthy Eyes Advantage Scholarship Recipient
2018 The George L. Schneider Memorial Scholarship Recipient
2018 VSP Go Grant Travel Award Recipient
2017 Dr. John R. and Norma M. Austin Scholarship Recipient
Mikula E, Winkler M, Juhasz T, Brown DJ, Shoa G, Tran S, Kenney MC, Jester JV. Axial mechanical and structural characterization of keratoconus corneas. Experimental Eye Research. 2018 Oct;175:14-19
Winkler M, Shoa G, Tran ST, Xie Y, Thomasy S, Raghunathan VK, Murphy C, Brown DJ, Jester JV. A Comparative Study of Vertebrate Corneal Structure: The Evolution of a Refractive Lens. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Apr;56(4):2764-72