Dr. Stephanie Tran

Dr. Stephanie Tran

Dr. Stephanie Tran

Dr. Stephanie Tran

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Stephanie Tran, OD, MS received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering at University of California, Irvine. She then earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the prestigious 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 managing complex ocular conditions and advanced fitting of scleral and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Tran now serves as a part time faculty member at the Southern California
College of Optometry on the Cornea and Contact Lens Service.

When asked why she chose to pursue training in specialty contact lenses, Dr. Tran says, “What I love about my specialty is that I have the opportunity to improve my patients' quality of vision and in effect, their quality of life through fitting specialty contact lenses, something they would not achieve with regular glasses and contacts.”

Dr. Tran brings a unique approach in her practice from her research background and clinical training. She continues to collaborate in clinical research. She aims to deliver the highest level of care and treatment for her patients requiring medical necessary contact lenses for visual function. Dr. Tran is a member of the California Optometric Association (COA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA). She is currently pursuing her fellowships in the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and Scleral Lens Society (FSLS). In her free time she enjoys yoga, running, playing beach volleyball 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

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