Dr. Isabell Choi graduated with her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry, in 2006 after receiving her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. Her training includes rotations at the Tohatchi Health Center/Gallup Indian Medical Center in New Mexico, Veterans Administration Clinic in Las Vegas, and the San Diego Center for Vision Care. Dr. Choi has worked in private practice since 2006. She has been adjunct clinical faculty for Western University of Health Sciences and the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Choi has experience at Harvard Eye Associates, as she was the Clinical Director for TLC Laser Eye Centers at Harvard Eye Associates and specialized in refractive surgeries such as LASIK, PRK, ICL, and the KAMRA inlay.
Dr. Choi is a member of the California Optometric Association and the Orange County Optometric Society . She has served as President on the board of the Orange County Optometric Society for two terms and was awarded Young Optometrist of the Year by the California Optometric Association in 2014. She also served as the Chair of the California Optometric Association Membership Committee. She is lacrimal dilation and irrigation and glaucoma certified.
Dr. Choi lives in Orange County with her husband Patrick, son Philip, and daughter Evelyn. She enjoys spending time with her family, skiing/snowboarding, and traveling. She also loves fitness and is a health and fitness coach and is certified to teach “Insanity”. She is trilingual, speaking English, Korean and clinical Spanish.
“I treat my patients as if they were my family. I believe in not only treating the eyes but the whole person. Vision is a means to increasing the quality of life and that is my focus during my patient care. I look forward to changing lives every day!”