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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Lake Merritt Optometry a proud provider of vision care products and services in Oakland.


Dr. Serene Ngin


Dr. Elaine Wu

Dr. Elaine Wu was born in Los Angeles and received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley in 2019 and is a proud permanent resident of the East Bay. She received training at various clinics, including the Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Washington, as well as at Hayward Wellness Center. She is glaucoma certified and can treat a wide array of eye conditions, and sees patients of all ages. Dr. Wu is fluent in conducting exams in both Spanish and Mandarin.

When she is not seeing patients, she likes to cook food of all kinds, read, weightlift, and spend time with her husband and friends. She is also an active member of the Alameda Contra Costa County Optometric Association and is heavily involved in her church.


Ammiel Campos – Lead Optician
Jenny Laron – Lead patient care coordinator
Brian Cleveland – Optician
Anna Acosta – Optician
Xavier Daniels – Optician