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About Carol Yu, OD

Carol Yu, OD, is an optometrist with a focus in specialty contact lenses, myopia (nearsightedness) control and ocular disease. She has experience working with a variety of contact lenses (including scleral lenses) and specializes in fitting them for aphakia (eye lens absence), keratoconus (cone-shaped corneas), post-surgical corneas, severe dry eyes and myopia control.

Dr. Yu helped establish the UC San Diego Myopia Control Clinic, which provides state-of-the-art treatment to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. She is a member of the Acute Eye Care Clinic, where she triages and cares for patients with emergency eye-related issues, such as flashes and floaters, sudden loss of vision and eye pain.

She completed her residency in primary care with an emphasis in cornea and contact lenses at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. During her residency, she received advanced training in fitting specialty contact lenses, managing dry eye and ocular diseases. Dr. Yu earned both her medical degree in optometry and her bachelor's degree in integrative biology from UC Berkeley. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Society.

She speaks Chinese and Spanish fluently.

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For more information, see Ophthalmology.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Residency

  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2018-10-23

Conditions and Treatments

  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Disease
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted