TRACY T. PARK
As a second generation optometrist, Dr. Park was blessed to have received her very first optometric lessons from her father and older brother – the seeds were planted at a very young age. And sure enough, as she continued to received the kind of unique mentorship that only family could provide, that early interest and curiosity kept growing into the focused passion it is today. Dr . Park has learned invaluable lessons from them, not only pertaining to quality care, but also the role of a family practice within its local community. Her father’s first rule, “treat every patient like your own family,” still resonates in every one of her decisions and actions.
Another unique aspect of Dr. Park’s background is that between her undergraduate and graduate studies, she served as a special education teacher for Hawaii’s public school system. She worked primarily with children challenged by learning disabilities and autism, but in some cases, visual-related learning problems as well. This experience reinforced her already strong opinions about the crucial role optometry plays within a community. A goal of Dr. Park’s is to develop an outreach program with Garden Grove schools, leveraging both her past and current backgrounds, to educate teachers on the identification of, and treatment options for, vision-related reading problems in the classroom.
Dr. Park honed her technical abilities through clinical rotations in Los Angeles, Lemoore, and Guam - diverse sites intentionally requested, out of her desire to see the widest array of patients possible. Whether assisting children or the elderly, civilians or recent military veterans, Dr. Park gained priceless real world exposure, which she hopes to contribute to this practice. It is her hope that these skills acquired from her prior experiences will enable her to best serve the Garden Grove community and its many generations of families.
B.S. in Sociology (Minor in Chemistry), University of Washington
Dual licensure in Regular and Special Education, Chaminade University
Doctorate of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry
Licensed for the Treatment and Management of Glaucoma and Other Ocular Diseases
Licensed by the Drug Enforcement Agency
Member of American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, and Garden Grove Lion Club