About Dr. Chu


Dr. Kenneth Chu was born in Oxnard, California January 2, 1965.  At the age of 5, he and his family moved to Camarillo, California where he, his mother, father, two sisters and brother grew up amongst the strawberry fields, long before there were any outlet malls.

Dr. Chu went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree from U.C.L.A. and his Optometric Doctor degree from the Illinois College of Optometry.  While at U.C.L.A. Dr. Chu founded the Pre-Optometric Society which gave students hoping for a career in optometry a place to go for information and help on choosing and applying to schools of optometry.  Dr. Chu also spent time as a research assistant at the Jules Stein Eye Institute and hospital assistant at the Marion Davies Children’s Clinic.  Dr. Chu was an E. Richard Tennant Scholar and published an article on “accommodative and vergence stress related to computer use” while at the Illinois College of Optometry.

Dr. Chu is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease, use of diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents and has co-managed many corneal refractive and cataract surgeries. Dr. Chu is a proud member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, and the South Bay Optometric Association.  He most recently attended the California Optometric Association’s House of Delegates Meeting as a delegate for the South Bay Optometric Association. Dr. Chu, his wife Grace and daughter Courtney reside in Gardena.