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our Practice

Located in Emeryville, California, Bay Bridge Optometry is an independent optometry practice dedicated to providing the best eye exams in the Bay Area. In addition to primary eye care, our family-focused optometry team provides diabetic eye exams and specializes in the diagnosis and management of eye conditions such as dry eye syndrome, keratoconus, and virtually all other eye issues. After your eye exam, you will be invited to our curated optical showroom, where our experienced opticians will help you find the perfect frame and prescription lenses to fit your unique lifestyle. Our goal is to help you look and feel your absolute best!


Our staff takes pride in delivering the highest quality of care in a warm and friendly environment.


Our office is now 98% digital! From our health history forms to patient communication to our eye equipment, we’ve streamlined our process so that we are efficient and on-time. This also allows for more 1:1 time in the exam room with our optometrists to ensure we address all of your eye care needs.


Browse our thoughtfully curated selection of independent and designer frames, including Tom Ford, Moscot, 141 Eyewear, SALT, Woow, and more.

Our leaders

Meet the leaders who are responsible for making the magic happen every time you visit our Bay Area office.



Since opening Bay Bridge Optometry in 2016, Dr. James T. Liu has worked with thousands of patients to improve their vision and ensure their eyes stay healthy and comfortable. Dr. Liu graduated from the prestigious Southern California College of Optometry in 2011 before relocating to Northern California. He began practicing family optometry in various settings including private practices and corporate optometry. This allowed him to develop the careful demeanor that his patients know and love. Dr. Liu enjoys the precision of a perfect glasses prescription and then working with each patient to determine the best glasses lens design for any lifestyle. He has been a full-time contact lens wearer for the past three decades so he knows a thing or two about fitting contacts - especially the more difficult prescriptions like high myopia, astigmatism, and keratoconus. Achieving perfect vision through glasses or contact lenses is only the beginning. According to Dr. Liu, the eye health portion of the examination is the most important part! Widely regarded as a very capable diagnostician, Dr. Liu takes pride in catching eye health issues that others may miss. But an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and Dr. Liu tirelessly promotes ANNUAL eye exams for all patients regardless of health status. When he’s not seeing patients, Dr. Liu spends his time with his wife and two young children whom he loves and adores. He also loves watching baseball, soccer, and college football. (Yes, the rumors are true, he’s a die-hard Los Angeles Dodgers fan!) Languages: English, Clinical Spanish

Meet Your Team

Together alongside our leadership, our team members go above and beyond to provide our patients with the eye care they need to keep them seeing clearly.


Associate Optometrist

Dr. Chu helps patients see the world in a new light. She enjoys educating patients about their eye health and helping them figure out the best options for their visual needs. When she's not in the office, Dr. Chu enjoys going on hikes throughout the Bay Area, baking up delicious desserts, and tending to her plant babies (she dreams of one day opening up her own little plant shop!). Languages: English, Clinical Spanish


Medical Scribe

Jerel is our loyal and dedicated medical scribe who is always silently working in the background and ready to address your contact lens needs. Jerel works with us all the way from the Philippines. Sometimes, you can even catch his sunrise on the iPad! (And yes, before you ask, he is a real person not just an iPad App.)


Administrative Manager

There’s pretty much nothing that Ches can’t do! In addition to coordinating and verifying patient insurance benefits, she is in charge of the small details in administrative work to make sure everything is all set preparatory to your visit. At any given moment, you will find Ches behind 3 monitors and 2 phone calls. You’ll also likely find her eating, singing or snuggling her adorable pup on the iPad.



Heather is our friendly and warm face that will greet you upon arrival. When not being a theater mom, she spends a good amount of time working on collaborative writing project about William Christian Bullitt, former Ambassador to France and to the U.S.S.R.


Admin Assistant

Marie is our amazing virtual administrative assistant all the way from the Philippines. From answering patient emails to processing insurance claims, she is integral in creating a seamless experience for our patients. As a native island girl, Marie admits to her love for eating durian. But don’t worry you can’t smell it on the iPad!



Whether it's a simple frame adjustment or a specialty lens order, meet our optician, Treat (nope, not a nickname!). If it happens in our optical department, it will have his stamp of approval. When he's not working hard to fit our patients with the perfect pair of glasses, he's jet-setting around the world. If you'd like to exchange tales of your own travels during your next visit to Bay Bridge Optometry, Treat is always happy to hear about your experiences.