Dr. Mak was born in Vancouver, Canada and moved to Simi Valley with his family before his 9th birthday. It was in Simi Valley that he was prescribed his first pair of glasses likely because of his voracious appetite for books and video games. He always looked forward to his eye exams growing up. Dr. Mak pursued an undergraduate education at the beautiful University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a Biochemistry degree in 2011, graduating with Honors and Dean’s List distinction.
Dr. Mak completed his Doctor of Optometry degree from University of California Berkeley School of Optometry in 2017. He is skilled at glaucoma management and able to prescribe therapeutic pharmaceutical agents (TPA) to treat many ocular diseases. Dr. Mak’s training includes a rigorous apprenticeship program in large hospitals like VA Palo Alto and Kaiser Permanente Sacramento as well as in organizations such as Prevent Blindness Northern California. He especially loves helping children and young adults develop fantastic vision so they can achieve their dreams.
Like a good Canadian, Dr. Mak enjoys watching hockey and is learning to skate so he can one day play. On the weekends, he takes advantage of California’s glorious beaches and hiking destinations to catch a few rays. Dr. Mak also loves to invite his friends over for board game nights for some friendly competition.
Dr. Mak is a member of both the California Optometric Association (COA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA).