Dr.Tim C. LiuO.D.
Utopia Optometry is owned and operated by Dr. Tim C. Liu in La Verne, California. Founded in February 2012, Utopia Optometry aims to provide the friendliest, most personal eye care service in the cities of La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora, Pomona, Claremont, Upland, Azusa, and Diamond Bar. Utopia Optometry strives to offer the most affordable, quality, fashion forward eyewear to our patients.
Growing up in Walnut, California, just 15 minutes south of La Verne, Dr. Liu’s dedication and passion for providing excellent eye care started when he first started wearing glasses in the 4th grade. He has an extremely high nearsightedness (-10.00) with astigmatism, and understands what it’s like not being able to see clearly. He was amazed at how well he was able to see with his first pair of glasses and contact lenses and vowed to help others to achieve the same benefits.
Dr. Liu started in the field of optometry immediately after high school as a dispensing optician and eyewear consultant at a local optometry office, where he learned the importance of customer service and patient satisfaction. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Liu then studied four years in Berkeley, California where he earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the reputable University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry.
After receiving his Doctorate in Optometry, Dr. Liu had the opportunity to practice with the most experienced LASIK surgeon on the west coast for three years, and expanded his knowledge and skills in optometry and ophthalmology extensively.
Dr. Liu is now a board certified optometrist who is therapeutically licensed to diagnose and treat eye diseases such as pink eye, conjunctivitis, eye allergies, eye pain, corneal abrasion, glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration, diabetes, and dry eye, in addition to prescribing eye glasses and fitting contact lenses. Dr. Liu also specializes in fitting hard-to-fit contact lenses for patients with astigmatism, presbyopia, and keratoconus.
In February of 2012, Dr. Liu acquired the La Verne office of Drs. Tatum and Trezza and founded Utopia Optometry. He spent 5 weeks to update the 14 year old office and gave it a complete make-over with the most up-to-date technology and eyewear in eye care. Dr. Liu believes quality eye care should include providing patients with a comfortable environment and the newest technology.
When he is not in the office, Dr. Liu enjoys activities such as going to the beach, kayaking, karaoke, and his new found hobby: swimming. Dr. Liu is also a basketball fanatic, and enjoys his Laker games especially during playoff seasons. Dr. Liu also goes to the gym three times a week and believes that a healthy diet with adequate exercising is essential to a healthy life and healthy eyes!
Dr. Una Ng O.D.
Dr. Una Ng (yuna ing) joined Utopia Optometry in March 2017.
Dr. Ng received her Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Ng went on to study optometry at Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) at Ketchum University.
During her time at SCCO, Dr. Ng received training at Camp Pendleton Hospital Eye Clinic, Indian Health Service Hospital in Lawton, OK, Veteran Affairs Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT and the University Eye Care Center at Ketchum Health. Dr. Ng's favorite clinical site was Camp Pendleton where she developed a special interest and skill in treating and managing red eyes, conjunctivitis and foreign bodies.
After receiving her Doctorate in Optometry, Dr. Ng has worked consistently in the San Gabriel Valley and Orange County area. From practicing in the San Gabriel Valley area, Dr. Ng developed her knowledge and skills in managing myopia (near nearsightedness) with night time ortho-keratologylenses. Dr. Ng enjoys working as an optometrist as it gives her the opportunity to provide quality eye care and foster patient relationships in a comfortable setting, much like Utopia Optometry.
Dr. Ng's personal interests include traveling, cooking, and working out to dance/pop and 90's music.