Doctor & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and staff who make Vang Family Optometry a proud provider of vision care products and services in Sacramento.
Paula Vang, O.D.
Dr. Vang is a native of Sacramento. She received her B.S. from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and her Optometry degree in 2014 from the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, CA. During her studies, Dr. Vang served on a medical mission to El Salvador providing eye exams and glasses to those in need. Following her graduation, Dr. Vang spent a few years caring for patients in Walnut Creek, Fairfield, and other regions of California. She is a member of the California Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. Thousands of patients have entrusted their eye care to Dr. Vang!
Vang Family Optometry is a dream fulfilled for Dr. Vang. She grew up in Sacramento and is glad to be back. She is eager to give back to the minority communities through her work and truly appreciates serving all people in the greater Sacramento area. Dr. Vang enjoys spending her free time making memories with her husband and two boys. Ask about their dog Coco, too, the next time you visit the office!
Gaolee, Office Manager
Before joining Vang Family Optometry, Gao completed her B.A. at UC Irvine and spent several years working in the non-profit sector. Her most recent position prior to VFO included database management, meeting lots of donors, and training volunteers. Her experiences in non-profit prepared her to wear many different hats – at VFO, she enjoys developing & nurturing office-to-patient relationships and handling administrative duties that allow the back-end work to be seamless. Gao is prepared to answer any and all of your questions relating to orders, insurance, and/or the best sushi spots in the area. Gao is enthusiastic about day trips with her husband, singing at church, and – the most obvious – trying out new restaurants!
Shawn, Lab Technician
Shawn is our newest member at Vang Family Optometry! Currently, Shawn assists with all in-house orders to be made as well as any phone inquiries for the office. Shawn just graduated from CSU Sacramento with a bachelor’s in Food and Nutrition Science. He has worked in various clinical settings and assisted many guests in all of his past experiences. Shawn was an officer at Hmong Health Alliance for 3 years and is very proud of his Hmong heritage. For fun, our lab technician spends his time fishing, playing volleyball, hiking, and traveling. Say hello to Shawn at your next visit!