Our office is open by appointment only with all the safety protocols recommended by the CDC, AOA, and Sacramento County’s Public Health Office in place. You may schedule online, by phone, or in person. Please note that we require 24-hour advance notice for any rescheduling/cancellations, otherwise we charge a $40 no-show fee. Thank you!

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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!


Dr. Sandy Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen is one of two new associate doctors at our practice! She fits in just right at our practice, where she can give the utmost care and attention to our patients. She is fluent in Vietnamese and is in-network with many insurances. In her spare time she loves to cook and hang out with her family. Please let us know if you’d like to schedule with Dr. Nguyen!


Dr. Carol Lafradez

Dr. Lafradez is also a Sacramento native and brings a bright personality to the team! She chose to work with Dr. Vang at Vang Family Optometry because of the diverse population we serve. Dr. Lafradez speaks some Spanish to make our patients feel more comfortable in the exam room. She is here to answer any questions you may have at your next visit!


Marian, Office Manager

Our newest addition, Marian, is upbeat and always wearing fun, unique frames. She is very knowledgeable about all things optometry, as she has served in the industry for more than a decade. Marian is comfortable getting down to a personal level in order to understand what product is the best fit for your lifestyle. You’ll see her providing excellent customer service and ensuring everyone has been noticed and heard.

Liz, Optician

Liz is the first point of contact for most patients, enjoys greeting all who enter, and is very comfortable talking to patients about their upcoming visits.  Liz is a Sacramento transplant who came all the way from Los Angeles. She is currently furthering her education at Sac State and loves the more relaxed vibe of our city. Say hello – or hola – to Liz at your next appointment!

Kao, Front Desk

Kao is the first friendly face you’ll meet at Vang Family Optometry. She is usually the person to answer your initial questions over the phone or at check-in. She loves what she does and you’ll see it in her care for you. She’ll try her best to direct you to the right staff if she doesn’t know the answer, so don’t hesitate to speak to her. Kao has two lovely cats that are like kids to her, so don’t be surprised if she mentions them to ya!

Anthony, Lab Technician

You won’t see him very much but that’s simply because he is very busy making sure your orders are being processed efficiently. He makes sure everything runs smoothly once the order is in, and is the reason why you get your order on time! Anthony loves to stay fit and fish. Feel free to have a quick chat with him next time you stop by!



Schedule an appointment with Dr. Vang to give your vision the level of care and attention it deserves!





If you are interested in a position at Vang Family Optometry, please submit a cover letter and resume to office@vangoptometry.com, attention Marian. Thank you!