Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Fremont Optometric Group a proud provider of vision care products and services in Fremont.
Dr. Deborah Chew
Dr. Deborah Chew was born in San Francisco and grew up in Oakland. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree, as well her Doctorate of Optometry, from U.C. Berkeley. After graduating with honors, she served as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University Of California School Of Optometry for 5 years before settling down and starting a family. She also worked for a prominent eye surgeon in the area where she provided the pre- and post operative care of cataract and refractive surgery patients and fitted specialized contact lenses for hard- to- fit eyes. Dr. Chew enjoys seeing all types of patients but specializes in contact lenses. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, and served on the board of directors for the Alameda-Contra Costa Optometric Society and the Bay Area Optometric Association for 7 years. Dr. Chew is married to Orson Leong, a dentist who also practices in the bay area, and has 2 sons. In her spare time Dr. Chew likes to travel, cook, play golf, and shop.
Dr. Brian Gin
Dr. Brian Gin grew up in Fremont, California and graduated from Mission San Jose High School in 1998. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego in 2002. In 2006, he received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Brian is the son of retired senior partner, Dr. Victor Gin, and has been practicing with Fremont Optometric Group since he graduated. Dr. Gin enjoys educating patients about myopia control options including CRT lenses, multifocal daily soft lenses and low-dose atropine therapy. He has also devised a tier based dry eye protocol to address the growing dry eye issues we face in this digital age. This includes home-based and in-office-based treatment options that Dr. Gin will be happy to share to help alleviate your dry eyes.
He currently lives in Fremont and is married to his optometry classmate, Dr. Sara Chiu. They have a labradoodle, Arlo, and two boys. He enjoys cycling, indoor climbing, BBQ’ing and PC gaming.
Dr. Clifford Leong
Dr. Clifford Leong was born and raised in the San Francisco Peninsula. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the University of California, San Diego and his Doctorate of Optometry from the State University of New York College of Optometry in New York City.
Upon graduation from optometry school, he completed a post-graduate research fellowship in Cornea and Contact Lenses at the State University of New York College of Optometry where he worked on publishing a paper on orthokeratology, instructed contact lens labs for optometry students and gave lectures on specialty contact lenses. He also worked for a prominent eye surgeon in New York where he provided pre and post operative care for refractive surgery patients and fitted specialized contact lenses for hard-to-fit eyes.
In his free time, Dr. Leong likes to cook, travel, play basketball, snowboard and cheer on the Giants, 49ers and Warriors.
Dr. Cindy Sakihara
Dr. Cindy Sakihara has been an associate Optometrist at Fremont Optometric Group since 1993. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry, now Marshall B. Ketchum University. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association. Along with Primary Care, Dr. Sakihara enjoys working with contact lens patients, and works with local Ophthalmologists to comanage refractive surgery, cataract, and glaucoma patients.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and helping at the local school, church, and sports programs her children are involved in.
Dr. Clarissa Sin
Dr. Clarissa Sin earned her undergraduate education from the University of California at Davis in Genetics and Economics. She went on to complete her doctorate at the State University of New York’s School of Optometry in 2009. Dr. Sin is licensed to treat many eye conditions including glaucoma, dry eyes, corneal reshaping, and surgery co-management. She enjoys working with patients of every age and has developed a fondness for pediatric eye care and vision therapy.
Dr. Tracy Salgado
Dr. Tracy Salgado was born in San Jose, but grew up in Tracy, CA. She completed her undergraduate studies in Integrative Biology at University of California, Berkeley and then received her Doctor of Optometry degree from UC Berkeley School of Optometry. During her clinical training, Dr. Salgado rotated through advanced contact lens clinic, geriatric care and school vision screenings. She loves to work with the pediatric population and is committed to providing comprehensive patient care. Dr. Salgado is currently an active member of the Santa Clara County Optometric Society and California Optometric Association. Prior to graduation, she worked at Fremont Optometric Group as an optometric intern/assistant and she is proud to return as an associate optometrist.
Outside of the office, she enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family, including her husband and Pomeranian-mix dog.
Dr. Linh Le
Dr. Linh Le is a Bay Area native who graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She then explored the diversity of SoCal while earning a master’s degree in biochemistry from USC. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from UC Berkeley where she still works as a clinical administrator and an Assistant Clinical Professor. She enjoys working with students and watching their growth as clinicians and future colleagues. She is a member of the American Academy of Optometry and looks forward to the Academy meeting every year to learn about updates in optometry, reconnect with old friends, and discover new cities. Dr. Le enjoys participating in runDisney events which allow her to run through Disney parks all over the world.
Dr. Alexander Leong
Dr. AJ Leong is a native of the East Bay Area, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis.
He experienced wonderful southern hospitality when he earned his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry, in the historic and soulful city of Memphis, Tennessee.
After graduation, he relocated even further from home to the tropical and vibrant metropolis of Miami, Florida. There he completed a residency with the Veterans Administration Hospital and had the privilege of working with ophthalmologists from the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
His residency focused on management of eye diseases such as double vision, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. His training also included rehabilitation for patients with
severe vision impairment and fitting specialty contact lenses for patients with corneal transplants.
Dr. AJ is very excited to return to his beloved Bay Area and establish a career in the very office he grew up with. Dr. AJ the older son of Dr. Debbie
Chew and cousins to Dr. Cliff Leong. Outside the office, he enjoys cooking, golfing, and scuba diving.