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Meet Jennifer Chinn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Chinn.

Jennifer, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am a second-generation Optometrist. Growing up with my father being one helped me realize how much of an impact you can make on someone’s life as an Optometrist. I always knew I wanted to be in healthcare, and seeing how clear vision can improve your daily living helped motivate me to pursue a career in Eye Care. I attended undergrad at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration on Human Anatomy and then attended Optometry School at the University of Missouri St Louis. I graduated in 2015 and moved back to San Diego to join my father in our family-owned practice in North Park.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It definitely was a challenge going through four years of Optometry School. I had constant doubts whether I could succeed and graduate. Some of the conditions and diagnoses we learned about in school frightened me. It frightened me that I would be in control of someone’s life and how much of an impact I could make on someone’s life. Optometry School like most grad programs, was extremely challenging. I spent many nights studying and crying because of the amount of stress.

We’d love to hear more about your practice.
Our business is currently called Dr. Chinn’s Vision Care. We are primary eye care professionals that specialize in eye care for the modern-day. This includes specializing in digital eye strain, dry eye disease, and much more. My father, Dr. Chinn, has been providing eye care in San Diego for over 40 years now. He has had practices all over the county and patients still travel from far just to see him. We are most proud of being a true family-owned business and being able to provide the best eye care to our patients. We treat and care for everyone as if they are part of our family.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is defined by the solutions and education I am able to provide people. Being able to get the word out about eye care, health care, preventative care is something I take pride in and when I succeed in communicating it effectively, I feel successful. I’ve pursued a career where lifelong learning is important and being able to use that knowledge to provide people with the tools for lasting clear vision is also a success for me.

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