enes 661-215-1006 Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:30 1721 Westwind Drive, Suite B
enes 661-215-1006 Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:30 1721 Westwind Drive, Suite B
Appointment

ACE is currently accepting new patients. If you are in need of eye care services in Bakersfield, such as a routine eye exam, eye disease management for glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy, or in need of cataract or eyelid surgery, please make an appointment.

You can CALL or TEXT us during regular business hours:

(661) 215-1006

Office Location & Hours

ACE is located off of Truxtun Avenue just west of Oak Street behind Jim Burke Ford on Westwind Drive. Our address is 1721 Westwind Drive, Suite B., Bakersfield California, 93301. The entrance is located on the west side (back) of the building.

Mon - Fri8:30am - 5:30pm
Make A Donation

As a 501(c)(3), the Advanced Center for Eyecare relies on the generosity of our community in order to provide sight-restoring eye care to those in Bakersfield and all of Kern County. Your donations help children see their mothers and fathers clearly once again, gives adults back their ability to work to support their families, and supports elderly individuals in regaining their independence.

"approximately 42% of Kern County’s population, or roughly 2 in 5 people, do not have access to quality eye care services."

Our Mission: High-Quality Eye Care For All

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of ACE, I want to personally thank you for your interest in our organization. Our mission is to provide high-quality eye care services to the underserved and uninsured population of Kern County. ACE provides medical and surgical eye care for children, adults, and seniors in Bakersfield in the following disciplines:

ACE’s Bakersfield eye doctors, three ophthalmologists and four optometrists provide routine eye exams, diabetic eye exams, eye disease management and testing, contact lens assessments, surgical eye care, and low vision evaluations. And through our in-house Optical Department, which features a large selection of stylish metal and plastic frames, we are able to fill prescriptions for eyeglasses.

Our mission is to make high-quality eye care available to everybody in Kern County, regardless of their ability to pay. To that end, ACE is proud to accept most public health plans such as Kern Family Healthcare, HealthNet, Straight Medi-Cal, Medicare, Medi/Medi, and Covered California. ACE also accepts several vision insurance plans, including VSP, MES, and Envolve, as well as most private medical PPO insurance plans. And for those without insurance, ACE offers an income-based sliding scale program and donation-supported grant program.

The Advanced Center for Eyecare is the only specialized eye care non-profit organization in Kern County and with the support of our community, we are committed to reducing the number of people who are living in darkness. Thank you again for your interest in ACE, and we hope to count you as a patient or supporter.

Sincerely,

Justin Cave, MPA

Chief Executive Officer

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Routine Eye Exams

Routine eye exams check for ocular health and determine whether corrective lenses are needed.

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Eye Disease Management

Glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and hypertension can all cause severe vision loss if left untreated.

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Diabetic Eye Exams

Diabetic eye exams look for signs of diabetic retinopathy and other diabetes related eye problems.

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Optical Department

The ACE Optical Department offers a large variety of plastic and metal modern frames and lenses.

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Eye Surgery

Eye surgeries performed include cataract, pterygium and eyelid lesion removal, and ptosis repair.

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Low Vision Evaluations

A low vision evaluation assesses a patient’s visual functional needs, capabilities and limitations.

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Bakersfield Ophthalmology & Optometry

ACE prides itself in being able to provide most eye care related services without the need for referrals or third-party providers. Our board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists make use of the latest and most advanced technology to provide the best care possible to our patients, right here in Bakersfield.

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Lives Changed in 2017

With the generous support of our donors, Advanced Center for Eyecare continues to have an enormous impact on the lives of uninsured, underinsured and underserved children, adults and seniors in Kern County.

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Who takes care of our patients?

Meet our Ophthalmologists & Optometrists

  • Daniel Chang, M.D.

    Daniel H. Chang, M.D.

    Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, Corneal Specialist

    Dr. Chang received his medical and ophthalmology training from two of the most prestigious programs in the Southeast: Duke University, where he performed groundbreaking laser vision correction research; and Emory University, where he earned the title of Chief Resident in Ophthalmology.

  • Krystal Vanichsarn, O.D.

    Krystal Vanichsarn, O.D.

    Optometrist

    Krystal Vanichsarn, O.D. is a California-native who pursued her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).  She discovered her passion for eye care after coordinating a vision service trip to provide glasses for over 400 orphans in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Optometrist Jolly Mamauag-Camat

    Jolly Mamauag-Camat, O.D.

    Optometrist

    Jolly Mamauag-Camat was born and raised in Delano, California. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she developed a great enthusiasm for medicine, prompting her to pursue a Doctorate in Optometry at Western University of Health Sciences.

  • Optometrist Virginie Dang

    Virginie Dang, O.D.

    Optometrist

    Virginie F. Dang, O.D. is a graduate of Southern California College of Optometry. She has always been enthusiastic about working with individuals of all ages, especially with children. In addition, she is passionate about working with the doctors at ACE to diagnose, manage and treat ocular disease.

  • Optometrist Kevin Wang, O.D.

    Kevin Wang, O.D.

    Chief of Clinic Operations

    Dr. Kevin Wang grew up in Torrance, California. He graduated from University of California San Diego, with a major in biochemistry. Dr. Wang’s passion for helping people led him to pursue a Doctorate of Optometry at the University of California Berkley.

  • Ophthalmologist Andrew A. Kao, M.D.

    Andrew A. Kao, M.D.

    Ophthalmologist

    Dr. Andrew Kao received his medical degree from UC San Francisco, after which he completed a fellowship in ocular pathology at the top eye hospital in the country, the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Kao completed his residency at the longest running eye hospital in the US, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan, New York.

School-Based Vision Centers

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), 25% of school-aged children have some type of vision problem. With 80% of what children learn in school being presented visually, kids with uncorrected vision problems can quickly find themselves falling behind academically. This is why ACE has partnered with OneSight to offer free comprehensive eye exams and glasses at the School-Based Wellness Centers of the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD). By making high-quality eye care accessible and affordable to the roughly 30,000 students of the BCSD, ACE hopes to give local kids with vision problems a chance to be on even footing with their classmates.

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Request an appointment

ACE is currently accepting new patients. If you are in need of eye care services in Bakersfield, such as a routine eye exam, eye disease management for glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy, or in need of cataract or eyelid surgery, please request an appointment below.

(661) 215-1006 [email protected]

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  • This place looks amazing. The staff is very friendly. They are very well organized. They accept KFHC. I didn't have... read more

    Ms Cabrera Avatar Ms Cabrera
    6/06/2018

    Best place for eye exams and glasses by far the best. Professionals who kmow what they are doing and good... read more

    Brenda Huckins Avatar Brenda Huckins
    5/18/2018

    It's worth the wait to come here all the staff is very friendly very helpful truly caring from their heart... read more

    EFRIM DEGEN Avatar EFRIM DEGEN
    4/25/2018

    I love the way the doctors here take care of my eyes. My whole family goes here and a lot... read more

    Becky Welker Avatar Becky Welker
    4/18/2018
  • This office is organized, beyond organized! Very efficiently run, along with personable staff. Staff explained everything, every step of... read more

    Christina Gil Avatar Christina Gil
    3/03/2018

    Every experience has been great & love how flexible they are with their scheduling! Recommend this eye doctor to a... read more

    Yessica Romero Avatar Yessica Romero
    2/03/2018

    It's clean friendly caring people..I like Dr Kevin he was very good And complete with my eye exam Michael... read more

    Cynita langston Avatar Cynita langston
    1/24/2018

    No tuve que esperar mucho y muy amable el servicio

    Maria D Chavez Avatar Maria D Chavez
    1/22/2018
  • Friendly staff and clean and spacious environment.

    Guadalupe Avatar Guadalupe
    1/17/2018

    First time there great staff great doctors everything was Just great

    Mayra Lucero Avatar Mayra Lucero
    1/16/2018

    I had a very nice experience with ACE EYE CARE. They were fast and very helpful.

    David Dotson Avatar David Dotson
    1/15/2018

    First time there. Everyone was nice and helpful. Was a bit of a wait, but the service was worth it.

    Karaya Gage Avatar Karaya Gage
    1/14/2018
  • Very friendly staff. Waited a little long in waiting room but was quick once I got called back.

    Chris Kliewer Avatar Chris Kliewer
    1/06/2018

    Very clean and nice office. Fast service and the Dr took his time to make sure all of my questions... read more

    Camrin Gomez Avatar Camrin Gomez
    12/31/2017

    The office is so clean and nice. The service was fast and they treated me so nice. The Dr took... read more

    Camrin Frymire Avatar Camrin Frymire
    12/31/2017

    I just had cataract surgery by ACE. I was very impressed with your facility. With all the people served (and... read more

    Jane Kamplain Avatar Jane Kamplain
    12/31/2017
  • Friendly service and great staff

    I see them in two years

    Jason Alan Orton Avatar Jason Alan Orton
    12/30/2017

    I was helped by friendly staff my exsperience

    Their was really fast the doctors were professional I did receive glasses... read more

    Charles Taylor Avatar Charles Taylor
    12/30/2017

    I had the best experience at advanced eye. They took the time to answer all my questions. If they didn’t... read more

    Angie Ekdahl Blagg Avatar Angie Ekdahl Blagg
    12/30/2017

    It was a great experience everyone was extremely kind and very helpful! Thank You Ace eyecare!

    Esther Perez Avatar Esther Perez
    12/28/2017
  • Very welcoming and attentive staff. I especially appreciated the snacks offered to the children in the waiting room. ... read more

    Dezi Von Avatar Dezi Von
    12/21/2017

    I was very happy with the service and quality at ACE.

    Stephanie Padgett Avatar Stephanie Padgett
    12/20/2017

    I had a great experience there and all the staff was great with my daughter. I would highly recommend.

    Francisca Romero Avatar Francisca Romero
    12/20/2017

    Fast friendly service that I can trust for my children's eye's and eyewear needs. Staff truly cares about you.

    J Joseph Reynolds III Avatar J Joseph Reynolds III
    12/20/2017
  • Professional friendly staff, good inventory of glasses an products,. Have told my friends about the best place to go for... read more

    Daria Starr Avatar Daria Starr
    12/20/2017

    The staff and doctors are friendly, professional and very helpful.

    Priscilla Beckett Avatar Priscilla Beckett
    12/07/2017

    THEY WERE VERY WELL TRAINED IN HOW TO CHECK YOUR EYES & EXPLAINED WHAT THEY WERE DOING TO YOU..

    Florencio Vela Jr DeLeon Avatar Florencio Vela Jr DeLeon
    11/30/2017

    Staff and doctors was very nice place was clean only problem I had was I waited two hours but it... read more

    Kelly Rowland Gray Avatar Kelly Rowland Gray
    11/07/2017
  • Exselentes doctores y emfermeras muy amables todos y lo mejor de todo es que atienden rapido

    Yadira Garcia Avatar Yadira Garcia
    10/21/2017

    I hadn’t had my eyes checked in a while, so I made an appointment with ACE. They were able to... read more

    Alexander Zahn Avatar Alexander Zahn
    9/28/2017

    They were good. Got in earlier than my appointment. Clean. Friendly staff

    Ann Rogers Avatar Ann Rogers
    9/25/2017

    EXTREMELY efficient Dr. & Staff! Friendly & thorough. Office/exam rooms/waiting rooms/bathrooms, are very clean!

    Kenya Richardson Avatar Kenya Richardson
    9/08/2017
  • Kind and friendly staff ... Very respectful ... Explained every step and how the procedure is going to happened. Took... read more

    Martha Elizabeth Zuniga Avatar Martha Elizabeth Zuniga
    8/09/2017

    Very satisfied! All 3 kids have had exams done and my husband too. I'm next. Very good Dr's. Not a... read more

    Miranda Glasco Avatar Miranda Glasco
    8/08/2017

    Very caring and helpful doctors and staff! At first I wasn't sure what to expect from a non-profit eye care... read more

    Alexander Zahn Avatar Alexander Zahn
    7/07/2017

    This Place is the Best !!! Its quick.. The staffs are very nice. Professional doctors. They have different nice in... read more

    Vanessa love Avatar Vanessa love
    5/04/2017
  • I enjoyed my visit at ACE. Great eyewear selections and a quality, professional atmosphere.

    Nato Villa Avatar Nato Villa
    3/16/2017

    I love it

    Asheley Hernandez Avatar Asheley Hernandez
    10/14/2015

    Awesome place. People are super nice and caring

    Jennifer Monge Avatar Jennifer Monge
    6/16/2015

    This Place is the Best !!! Its quick.. The staffs are very nice. Professional doctors. They have different nice in... read more

    Vanessa love Avatar Vanessa love
    5/04/2017

FAQ

Does ACE accept insurance?

Yes, ACE accepts the following types of insurance:

• Kern Family Health Care
• Straight Medi-Cal
• Medicare (No HMO Attached)
• Medicare/Medi-Cal (Medi-Medi)
• HealthNet
• Anthem Blue Cross (No Pathway Services or Covered California)
• Blue Shield PPO
• Covered California (Blue Shield)
• Cigna PPO
• United Health Care PPO
• Aetna PPO
• Vision Service Plan (VSP) – Signature, Advantage, Choice, Medi-Cal
• Envolve
• MES
• MetLife
• EyeMed

Can ACE help me even if I don't have insurance?

Yes, ACE’s mission is to make eye care affordable and accessible to all. If you do not have insurance, we offer an income-based sliding scale program to help you pay for the care you need. ACE also offers need-based grants that our patients can apply for.

What other forms of payment does ACE accept?

ACE accepts Cash, Personal Checks, Care Credit and most major Credit and Debit Cards.
Please note that we are currently NOT able to accept money orders, cashier’s checks and certain HSA/FSA cards.

Do I need a physician referral to see an ACE eye doctor?

No, patients do not need a physician referral to see one of ACE’s eye doctors. You can simply call us and make an appointment anytime.

Can ACE fill my prescription for eyeglasses from another optometrist?

Yes, even if you are not one of our patients, our optical department is always happy to show you our large selection of frames and fill your prescription.