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

The Advanced Center for Eyecare is currently accepting new patients. If you are in need of eye care services 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.

(661) 215-1006

Office Location & Hours

Advanced Center for Eyecare 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

With your donation, children can once again see their mothers and fathers, adults can see their children, and elderly individuals can regain their independence.

Our Mission: Quality Eye Care For All

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of Advanced Center for Eyecare, I want to personally thank you for your interest in our organization. The Advanced Center for Eyecare (ACE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit medical eye care clinic that provides high-quality medical and surgical eye care to uninsured and underinsured children, adults and seniors in Kern County. We provide low-cost vision services in the following areas:

The Advanced Center for Eyecare’s eye doctors, four five optometrists and two ophthalmologists, provide routine eye exams, eye disease management and testing, surgical care, and low vision evaluation to underserved individuals and families in our community. And through our in-house Optical Department, we are able to fill prescriptions for eyeglasses while offering a large selection of eyewear.

Our mission is to make high-quality eye care available to everybody, regardless of their ability to pay. To that end, in addition to accepting most private PPO insurance plans, we are proud to accept most public health plans such as Kern Family Healthcare, Medi-Cal, Medicare and Covered California. And for those without insurance, ACE offers an income-based sliding scale program and donation-supported grant program.

ACE 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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Ophthalmology & Optometry

The Advanced Center for Eyecare 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.

  • 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.

  • Optometrist Mark Cheung, OD

    Mark M. Cheung, O.D.

    Chief of Optometry

    Mark M. Cheung, O.D., Chief of Optometry, has been with the Advanced Center for Eyecare since August of 2012. Dr. Cheung completed a primary care residency at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Hospital, where he honed his skills in treating glaucoma, contact lens fittings, and post-surgical care.

  • Optometrist Kevin Wang, O.D.

    Kevin Wang, O.D.

    Optometrist

    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.

  • 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 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.

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 the Advanced Center for Eyecare 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

The Advanced Center for Eyecare is currently accepting new patients. If you are in need of eye care services 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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Testimonial

  • Kind and friendly staff … Very respectful … Explained every step and how the procedure is going to happened. Took my 6 year old daughter and she was scared and nervous because it was her first time at an eye doctor and Ramiro calmed her down and was patient with her to do all the test and took her fear away just by being kind and courteous so thank you Ramiro. All rooms are very clean. Everytime they used their machines to do test they sterilized it well in front of us.

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    Elizabeth Z.
  • I hadn’t had my eyes checked in a while, so I made an appointment with ACE. They were able to see me within a week, which was amazing ‘cause many other eye doctors in town have a 3-4 week wait for new patients. Their office is super clean and their staff was all very friendly and helpful. I think I barely waited 15 minutes before they brought me in to see the doctor. Dr. Cheung was fantastic and it only took him a few minutes to figure out that I have a slight astigmatism in one eye. He wrote me a prescription for glasses and I was able to fill right there at ACE where they have a pretty decent selection of affordable frames. I was so happy with the experience that I made appointments for my kids, since they haven’t seen an actual eye doctor ever… better safe than sorry!

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    Alex Z.
  • I brought in my at the time 6 Month old son for his first eye exam. Due to him being born premature his pediatrician suggested he should get a eye exam. Dr. Ng was wonderful! She made sure her focus was on my son at all times. And to get him to sit still they had his favorite movie playing for him which so happens to be the Bee movie. Thank you Cynthia for playing his favorite movie. Overall my sons first experience was great! I would recommend anyone and everyone to schedule their eye exams at ACE!

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    J M.
  • After calling 6 different offices to be told there is a 6 month wait I called A.C.E and they were able to get my son in within a week because he had broken his glasses and he couldn’t go that long without them. All the girls in the office were exceptionally nice and the Dr was amazing! We only waited maybe 15 minutes before getting called back.

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    Brooke S.

FAQ

Does ACE accept insurance?

Yes, the Advanced Center for Eyecare accepts the following types of insurance:

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

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.

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.