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.
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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.
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.
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.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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No tuve que esperar mucho y muy amable el servicio
Friendly staff and clean and spacious environment.
First time there great staff great doctors everything was Just great
I had a very nice experience with ACE EYE CARE. They were fast and very helpful.
First time there. Everyone was nice and helpful. Was a bit of a wait, but the service was worth it.
Very friendly staff. Waited a little long in waiting room but was quick once I got called back.
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Friendly service and great staffI see them in two years
I was helped by friendly staff my exsperience Their was really fast the doctors were professional I did receive glasses... read more
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It was a great experience everyone was extremely kind and very helpful! Thank You Ace eyecare!
Very welcoming and attentive staff. I especially appreciated the snacks offered to the children in the waiting room. ... read more
I was very happy with the service and quality at ACE.
I had a great experience there and all the staff was great with my daughter. I would highly recommend.
Fast friendly service that I can trust for my children's eye's and eyewear needs. Staff truly cares about you.
Professional friendly staff, good inventory of glasses an products,. Have told my friends about the best place to go for... read more
The staff and doctors are friendly, professional and very helpful.
THEY WERE VERY WELL TRAINED IN HOW TO CHECK YOUR EYES & EXPLAINED WHAT THEY WERE DOING TO YOU..
Staff and doctors was very nice place was clean only problem I had was I waited two hours but it... read more
Exselentes doctores y emfermeras muy amables todos y lo mejor de todo es que atienden rapido
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They were good. Got in earlier than my appointment. Clean. Friendly staff
EXTREMELY efficient Dr. & Staff! Friendly & thorough. Office/exam rooms/waiting rooms/bathrooms, are very clean!
Kind and friendly staff ... Very respectful ... Explained every step and how the procedure is going to happened. Took... read more
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I enjoyed my visit at ACE. Great eyewear selections and a quality, professional atmosphere.
I love it
Awesome place. People are super nice and caring
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