Meet Our Doctors

Scott Daly, O.D., F.A.A.O.

daly 2015Dr. Scott Daly is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. A second-generation optometrist, he has been serving the Santa Cruz community for over 30 years, having joined his father, Dr. John C. Daly, in practice in 1983. He has been very active in the community and within his profession. He is a past President of the Monterey Bay Optometric Society and the California Optometric Association. His many optometric leadership roles include chairing the Children’s Vision Task Force, to pursue his personal goal of expanded public awareness and education about the importance of thorough, professional eye exams for infants and children to ensure that every child has the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Scott has served on the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Association Board of Directors, and was a founding member and President of the Locally Owned Business Alliance, a group providing a united voice for local, independent business to address their concerns and encourage political engagement. Scott was appointed to the City of Santa Cruz Planning Commission in 2003 and was Commission Chair for 2010, working on the vision of the city through 2025.

Anna Gardner, O.D.

dr gardnerDr. Anna Gardner received her optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. She has completed clinical rotations at the Veterans Affairs Clinic in Monterey, CA, Kaiser Permanente in Roseville, CA and La Clinica de La Raza in Oakland, CA. In addition to her clinical training, Dr. Gardner has provided eye care to underprivileged communities in Mexico through Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. She is certified in the diagnosis, treatment and management of glaucoma, in addition to various ocular conditions. Dr. Gardner is a member of the Santa Clara Optometric Society, the California Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, cooking and a good cup of coffee.

Caroline Cherng, O.D.

dr cherngDr. Caroline Cherng is a true Cal Bear and attended U.C. Berkeley for both her optometry degree and undergraduate degree. During her clinical rotations, she trained at Veteran Affairs clinics in Miami and San Jose in addition to various community clinics in the Bay Area. She is certified in glaucoma diagnosis, treatment and management.

When she's not seeing patients, Dr. Cherng likes to run and hike outdoors, explore different cities, and try new recipes.

Helen Ahn, O.D.

dr AhnDr. Helen Ahn received her degrees in chemical biology and optometry at UC Berkeley. Her clinical training included primary eye care, binocular vision, ocular disease, and contact lens fittings. She loves working with kids and enjoys performing pediatric eye exams to check ocular health and screen for amblyopia. She is able to speak conversational Mandarin Chinese.

In her free time, Dr. Ahn loves to eat good food, make kombucha, and spend time with her friends, church, and family.

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    • Santa Cruz Optometric

      904 Cedar Street
      Santa Cruz, CA 95060
      (831) 426-1050


      Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
      Sat & Sun: Closed
    • Aptos Optometric

      3275 Aptos Rancho Road Ste. B
      Aptos, California, 95003
      (831) 685-1050


      Mon-Thur: 9:00am-5:00pm
      Fri - Sun: Closed
    • Spex

      124 Church Street
      Santa Cruz, CA 95060
      (831) 454-9999



      Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
      Sat: Closed
      Sun: Closed