Meet the Optometrists

  • Garley Leon, O.D., F.A.A.O.

    Dr. Garley Leon is a native San Franciscan. She attended Lowell High School and the University of San Francisco where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. She moved to Oregon to earn her Doctorate in Optometry degree at Pacific University College of Optometry and further her studies by completing a residency at the Northport Veterans Affair Hospital through the State University of New York College of Optometry. Her focus during her residency was specializing in neuro-rehabilitative optometry following traumatic brain injuries, ocular disease, and low vision. Dr. Leon was an Assistant Clinical Professor for the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry for several years before she established Lunettes Optometric. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

    Dr. Leon resides in San Francisco with her husband and their three sons. Her free time is spent tutoring her boys and giving them well-rounded life experiences.

  • Joy Lam, O.D.

    Dr. Joy Lam was born and raised in Houston, Texas and attended The University of Texas at Austin where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a minor in Biology. During this time she worked closely with a group of optometrist and discovered her love for optometry and passion for helping patients. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Optometry at the University of Houston College of Optometry where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. During her optometric education, she completed rotations at the U.S. Naval Medical Clinic in Quantico, Virginia and the BridgeBuilder Eye Clinic in Dallas, Texas. She was also a member of Beta Kappa Sigma, an International Optometric Honor Society.

    In addition to prescribing glasses and contacts lenses, Dr. Lam specializes in the management and treatment of diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration and the co-management of cataracts and LASIK. Dr. Lam also has a special interest in the treatment of ocular injuries, eye infections, dry eye syndrome, computer vision syndrome, multifocal contact lenses and corneal refractive therapy for myopia control (CRT).

    In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, yoga, boot camp classes and traveling. After undergoing refractive surgery a few years ago she is now looking forward to more water activities and becoming scuba certified in the near future!

  • Karen Molina, O.D., F.A.A.O.

    Dr. Karen Molina is originally from San Diego, CA. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology from University of California, Berkeley. She taught figure skating for a few years before completing her Doctorate of Optometry at State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry. During optometry school, she completed ocular disease rotations at Aran Eye Associates in Florida and Brooklyn Eye Center in New York, and a specialty contact lens rotation at SUNY. She also went on medical mission trips to provide eye care to under-served populations in Nicaragua and Mexico. After graduation, she returned to her alma mater and completed a Primary Care and Contact Lens residency at University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. Dr. Molina is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

    Dr. Molina's passion lies in managing anterior segment conditions (eye infections, dry eye, keratoconus, corneal disease), fitting specialty contact lenses (gas permeable lenses, scleral lenses, prosthetic soft contact lenses), and managing near-sightedness or myopia control (ortho-k, multi-focal soft contact lenses, atropine). In addition to working at Lunettes Optometric, she also works part-time as an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry teaching in their Myopia Control and Primary Care clinics. 

    When Dr. Molina is not in clinic, she enjoys cooking/baking, yoga, traveling, going to art museums, drawing, eating at new restaurants, and exploring San Francisco.

  • Ashley Katsikos, O.D., F.A.A.O.

    Dr. Ashley Katsikos graduated with honors from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She then attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, where she graduated Cum Laude with her Doctorate in Optometry. She completed her residency in Ocular Disease and Low Vision at the esteemed UC Berkeley School of Optometry. 

    Dr. Katsikos is glaucoma certified and certified in prescribing therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment and management of a full spectrum of ocular disease. She specializes in diagnosis and management of ocular disease, low vision, and is very experienced in the treatment and management of Dry Eye Syndrome. She completed a 9-month long internship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida as an assistant research coordinator of a clinical research project that studied Dry Eye Syndrome in a veteran population. 

    Dr. Katsikos is also experienced with fitting a full spectrum of soft contact lenses, including spherical, toric, monovision, and multifocal. She is also able to perform specialty contact lens fittings for patients with irregular corneal curvature. She is fluent in Japanese and is able to perform comprehensive eye exams in Japanese. In her free time, she enjoys doing home improvement projects, crafting, bike riding, and hiking. 

  • Gagan Khela, O.D.

    Dr. Gagan Khela grew up in the raisin capital of the world in the Central Valley of California and attended college at UCLA (go Bruins!) While at UCLA, Dr. Khela earned her BS in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. After graduation, her passion for helping others and her keen interest in health and science, lead her to a career in optometry.

    Dr. Khela completed her Doctor of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry in Orange County, where she graduated at the top of her class and with cum laude honors. After graduation, she completed a summer research fellowship at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, where she studied myopia progression (nearsightedness) in animal models. Her findings were published and presented at the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2013 annual meeting.

    Dr. Khela completed clinical rotations at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, and the Naval Air Force Base in Lemoore. Her optometric training covers primary care, contact lenses, pediatrics, and ocular disease management.

    When she isn’t at the office, Dr. Khela enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter Aria, cooking, baking, photography, as well as traveling around the world.