Dickson Chen, OD, FAAO, provides expert optometry consultation and treatment at Davich Optical in Los Angeles.
Dr. Chen attended UCLA as a Regents and Alumni Scholar before entering the Southern California College of Optometry. While a student at SCCO, Dr. Chen served as class president, student association president, and American Optometric Student Association national spokesman before receiving his Doctor of Optometry degree.
Prior to becoming a founding member and director of the American Optometric Society, Dr. Chen served as chairman of the SCCO Young Alumni Association, president of the Rio Hondo Optometric Society and president of the California Vision Foundation. As a member of Lions International, he served as club president, zone chairman, and optometric director of the Lions Eye Foundation of Southern California. Dr. Chen has also served on the governing council of the Southern California Public Health Association and co-chaired SCPHA's legislative committee. In 2003, the California Optometric Association named Dr. Chen COA Young OD-of-the-Year as well as its nominee for the American Optometric Association's National Young OD-of-the-Year award.
Along with being a founding member of the American Optometric Society, Dr. Chen is currently a member of the American Board of Clinical Optometry's Board of Directors and serves as the group’s assistant executive director. Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is currently in private practice in Arcadia, California. With a special interest in contact lenses, Dr. Chen has served as both a clinical investigator for coopervision and subject matter expert for the California State Board of Optometry.
During his spare time, Dr. Chen enjoys singing in barbershop musical groups and has won four Barbershop Harmony Society gold medals. He’s even sang lead with the eight-time International Chorus Champions, the “Masters of Harmony.”