The Concourse Optometry Team

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive eye exam in order to educate you and your family of all of your visual needs. We will diagnosis and treat any visual conditions with the most advanced technology available. Prevention is key! Maintain your eye health by coming in regularly for your eye exams.


Julie Chen, O.D.

Julie Chen, O.D. is a California board licensed optometrist, certified to treat and manage diseases of the eye. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego and went on to complete her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Chen has extensive clinical experience in comprehensive vision examinations, contact lens fittings, dry eye management, and co-management of refractive/cataract surgery. Dr. Chen is also a Refractive Surgery Coordinating Optometrist at Coastal Vision Medical Group in Newport Beach and Orange, CA. In her position there, she is involved in the refractive surgery consultation process and pre/post-operative care for refractive surgery patients. She oversees patients that have undergone refractive surgeries inclusive of: LASIK, PRK, ICL, Intacs, RLE, pterygium removals, and cataract extractions. She is experienced in state of the art technologies such as custom wave front technology and femtosecond lasers. Dr. Chen is a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association,Orange County Optometric Society, and the Asian American Optometric Assocation. She is also a member of the highly respected Advisory Board for Coastal Vision Medical Group. Dr. Chen is committed to providing excellent customer service to meet all of her patients visual needs. She resides in Orange County with her husband and four daughters. In her spare time she enjoys cooking healthy foods for the family and physical fitness. You will often find Dr. Chen and her family hiking all over Orange County.

Michael Gill, Optician

Michael Gill has an optical background since 2004 and became a licensed optician in 2010. He has a passion for the health of the eye, along with today’s eye technology. In his sparetime he works on electronic music and graphic design which both seem to go hand in hand. He has been married almost 5 years now and shares a beautiful daughter named Violet with his wife. Michael loves to educate patients on new optical advancements in both glasses and contact lenses. With Michael’s educational background and hands on experience, optical is a big part of his life. He can’t imagine anything else. Michael looks forward to meeting you and helping you with your optical needs.

Kirstyn Hughes, Fashion & Frame Stylist

Kirstyn comes to Concourse Optometry with 7 years of retail experience. She is always willing to help and creating a comfortable environment for the patient comes natural to her.  Working as a Personal Stylist, Kirstyn knows first hand how to chose the glasses that will compliment your face and your style. She also works closely with the frame representatives to select frames for the office. When Kirstyn is not at work, she enjoys early morning workouts, sushi, and her chihuahua, Lucy