Contact lens enthusiast and recreational runner
Dr. Britney Kitamata-Wong is an optometrist who specializes in restoring visual function for patients with complex diseases of the cornea or ocular surface, including conditions involving corneal thinning, such as keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration; and systemic disorders that affect the eyes, such as Sjögren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own moisture-producing glands. She also fits patients for specialty contact lenses, including custom soft lenses, scleral lenses for dry eye syndrome, pediatric contact lenses (to address certain eye problems in children) and prosthetic contact lenses (to provide a natural appearance to a disfigured eye). She helps patients manage their ocular conditions and has a special interest in rehabilitation for keratoconus. Kitamata-Wong also offers a treatment called prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE), which can improve vision, protect the ocular surface and promote healing in patients with complex corneal disease or patients with dry eye, and EyePrintPRO, a process for creating customized contact lenses using scans or impressions of a patient's eye.
In her research, Kitamata-Wong studies the effects of various contact lens designs and lens care products on the ocular surface.
Kitamata-Wong earned her doctor of optometry degree at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry. She completed a residency in corneal disease and use of specialty contact lenses at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University.
Kitamata-Wong is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Scleral Lens Education Society. She serves on the board of the Alameda Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society.
UC Berkeley School of Optometry, OD, 2016
Southern California College of Optometry, Cornea and Contact Lenses, 2017