Melissa Valdellon

O.D., F.A.A.O.

About Me

I am a licensed optometrist, mentor, and author.

I am currently one of the clinical faculty at the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry and Vision Science at UC Berkeley, where I work with students who are solidifying their examination skills and knowledge before graduation. I am also a mentor and coach to newly (and not-as-newly) graduated optometrists.

I believe that there is such thing as a healthy work-life balance. I help clients on their optometric journey achieve mental, physical, and emotional well-being. I am here to provide personal mentorship and accountability for the clinician’s  optometric journey as they overcome obstacles and work towards a happier, more meaningful, balanced life.



Patient case for September 22, 2023

Patient case for September 22, 2023

A 20 year old Persian female came in for her first eye exam in the states last week and was complaining of blurred distance vision…

Pink smoothie

Pink smoothie

This one was super filling and very tasty. Plus it was just so pretty to look at! The only downfall? All the little seeds made…

The art of letting go

The art of letting go

Seeing patients means establishing a relationship with them, getting to know them, becoming invested in their eyes and health and over time, their lives. You…


Do you have questions, or are interested in coaching? I’m more than happy to get in touch!


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Fremont, CA 94537

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