Melissa Valdellon

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 29, 2023

Patient case for September 29, 2023

What would you do for this patient? A 66 year old Asian female came in for her first eye exam in the states. She reports…

Spinach juice <br>

Spinach juice

Mmm, this was the perfect green juice to break up the recent bout of ordering too much take out and restaurant food for the last…

Quitting the habit of complaining

Quitting the habit of complaining

Non-optometry related, but recently, my husband and I hired a company to paint our garage. We had done work over the past year to clean…


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



PO Box 152
Fremont, CA 94537
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