Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Dr. Derron Lee is a Stockton native. He has always been a Stockton advocate. He is an alumni of Elkhorn Elementary, Oakwood Elementary, and Delta Sierra Middle School. He graduated from Tokay High School with his high school sweetheart, Dr. Leanne Lee, in 1993.
He chose to attend the University of California, Davis, his parent's alma mater. He received his Bachelors of Science in Physiology from the University of California Davis in 1998.
In 2003, he earned his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the State University of New York, College of Optometry.
Dr. Lee received the presitgious award of California's Young Optometrist of the Year in 2008 from the California Optometric Association. Optometrists who have made significant contributions to their profession and their community are given this award.
His wife, Dr. Leanne Lee, received this award in 2009!
In 2012, Dr. Lee was appointed as the newest Board of Trustee for the California Optometric Association.
When Dr. Lee provides a comprehensive eye health evaluations for the entire family, patients often learn something new about their eyes they have never known. Dr. Lee strives to make his patient's experience an unforgettable one.
During the eye health evaluation, he addresses all the needs of his patients and prescribes his recommendations based on the examination findings. Dr. Lee educates his patients about the findings in a thorough and easy to understand manner. He sends an email a video report of the findings to all of his patients, so they can learn more about their eye health and vision issues. Dr. Lee takes it a step further by sending a report to the patient's primary care physician. Dr. Lee along with his optical team will then customize a lens package that would fit his patient's lifestyle and needs. And since eye health is very important, Dr. Lee will reserve an appointment slot for his patient's annual eye health examination.
For patients interested in Laser surgery, Dr. Lee has a great relationship with the surgeons from Premier Laser Eye Center. Dr. Lee comanages the laser surgeries with Dr. Joe Zeiter and Dr. John Canzano of Zeiter Eye Medical Group; Dr. Lee provides the pre-operative and post-operative care while Dr. Zeiter and Dr. Canzano perform the laser surgery. Dr. Lee has personally used Dr. Joesph Zeiter and Dr. John Canzano for his family, including Dr. Leanne Lee.
Dr. Lee loves the challenge of difficult contact lens evaluations. He stays in tune with the new contact lens technology. With so many options for contact lenses, not all lenses in the market today will be the best fit for every patient.
Dr. Lee loves new technology and continually adds new diagnostic equipment. With his diagnostic equipment, he is able to diagnose and treat medically related eye conditions such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Dry Eye and more. He received his ocular disease training from the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Brooklyn, New York and Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA.
He holds active membership in the California Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and is a Board Member as Past-President of the San Joaquin Optometric Society.
Dr. Derron Lee is a huge philanthropist; he loves giving back to the community.
He has volunteered his time at the St. Mary's Interfaith Community Center as the Eye Clinic Physician. He also provides free eye health care and eyeglasses for the United Farm Workers Association.
He has worked with several non-profit organizations: serving Christmas dinners at the Stockton Emergency Food Bank, collecting eyeglasses for the Lion's Club, helped build a library for the Child Abuse Prevention Center, and helped local 5th and 6th grade students go to Science Camp in Jones Gulch by donating portions of the office proceeds. Most recently, at the Emergency Food Bank Thanksgiving event, over 600 people benefited from Dr. Lee's Gift of Sight program, where eye exams and eyeglasses were given at no charge to recipients.
Dr. Lee loves meeting new people everyday. He would often say, "A stranger is a new friend that I haven't met before." That is why he is extremely active in all Chambers of Commerce in Stockton: Greater Chamber, Hispanic Chamber, Asian Chamber. He is currently becoming more involved with the Rotary Club in Stockton as well.
Dr. Lee enjoys many outdoor activities; golfing, stunt kiting, snowboarding, wakeboarding, camping, scuba diving, and road/mountain biking.
But most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is a proud father of two, Logan and Chloe!
Dr. Leanne Lee is a native of the Stockton area. She graduated from Tokay High School in 1993.
She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of California Davis in 1998.
In 2003, she earned her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the State University of New York, College of Optometry.
Dr. Lee received the prestigious award of California's Young Optometrist of the Year in 2009 from the California Optometric Association. Optometrists who have made significant contributions to their profession and their community are given this award. Her husband, Dr. Derron Lee, received this award in 2008! Back to back recipients!
Dr. Leanne Lee is the only Developmental Optometrist and member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (www.covd.org) in the San Joaquin county.
Her passion is to help children who suffer from learning related vision problems. Often times, these vision problems affects the child's academic and sports performance. These learning related vision problems are also misdiagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia. Below is an infographic from VisionHelp.org that explains a common vision problem called Convergence Insufficiency.
In December 2012, Dr. Lee expanded her Vision Development service by opening the Manteca Vision Development Center next door to Manteca Optometry.
To ensure the ocular health of infants, Dr. Lee examines children at 6 months of age for their first eye health exam. She is proud to be an InfantSee Provider. (www.infantsee.org)
Dr. Lee diagnoses and treats medically related eye conditions. She received her ocular disease training from the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.
Dr. Lee has volunteered for many community events and organizations.
She holds active membership in the California Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and is was a Board Member of the local San Joaquin Optometric Society.
Dr. Lee currently resides in Stockton and is married to her high school sweetheart, Dr. Derron Lee.