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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 have obvious symptoms. Our 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 including eyeglasses and contacts.

The optometrists at Modesto Optometric Vision Center 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.

Meet our Optometrists:
Our eye care team at Modesto Optometric Vision Center


Dr. L. Edward Elliott

Dr. L. Edward Elliott, the senior partner at Modesto Optometric Vision Center, has practiced optometry for more than thirty years.  He is a graduate of the School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley and has served as a Clinical Professor at the University for twenty-two years.

Dr. Elliott has a general optometric practice, serving patients of all ages from infants to older adults.  He specializes in contact lens care, including keratoconic, post-surgical and complicated specialty lens fittings.

Dr. Elliott is very involved in his profession and health care policy. He is a past president of the UC Optometric Alumnae Association, the San Joaquin Optometric Society, the California Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.  He has been honored as the "California Optometrist of the Year" and the University of California School of Optometry "Hall of Fame."

It is obvious to the many patients seen by Dr. "Ed" Elliott that he enjoys both the practice and profession of Optometry.


Dr. Brian E. Elliott

Dr. Brian Elliott is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry.  He is a native of the Central Valley and has been practicing in Modesto, with his father, for the past 20 years.

Dr. Elliott has a particular interest in assisting patients with significantly reduced vision or low vision through the use of specialized systems. Dr. Elliott helped assemble a living skills training center here in Modesto called Visually Impaired Persons Support  (VIPS).  VIPS provides adaptive computer software training, independent living skills training, peer group counseling, Braille instruction, and orientation and mobility training for the visually impaired and blind residents of Stanislaus County.

Dr. Elliott and his wife, Chris, are avid cyclists and enjoy the outdoors whenever possible.  They are very proud of their two sons, Tyler, a middle school teacher, and Garrett is currently in optometry school.


Dr. Lori Krieger

Dr. Lori Krieger has been with Modesto Optometric since 2001.  Dr. Krieger grew up in Ripon, graduating from Ripon High School.  She continued her schooling at Modesto Junior College and the University of California, Davis, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences.  She then continued on to optometry school at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Optics and a Doctor of Optometry degree.  Before coming to Modesto Optometric, Dr. Krieger also practiced optometry in Minnesota, Chicago, and the Sacramento area.

Currently, Dr. Krieger practices primarily in our Escalon branch and our Riverbank branch on Fridays.  During regular eye examinations, Dr. Krieger prescribes glasses, fits contact lenses, and diagnoses eye disease. In addition, she co-manages cataract and refractive surgery patients.  While Dr. Krieger enjoys working with patients of all ages, she has a special interest in working with children.

When not in the office, Dr. Krieger spends time with her husband and three children.  She is actively involved at Modesto Covenant Church, where her husband is a pastor.  She also enjoys reading, helping out with her kids’ activities, and traveling with her family.


Dr. Cecilia Tong

Dr. Cecilia S. Tong is a Bay Area native who has been practicing in Modesto since 2014.

Dr. Tong is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Cell Biology and Integrative Biology. She then continued to the University of California Berkeley, School of Optometry where she obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree.

She loves primary care optometry and place heavy emphasis on patient education and preventive care. Her special interest is in pediatrics and ocular disease including Diabetic Retinopathy, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, Dry Eyes Syndrome, Myopia Progression and Glaucoma. She is especially passionate about visual functions and eye development. This includes helping children with learning-related vision problems, development stereopsis for Strabismic patients, reestablishing neurological pathway in patients with Traumatic Brain Injury and Amblyopia (“lazy eyes”). She has been involve with rehabilitating patients who have had binocular vision problems for more than a decade.

She received her clinical training at Alameda County Medical Center, Portland VA Medical Center, Livermore VA Medical Center, San Francisco Lighthouse, and Castle Family Health Center in the Central Valley.

Her hobbies include traveling, hiking and exploring different restaurants. She continues to explore the Central Valley and its surrounding neighborhoods.