About Our Team
Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our optician can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.
Dr. Thazin (Jayne) Aung
Dr. Thazin (Jayne) Aung was born in Myanmar and moved to Boston with her family when she was ten years old. Her family escaped the cold and settled in the Bay Area and she began high school in Fremont. She later met her husband, a fellow banana slug, at UC Santa Cruz. She continued her graduate studies at the Illinois College of Optometry and graduated with honors in 2014.
Dr. Aung recently married her husband James, and returned to Fremont following graduate school. Dr. Aung is dedicated to serving each patient personally, offering individualized care through patient education as she believes an informed patient is essential for the best management of their eye health.
Dr. Aung has been diagnosing and managing ocular diseases, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and vascular/diabetic retinal diseases. Dr. Aung is most interested in preventative eye care and contact lenses, and is a certified practitioner of Orthokeratology, to help reduce the progression of myopia in young children. She is also skilled in fitting specialty lenses for patients with different corneal conditions such as Keratoconus, irregular astigmatism, and status post penetrating keratoplasty.
Dr. Aung’s nickname is Noodleface as she is always in search of a delicious bowl of spicy noodle soup in the Bay Area. She loves watching football and enjoys hiking. She looks forward to serving you and your family members.
Dr. Cindy S. Matteson
Dr. Cindy Matteson graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She received her doctorate in Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago.
Dr. Matteson is an INFANT SEE Doctor and a member of the American Optometric Association and The California Optometric Society. She is certified to treat glaucoma and a variety of other eye medical issues. She is married to Dr. Most and they have three grown children.
Dr. Matteson is available on Wednesdays.
Dr. Joseph F. Most
The Palo Alto Eyes Optometry team would like to share that one of our founders, Dr. Joseph Most, has retired. He and his wife, Cindy Matteson, started Palo Alto Eyes Optometry back in 1983. Married for almost 40 years, Joe and Cindy made Palo Alto Eyes Optometry a family business, alongside their 3 kids.
They also helped patients feel like they were part of the family. Joe loved seeing patients, and always had a story to share. He never seemed to mind getting a phone call or text from one of his patients if they had an issue. He passed on his philosophy that you should always try to do what’s best for the patient, as if they were your brother or sister, to Dr. Aung and the team.
Joe retired officially at the end of February 2020. He says the hardest part of retiring is saying goodbye to all the wonderful patients that he got to know over the years. He will continue to be very involved in his local church, and with Meals on Wheels, delivering meals to the elderly once a week.
Your team at Palo Alto Eyes Optometry
Dr. Nina Kligman
Dr. Nina Kligman was born in Moscow, Russia and grew up in Chicago, IL. She graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 1999 with a Bachelors degree in Biology and a minor in Computer Science. After working in the tech industry for several years, her fascination with visual science brought her to Southern California College of Optometry from where she graduated in 2009. Dr. Kligman is licensed to manage and treat a variety of ocular diseases including glaucoma. As a mother of 2 children, she understands the importance of good vision care for the entire family. Dr. Kligman started working for Palo Alto Eyes Optometry in January, 2019.
In her spare time, Dr. Kligman enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling.
Dr. Stephanie Yang
Dr. Stephanie Yang is from the greater Los Angeles Area and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego. She spent the next four years in the Bay Area where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree with honors from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. During her doctorate pursuit, she completed externships at Omni Eye Services in New Jersey, The Veteran Affairs Hospital in Monterey, CA, and The Veteran Affairs Hospital in Casa Grande, AZ.
Dr. Yang is trained in the management of cataracts and ocular infections. She is also experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration.
At Palo Alto Eyes Optometry, Dr. Yang is committed to providing quality eye care and seeking the best possible visual outcome for each patient. She regularly attends seminars and conferences in order to understand the latest optometric research and improve the patient experience.
In her free time, Dr. Yang enjoys travelling, eating, and spending time outdoors with her dog.