Dr. Yu graduated from the SUNY College of Optometry in New York, and then furthered her training by completing a Fellowship in Cornea and Contact Lenses. She subsequently worked with one of the leading ophthalmologists in Manhattan specializing in LASIK and PRK, and served as Clinical Instructor to optometry students and residents at the College. In conjunction with the Contact Lens Research Group, Dr. Yu was the principal investigator in designing and conducting a clinical research study on the subject of Keratoconus. She has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals on the subject, and on fitting contact lenses for irregular corneas after refractive surgery.
In addition to providing full-scope comprehensive eye care with treatment and management of red eye infections, cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, Dr. Yu is a dedicated cornea and contact lens specialist. She fits all types of soft contact lenses, along with more complex fits and anterior segment cases. These include high prescriptions, astigmatism and multi-focal contacts, as well as more challenging fits for dry eye, keratoconus, Pellucid marginal degeneration, post-LASIK irregularities, pediatric aphakia, customized cosmetic lenses for anterior segment deformities, and ocular prostheses. Dr. Yu utilizes a full spectrum of custom soft lenses, hard/rigid gas permeable lenses, hybrid lenses, mini-sclerals, and scleral lenses.
Dr. Yu is a strong advocate for myopia control, and is certified to fit overnight orthokeratology (corneal refractive therapy) and corneal reshaping contact lenses. With this FDA-approved technique, proper fitting and management of these lenses can help to reduce the progression of near-sightedness and control prescription increases in children and teenagers.
Along with being fully committed as a partner of Westport Eyecare Associates, Dr. Yu serves on faculty at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai, where she instructs ophthalmology residents, teaches specialty contact lens fittings, and provides direct patient care. She is a consultant for several contact lens manufacturers, and has also given a variety of presentations and lectures on contact lens advancements and technology. Furthermore, Dr. Yu is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Society, and a member of the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists.
Dr. Yu is a native of Connecticut, and feels privileged to be serving Westport, the greater Fairfield County communities, and beyond. Besides being a food and travel aficionado, she loves snorkeling, yoga, reading and writing, and is an avid motor sports enthusiast.