Our New Optix Optometry Team

Cheyenne - Office Manager (Kearny Mesa)

Cheyenne graduated from University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in Physiology & Neuroscience, and a double minor in Psychology and Literatures in English. She is a homebody but is always interested in hearing about travel stories! Cheyenne is fluent in Korean and some Spanish. She is the office manager but also operates as an optician, so feel free to ask her any optical questions!

Kit - Optician (San Marcos)

Kit graduated from John Paul The Great University with a BA in Media Communications, but she's originally from Minnesota. An avid theater enthusiast, she loves singing and performing. You'll most likely find her drinking coffee or spending time with friends and family!

Kim - Optician (Kearny Mesa)

Kim graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Cognitive Science She loves photography and takes awesome pictures and is dipping her toes into videography. She’s definitely a boba enthusiast and adventure-goer! With her bubbly personality and obsession with glasses, she fits so perfectly well with our office! She is also fluent in Vietnamese.

Jowena - Optician (San Marcos)

Jowena recently graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Public Health. She is the biggest foodie and boba connoisseur and is always looking new spots to try out. During her free time, you will most likely find her binge watching crime documentaries or Disney movies!

Johnathan - Lab Technician (Kearny Mesa)

Johnathan is New Optix's lab technician. He specializes in lens cutting, tinting, frame repairs and adjustments. Originally from Indianapolis and growing up in Pittsburgh, Johnathan came to San Diego in 2006 upon joining the United States Navy.

Adrianna - Ophthalmic Assistant (San Marcos)

Adrianna graduated from College of the Desert with an associates degree in Communication Studies, she's furthering her education at Cal State San Marcos to receive her BA in Communication studies with a minor in Media Arts. She loves going to music festivals if she's living it up at festivals, she's binge watching movies, especially Marvel! She loves meeting new people, talking about movies and writing short stories. She's definitely team Captain America!

Dani - Optician (Kearny Mesa)

Dani graduated from UC San Diego with a BS in Human Biology. Her interests include neuroscience, music, and playing D&D with her friends. She has recently been published for her contributions to ALS research and is the painter behind the murals at both locations.

Our Doctors

Dr. Mini Ta, O.D.

Dr. Mini Ta attended the University of California, Irvine where she received her Bachelor in Public Health Science in 2008. She received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in May 2014. Dr. Ta spent a portion of her rotation at the Las Vegas VA specializing in a variety of ocular disease such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, optic neuropathy,and hypertensive retinopathy.

She completed her rotation at the Illinois Eye Institute specializing in specialty contact lenses, pediatric care along with primary care optometry, and low vision. Lastly, she finished her rotations in New York at the Brooklyn VA where she specialized in treating and managing patients with various retinal diseases including glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Ta is presently licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and is certified to manage and treat glaucoma. She provides comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages along with treating and managing dry eyes, red eyes, and anterior/posterior ocular diseases. Along with soft contact lenses, she also fits specialty contact lenses made specifically for each individual patient.

Dr. Ta grew up in Saipan, which is part of the Marianas Islands in the Pacific. Feel free to come in and ask Dr. Ta more about this tiny island she calls her home. On her free time, she enjoys eating at different restaurants, traveling, the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Michael Tran, O.D.

Dr. Tran received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Irvine in 2005. He graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2012, after completing internships at the VA Hospital in Las Vegas, NV and Daytona Beach, FL where he specialized in geriatric ocular diseases such glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts.

He also completed an internship at the Optometric Vision Development Center in La Jolla, CA, where he received honors in his clinical experience. At this site, Dr. Tran created individualized treatment programs designed to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies in children and adults. Dr. Tran also has a considerable amount of experience with low vision and specialized contact lens fitting at the Illinois Eye Institute.

Dr. Tran is presently licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and is certified to manage and treat glaucoma. He provides comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages along with treating and managing dry eyes, red eyes, and anterior/posterior ocular diseases. 

Dr. Tran is an active member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. Growing up in San Diego, he enjoys playing basketball, hiking and traveling and is an expert in saltwater reef tanks. He met his wife Dr. Ta in optometry school and together they have two dogs and two boys, Kellan & Greyson.