San Carlos Eye Care

750 El Camino Real
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 596-1999


Commitment To Providing Quality Eye Care

Our goal is to serve our patients by helping them with their personal eye health. We strive to maintain a superior level of customer care. Our ophthalmologists and optometrist offer the highest standards of quality and individualized attention in a relaxed, professional setting. We offer a full range of services to meet your eye care needs. We provide medical eye care from diagnosing and treating eye diseases to cataract surgery. We also offer routine eye examinations, glasses and contact lenses.

We invite you to visit our beautiful frame dispensary and choose from the latest in fashionable eye wear. We carrry both affordable and high end frames such as Prada, Jimmy Choo, Bebe, Carolina Herrera, Jaguar, BCBG, Calvin Klein, Prodesign, Kliik, Fysh, Diane Von Furstenberg, Oakley, Ray Ban, Flexon, William Morris and many more!

Please give us a call to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you with your eye care needs. We want you to experience all the world has to offer and that begins with great vision!  

"My family and I have been going to San Carlos Eye Care for five plus years.  Dr. Ninh Tran and his staff provide exceptional eye care and they always make me and my family feel special upon every visit!"  ~C. Formanek


Ninh H. Tran, M.D.

Dr. Tran is a board certified physician who has been practicing ophthalmology for over 15 years.  He graduated Cum Laude from U.C. Irvine in Electrical Engineering and also received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology.  Dr. Tran graduated from New York Medical College.  He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at U.C. Irvine.  Dr. Tran speaks English, Vietnamese and Spanish.  He enjoys cycling, running and other outdoor activities.  

Richard Braunstein, M.D.

Dr. Braunstein has been practicing for over 50 years.  He is board certified in ophthalmology.  Dr. Braunstein completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College.  He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1955.  He completed his internship at Albert Einstein Jacoby Hospital in New York and did his ophthalmology training at New York University Medical School and New York University Bellevue.  Dr. Braunstein enjoys traveling, sailing and photography.   

Nary Chum, O.D.

 Dr. Chum received her Bachelors of Science degree in Cellular Molecular Biology from Humboldt State University.  She received her Doctorate of Optometry at Southern College of Optometry in 2009.  She has an interest in general optometry and contact lenses.  Dr. Chum speaks English and Cambodian.  During her spare time she enjoys running with her dog Lexi, gardening, origami and spending time with her husband and family.   


Insurance Plans

Medical insurance plans we participate with:

  • Health Plan of San Mateo
  • Medicare
  • Hills Physician HMO
  • Most PPO Plans:
    • Aetna
    • Blue Cross
    • Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Health Net
    • United Healthcare

Vision insurance plans we participate with:

  • Eye Med
  • Medical Eye Services (MES)
  • Met Life Vision
  • Safeguard
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Please check with our staff if you have other types of coverage.


If you would like to fill out the patient forms prior to your visit, you can download and print them out. Please be sure to bring all necessary forms to your appointment. 

(Forms can be found below)

For new patients: 

Please fill out the New Patient Registration Form, Patient Medical History Questionnaire, and Acknowledgment of Privacy Policy

Please also read our Notice of Privacy Policy.

For existing patients:

Please fill out the Patient Medical History Questionnaire only.

Medical Records Release:

If you would like your medical records to be transferred to our office, please download and complete the Medical Records Release Form


Soft Contact Lens Insertion and Removal Training Video  

Scleral Contact Lens Insertion and Removal Training Video

SynergEyes Hybrid Insertion Training Video

SynergEyes Hybrid Removal Training Video

Care Instructions for SynergEyes Hybrid Lenses


Send Message

Please contact us with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.   We look forward to hearing from you. 

San Carlos Eye Care

750 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

Phone: (650) 596-1999
Fax: (650) 596-1987


Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm


There is one hour street parking on El Camino Real and a private parking lot in the back of the building. To get to the parking lot, use the alleyway located between El Camino Real and Laurel Street.  You can access the alleyway from either Cherry Street or Olive Street.