Meet Our Bellevue Doctors
Dr. Sam Hsu, Your Bellevue Optometrist
Dr. Sam Hsu grew up in San Francisco, California and received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in physiology from the University of California at Davis. He later attended optometry school at The Ohio State University and received the degree in Doctor of Optometry in 2001.
Dr. Hsu moved to Washington to practice optometry in September 2001 and has been practicing in Redmond/Bellevue since August 2002. Because he works so close to Microsoft campus, Dr. Hsu has studied the effects of computer vision syndrome on the visual system and acquired the Neurolenses system to help those suffering from headaches on computers. In addition, Dr. Hsu is very interested in the latest technology so we have introduced the Optos Retinal Exam and OptoVue OCT to diagnose and treat diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration. We have recently acquired the Medmont corneal topographer to measure out the shape of the cornea for the best contact lens fit and help children slow down myopia progression with orthokeratology lenses.
Dr. Hsu knows personally the devastating impact of high myopia. His mother developed myopic macular degeneration due to development of choroidal neovascular membrane when she was on vacation in Taiwan. As a result, she can only see functionally out of one eye. This personal tragedy drove him to learn all he could about the latest research on how to slow myopia progression in children, which was not available when his mother was a child. He is certified to fit many different types of orthokeratology lenses, such as Paragon, Euclid, GOV soft OK, NaturalVue and Eyespace lenses, and is an active member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. Although he grew up in the US, he has worked hard to become proficient in Mandarin Chinese to help explain orthokeratology and other eye conditions to patients.
Dr. Hsu lives in Bellevue with his wife and two sons. In his free time, Dr. Hsu spends time being active in his church and exploring diverse restaurants. Of course, Dr. Hsu’s favorite pastimes are watching his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes football, Golden State Warriors, and following the Oakland A’s.
Dr. Minha Lee, Your Bellevue Optometrist
Dr. Minha Lee grew up in Closter, New Jersey and received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Villanova University. She received her Doctorate in Optometry at State University of New York College of Optometry where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. During her clinical training at SUNY Cornea and Contact Lens externship, she honed her skills in Myopia Control and Specialty Contact Lenses, including Ortho-K and Scleral Lenses. Dr. Lee received further training at NYU Langone Ophthalmology Associates and Northport VA Hospital to strengthen her clinical skills in ocular disease.
Dr. Lee grew her passion in Optometry from childhood after remembering how devastated her parents were when they had no idea their 8-year-old daughter was walking around in blur. Both of her parents were 20/20 without glasses, and they never thought their child would develop myopia. Understanding the increasing prevalence of myopia and its devastating long-term damage to the eyes, Dr. Lee has become passionate about providing early intervention treatments to slow down nearsightedness in children.
Dr. Lee focuses on myopia management, primary eye care, routine and specialty contact lens fitting, as well as diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, diabetic eye diseases, dry eyes, and other anterior and posterior segment pathologies. She is also fluent in Korean.
Outside the office (or sometimes in the office as well if you ask about it), Dr. Lee is a passionate fan of Tottenham Hotspurs and Villanova Basketball (during March Madness). She recently picked up golf and would love to take your advice on your favorite course nearby!