About Your Optometrists
Dr. Charles F. Bittel (Dr. Chuck or Dr. Bittel Senior) is a long time resident of Orange County where he attended Western High School in Anaheim. His undergraduate degree in Medical Microbiology was completed at California State University, Long Beach. He began his professional career as an educator, teaching biology, physiology and chemistry at Villa Park and Canyon High Schools. While teaching, he received a Master’s Degree from the University of San Francisco. Having originally intended a career in the health profession, Dr. Bittel returned to school and completed his Doctorate at the Southern California College of Optometry. After graduation he established his practice at the remote eastern ridge of Yorba Linda, which today (30 years later) is the population center of the town.
Dr. Olivia Honda, graduate from the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) Class of 2019, is the newest addition to our team! Before completing her doctorate, she attended Point Loma Nazarene University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. During the completion of her doctorate, she was involved in various leadership roles. She was the vice president of her class for two consecutive years and served as the vice president for SCCO’s private practice club. She has gained vast experience in primary care, ocular disease, and contact lenses during her rotations at the Veterans Affairs at the Southern Nevada Healthcare System, University Eye Center of Los Angeles and Anaheim Hills, and the San Diego Naval Medical Center. Her passion includes primary care, fitting contact lenses, and diagnosing and managing ocular diseases in order to encompass full-scope optometric care. When she is not providing eye care, she loves to work out, go on hikes with her husband (Oscar) and dog (Vader), watch movies, and try new coffee places. She just moved to Yorba Linda with her family and is already loving the Yorba Linda community. She loves private practice and is so excited to be a part of Dr. Bittel’s amazing team!
Dr. Charles F. Bittel III (Dr. Charlie or Dr. Bittel Junior) was introduced to the world of Optometry over 30 years ago at his father’s graduation from Optometry school. He is a graduate of Servite High School in Anaheim and received his degree in Psychology from UCLA. Dr. Charlie Bittel graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2006 and was the class Salutatorian.
Dr. Joo Hae Chi grew up in the Bay Area and there, as a high school student, was introduced to the world of Optometry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. She then pursued her career and received her optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA in 2005. Dr. Chi resides in Fullerton with her husband and 3 children Madelyn, Isaac, and Jacob.
**All of our Staff Optometrists have completed the COVID-19 vaccination process.
More from the Doctor
Dr. Charlie Bittel, owner and primary optometrist at Charles Bittel III, O.D., Inc., enjoys all aspects of family eye care and is comfortable seeing patients anywhere from 4 to 104 years old! In the last few years, Dr. Charlie has developed a passion in the areas of Dry Eye Disease and Myopia Management, and has embraced the challenge of incorporating these areas of interest into his Family Practice. He has also had the honor of being a part of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care’s Professional Affairs Consulting team and Speaker’s Bureau, and most recently has partnered with their LipiFlow team to help fellow optometrists incorporate Dry Eye Clinics into their practices.
In his spare time, Dr. Charlie Bittel enjoys watching UCLA athletics and spending time with his amazingly talented wife Drew, who owns a successful photography business. He has 2 children, Brayden, who loves theater and swimming and Kennedy, who lives to dance. Dr. Charlie Bittel and his family are proud members of the Yorba Linda community.
Our Great Staff
Our team consists of passionate individuals who are kind, friendly, caring, and with over 100 years of optical experience between them, VERY knowledgeable. They are dedicated to finding the best frame and lens styles to meet your lifestyle needs, and are committed to helping you use your vision insurance to its fullest potential. Our team will also advise you of any cash discount offers and contact lens rebate programs that are available. They too are committed to a patient-centric experience that exceeds expectations.
From the time you enter his office, it's abundantly obvious that you are in good hands. All the office staff are wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. You are taken care of as soon as you walk through the door. If you are looking for an optomotrist in the Yorba Linda area, do yourself a favor and look no further than Dr. Bittel Jr.
Amazing everything!!! The staff, selection, obviously Dr. Bittel. This was my first time there, I was referred by my fiance who has been going for years. Everyone was so friendly, and we even received a hand written note thanking us for coming in. Brand new office, loved the decor (coming from an architect), it has been recently re-done and done well.
My 21 year old daughter went here when she got hit in the eye. She went by herself and was very impressed with Dr. Bittel and his staff! They really put her at ease, listened attentively, and were very thorough with their evaluation. Thank you!
LOVE the father Dr. Bittel! He is the sweetest man!!!:) I haven't met the son yet. He was so patient and kind the whole entire exam. HIGHLY recommend him!!!!:)