Gloria Chiu, OD

Optometry, PROSE, Specialty Contact Lenses, Dry Eye, Cornea and External Disease, Ophthalmology


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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 4400 Ste 4400, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
English, Cantonese
About Gloria Chiu, OD


Gloria B. Chiu, OD, FAAO, FSLS, is an expert in using specialty contact lenses to treat eyes with irregular corneas and ocular surface disease, in particular utilizing Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE), a pioneering nonsurgical treatment for patients with complex corneal disease. Dr. Chiu completed fellowship training for PROSE at BostonSight, and she developed and supervises the PROSE and specialty contact lens service at the USC Roski Eye Institute.  


Her research interests include microbial contamination in contact lens–related solutions and effects of scleral lens wear on the ocular surface and optic nerve. She also is evaluating the outcomes and efficacy of PROSE and scleral lens treatment.  


She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society, and a member of the California Optometric Association. She is an active invited lecturer on specialty contact lens management and ocular surface diseases and was named one of America’s Best Eye Doctors in 2021 by Newsweek. 


I have struggled with unique vision and eye-related challenges throughout life, which helped me to understand the importance of healthy eyes and good eyesight. This fueled my interest in optometry and particularly the field of specialty contact lenses, which aims to improve vision and ocular comfort in many suffering from irregular corneas and dry eyes. 


My first priority is to listen and understand my patient's concerns, then do my best to offer personalized and customized care to each person. Most important are trust and communication.” 


  • Optometry
  • Specialty Contact Lenses
  • Dry Eye
  • Cornea and External Disease
  • Ophthalmology
Areas of Focus
Specialty Contact Lenses, Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE), Cornea/External Disease
Academic Title
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Insurances Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brand New Day
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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