Pedi‚Äčatric Eye Care & Surgery

302 W. La Veta Ave., #101, Orange, CA 92866 * (714) 633-0321 * Fax (714) 633-9196

We believe that every child deserves 

compassionate care.

Sarah J. Whang, M.D., FAAO, FAAP

Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

My Story


I was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Cerritos, CA where I now live with my husband, 2 children, and our cat named Jean-Luc. 


I wore glasses full-time as a child. In kindergarten, I wore a patch over my right eye to strengthen the vision in my left eye as treatment for amblyopia (lazy vision). I have had 2 strabismus (eye muscle) surgeries to correct esotropia (eye crossing). My first surgery was at the age of 3 and my second surgery was at the age of 7. 


I absolutely loved my ophthalmologist. Each visit, he would ask me, "Sarah, what do you want to be when you grow up?" And I would reply, "An eye doctor, like you!"

I remember one visit where I took the bus with my grandfather from his apartment to my ophthalmologist's office in L.A. We stopped at McDonald's, and I exclaimed proudly when I actually finished my entire Big Mac, "I'm a big girl now!" While I do not eat Big Macs anymore, I feel so blessed every day to be able to do what I love...to take care of children like me.

EDUCATION


High School: Whitney High School (valedictorian), Cerritos, CA

Undergraduate School: UCLA-Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (cum laude)

Medical School: UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA 

Transitional Internship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 

Ophthalmology Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 

Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN


PRIVATE PRACTICE: Children's Eye Clinic, West Des Moines, IA (2002-2009)


SOLO PRACTICE: Pediatric Eye Care & Surgery, Orange, CA (2010-present)