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Kathy Mao, OD


  • Optometry

Office Locations

Acuity Eye Group, Retina Institute & Acuity 360 Advanced Vision Center - Palm Desert
44139 Monterey Ave.
Suite A
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Dr. Kathy Mao is a board-certified optometrist licensed to treat and manage ocular diseases including glaucoma. Dr. Mao earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at University of California, Riverside. She discovered her passion for optometry while working as an optician, and decided to pursue her Doctorate of Optometry from Western University of Health Sciences, eventually graduating with honors. 

In her free time, she enjoys volunteer work and traveling with her husband. She has been involved in local organizations such as Lions Club, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, and California Care Force. Dr. Mao's scope of practice ranges from managing ocular diseases to fitting patients in the newest vision-enhancing optical eyewear. She looks forward to providing exceptional eye care for our deserving Coachella Valley residents. 


  • Bachelor of Science, Biology: University of California, Riverside
  • Doctor of Optometry: Western University of Health Sciences

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • Beta Sigma Kappa-International Optometric Honor Society

Personal Hobbies

  • Interior Decorating
  • Traveling
  • Volunteering

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Vietnamese