Chester Cheng OD | Optometrist | La Mirada, CA | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Chester C. Cheng

Chester C. Cheng OD


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Dr. Cheng received his doctor of optometry degree from the Southern California Optometry in Fullerton, California. Dr. Cheng completed a residency with the Eye Care Associates of Nevada in Reno and Las Vegas, where he received special training in eye disease detection and treatment. He is certified in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment and management of ocular diseases including eye infections, eye allergies, glaucoma and dry eyes. He is also fluent in Mandarin.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians







  • Chinese
  • Mandarin


Doctor of Optometry

Southern California College of Optometry


Patient Reviews

September 09, 2021
All staff were friendly, helpful, and professional and Dr. Cheng is an excellent doctor- my husband and I have seen him for a few years now.
September 08, 2021
I was very pleased w/my care.
September 08, 2021
Good exam with good explanation of my issues
September 07, 2021
Office staff was very professional, very helpful and very timely. Office is clean, and well managed and Dr. Cheng is just outstanding. He is very warm, friendly explains everything thoroughly and just an all together fantastic doctor. I really appreciated my visit. Thank you.
August 31, 2021
Everything went well.
August 31, 2021
Dr. Cheng was very patient and thorough with examining my eyes. Did not rush between slides or optic variations. Gave me a chance to narrow down on a new prescription.
August 26, 2021
Dr. Cheng was very courteous and professional and took the time to discuss my medical concerns with me. He went above and beyond explaining the exam step by step. Doctors like this are very much appreciated.
August 25, 2021
Very efficient friendly staff
August 23, 2021
I would like to see a wider assortment of lensewear to choose fom.
August 20, 2021
The doctor was very good. I have a lot of confidence in him.
August 17, 2021
Everyone was very professional and caring.
August 16, 2021
Very thorough; felt complete confidence and assurance.
August 11, 2021
Dr Cheng and his staff were all very professional and caring. This was my first visit and I was very satisfied with my experience at this office.
August 09, 2021
It was my first to this eye clinic. The doctor and staff were courteous, professional and will return in the future. Thank you Dr. Cheng
August 06, 2021
Dr Cheng is knowledgeable and approachable. I felt very confident that I received the best possible care.
July 29, 2021
I can with confidence recommend this office for ophthalmology needs. I told my husband about the care I received at this office and he decided to make an appointment here.
July 28, 2021
I appreciate the doctor that served me, but I don't appreciate having to take up my time making reports back. So, if you want to send me something online, I'll try to do it there. But please don't call me to take my time. I'm a very busy busy person. Thank you very much. Bye.
July 27, 2021
I honestly can't think of a single thing. They are all doing a great job and I don't say that often or lightly because I am usually hard to please.
July 27, 2021
I appreciated Dr. Cheng's openness to my questions and he was never in a hurry.
July 27, 2021
Everything about my visit to Dr. Cheng was excellent. A very intelligent and caring ophthalmologist! And a great office staff.
July 27, 2021
As always my experience was excellent!
July 26, 2021
Yes, my experience at the PIH eyecare was fantastic. The doctor this week was great, the examination and the doctor that did the surgery. I had both eyes done in a month apart. That man was fantastic. Really took his time to explain everything before what was going to happen before the surgery and after the surgery and when I had a problem, after the first eye, he recommended some eye drops in fact gave me a sample and my eyes couldn't be better. So, they're both very good. The staff is wonderful. Thank you very much.
July 23, 2021
Everyone was courteous, knowledgeable and efficient!
July 23, 2021
It was what I expected.
July 20, 2021
The whole office was great.
July 20, 2021
As always, PIH physicians are the best.
July 15, 2021
I was very pleased with the Doctor and staff.
July 15, 2021
Dr. Cheng was absolutely wonderful. He was professional yet very friendly and welcoming yet very informative. It was a pleasure meeting Dr. Cheng and blessed to have him as my provider.
July 15, 2021
Dr. Cheng and the staff are totally awesome. I always genuinely enjoy my visits. Also, because I have an astigmatism and an irregular cornea, I am not easy to fit with the right prescription. My dad was an O.D., so I understand that it's both a science and an art. But after years of "not quite right," I started seeing Dr. Cheng, and I've had wonderful luck. Kudos to this office--and especially to Dr. Cheng.
July 13, 2021
Dr. Cheng is great! He is personable, explain things thoroughly, and always takes his time with patients. I will continue to visit PIH Eye Center as long as Dr. Cheng works there!
July 13, 2021
The Best Doctor
July 13, 2021
July 12, 2021
I love going there. It's nice and everything. They treat you with respect and everything. Thank you. Bye bye.
July 06, 2021
July 02, 2021
I was seen within a few hours of appointment. I was concerned about my vision. I was not able to see my general doctor but I was very pleased with Dr. Cheng.
June 29, 2021
Dr. Cheng and all the staff I encountered were very courteous, polite and attentive. Dr. Cheng is very professional and I am so glad I was given an app at his office.
June 29, 2021
Everyone was kind and helpful.
June 29, 2021
Dr. Cheng is a consummate professional and is an accommodating provider.
June 28, 2021
Great staff . No problem.
June 25, 2021
Staff and doctor were very helpful and courteous.
June 23, 2021
My visit was very good. The doctor was very helpful, very kind, took care to answer all my questions. I'm, I am very, very pleased with him and I would recommend him. Highly, thank you.
June 22, 2021
Very happy with PIH Health Care in general. The Eyecare Center has been very professional and considerate.
June 22, 2021
Office staff was friendly and professional. Dr. Cheng is great!
June 21, 2021
June 18, 2021
The staff are professional and helpful. They always greet you with a smile.
June 17, 2021
Hi there, Dr. Cheng is probably one of the best eye doctor's. I've been too many in the last two years,because I've a detached retina. I had him from the beginning, he is so considerate and kind, thoughtful to bring you at ease for all the upcoming procedures.He's just the best one out there.
June 17, 2021
I was very impressed with Dr. Cheng. Very professional and knowledgeable.
June 11, 2021
Such a great and informative doctor.
June 11, 2021
Very informative and a great listener.
June 11, 2021
Doctor is very knowledgeable and great communicator. Highly repected.
June 08, 2021
I had a sty in my eye. I got an appointment real quick. I've been before. I work at PH. I'm an RN. But I went to La Habra, pH Eyecare by my house. Very convenient. They're very nice. While I was getting my eye examined, the girls cleaned and tightened all my glasses. And the doctor was nice enough to give me a sample of the sty medicine so I didn't have to go fill a prescription. And appreciate everybody. Great service. Thank you.
June 08, 2021
Great staff
June 07, 2021
I felt very good about my visit with Doctor Cheng. He was helpful and informative.
June 04, 2021
Dr Cheng is one of the rare ones! Not only does he listen to his patients but you can see genuine concern for me when he explains any questions I may have and educates me on any of my conditions. What a pleasure it is to have such a genuine caregiver and I'm so very fortunate to have him as my eye doctor! Thank you for having such a wonderful doctor on your staff!
June 03, 2021
Dr Chester Cheng is the best eye doctor I've seen and I've been wearing glasses for 55 yrs. I'm a newly diagnosed diabetic and He explains how important it is to keep your blood sugar in control to keep your eyes healthy. And how important it is to see him if I notice any changes in my eye sight or any concerns I may have.
June 02, 2021
May 28, 2021
Not very pleased with the selection on frames or the "covid" method of trying them on to see how they look. I will buy and select my glasses elsewhere!
May 26, 2021
The staff that I dealt with was very pleasant.
May 26, 2021
It was very Covid safe and welcoming!
May 25, 2021
Nice and Friendly throughout my entire experience.
May 25, 2021
I arrived at the La Mirada office and the receptionist called the La Habra office to let them know the situation and they had me come right over. I was told there may be a wait but was seen within 5 minutes and given super treatment from everyone.
May 24, 2021
Dr cheng is very Patient with his patients (me) explains everything and want to follow up , everything clean following COVID-19 guidelines.
May 21, 2021
The visit was a last link to my Catarac surgery. Highest compliments to Drs. And Staff.
May 21, 2021
Everyone is so pleasant
May 12, 2021
Wonderful staff
May 11, 2021
May 07, 2021
Everyone at PIH network is highly professional with loads of client service skills!
May 06, 2021
Even though I could have seen a different ophthalmologist earlier I waited for Dr. Cheng , a 4 week difference.
May 04, 2021
Dr. Cheng was excellent. I would recommend him to all of my family members. Thank you.
April 28, 2021
Everything was very excellent, the nurses, the doctor, and everything was very good service. Very happy and very grateful and yes I can recommend people who need it. Okay, thank you, and see you later, bye.
April 27, 2021
I had an excellent experience. The doctor and staff were patient and caring as usual.
April 26, 2021
Everything went well. Everybody I had connection with went well, except that one of your workers in the office, was on the personal phone call for 10 minutes. Which could have continued, working, and calling patients, moving the work. People, other people didn't have to wait so long. Receptionist, I should say the ones that that call you and get register you or where you make your payment.
April 22, 2021
Very professional
April 20, 2021
Very happy with his work. He is going to be using props about my eye and what I need to do, and he schedule an appointment with the specialist and right away explained that they are specialist and what I have in my eye he can't help me because he's not a specialist in that area, which is very nice that he's that he sent me with a specialist. I'm very happy to be his patient. Very kind man, very patient, very polite and respectful. Thank you.
April 20, 2021
Great care
April 20, 2021
Very clean exam rooms, waiting area and front desk area. Very nice and helpful staff
April 19, 2021
Doctor addressed all my needs, made me feel comfortable and let me ask any questions and was very thorough. I definitely would recommend him.
April 19, 2021
I was very satisfied with my 1st visit to this office Dr Cheng was very good to explain things to me and everyone in the office were very nice thank you!
April 13, 2021
Cost of new lenses a little pricey but getting a better deal elsewhere is more inconvenient. Otherwise good office visit.
April 13, 2021
My husband and I are very happy with the care and services that were provided. Dr. Cheng was very personable, efficient and professional. More than any other eye care professional we have ever experienced he gives you lots of information and explains it so you can understand it! He is great!
April 12, 2021
The Doctor is a great listener and cares about his patients. He is terrific.
April 12, 2021
I was reinformed of my situation and the issue of my problem and best care that I need. I was very satisfied.
April 07, 2021
Very professional, I was very impressed by the Doctor and his staff. They also didn't try to upsell me for new Glasses which I very much appreciated.
April 06, 2021
They are very excellent, the help, the attention they gave, I liked it, and I would recommend it to anyone, not only with the family, to any person.
April 05, 2021
She was thoughtful and caring an he listened to everything I said.
April 05, 2021
The best
March 30, 2021
Dr. Cheng was very nice. He explained my eye health very well. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.
March 29, 2021
Love his bed side manner. So nice.
March 26, 2021
Good Experience!!!
March 26, 2021
This doctor understands professionalism and delivering not only the best care to his patients but the best message as well. He truly delivers service.
March 25, 2021
I liked that he was very courteous and listened to me about my concerns. He explained everything to me in a way that I was able to understand.
March 24, 2021
I was most impressed with the ability to get an appointment within 3 hours of giving a call the staff was great the place is clean I actually recommended my mother to start seeing this particular doctor.
March 23, 2021
Pleasant, friendly doctor
March 19, 2021
I was very pleased with the Doctor and the staff, they were both professional and friendly.
March 17, 2021
It was a nice experience. Front desk person was very helpful and Dr. Cheng took the time to answer all my questions in a way that I could understand.
March 16, 2021
Great doctor, great staff!
March 12, 2021
Chester is such a nice n friendly doctor. Showing me examples to my questions n explaining completely. You can tell he truly cares about his patients.
March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021
Dr Cheng and his staff were very professional and organized. Dr Cheng was very good at explaining to me what he discovered about my eye health.
March 09, 2021
He's very good. I recommend the doctor. Thank you very much. Thank you for your service.
March 05, 2021
He went beyond the call of duty. I have rarely met such a helpful person.
March 02, 2021
I am planning to move to Dr.Cheng's care.
March 01, 2021
excellent experience. Dr. Cheng was thorough and took the time to explain everything i needed to know. very much appreciated that.
February 24, 2021
Thank you for your patience with my mom
February 22, 2021
Always a fast, smooth visit. Doctors and staff are courteous and very friendly.
February 19, 2021
Your providers are wonderful. Before I signed up for PIH Medicare advantage United healthcare I was lead to believe drugs were free and I got new glasses. Possibly I heard from others that I know have that plan and I only assumed. Not complaining, you're 10 times better than my old plan with Kiser, just want to let you know. Free frame - not glasses. No copay for prescriptions not drugs.
February 19, 2021
Very pleasant physician, knowledgeable and provided quality and safe care during pandemic.
February 08, 2021
The staff and the doctor were awesome so friendly and fast service answered all my concerns and questions i definitely will recommend this doctor and office to anybody that is in need of eye care...
January 26, 2021
Not only was the doctor that just excellent in their communication. The nursing staff was excellent in and how they treated me, they were very personable but professional. I really appreciated it.
January 25, 2021
I was very happy with Dr. Cheng and his attentiveness to my optical needs. I'm glad that I made the switch to PIH,where I've entrusted all of my other medical needs for the past 5 1/2 years. In a time when it's difficult to find personalized care, I can't say enough about how happy I am with PIH. Thank you!
January 08, 2021
Provider's staff needs training on listening to its patient's and understanding the patients medical needs.
January 06, 2021
Dr. Chester Cheng is by far on of the best doctors I or my husband have ever had. Excellent doctor, he treats with such respect and explains in a way I wish all doctors would explain things. His 1 in our book.
January 04, 2021
Happy with my new eye care
December 17, 2020
As mentioned he was very very thorough and I wish to see more of him on my future appointments.
December 02, 2020
No comments at this time. All was good
November 25, 2020
I would refer Dr Cheng to my family, clients and friends.
November 18, 2020
Best Optometrist I have seen!!! He is very knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, active listener and a truly genuine human being. Dr Cheng is one of a kind!
November 18, 2020
The whole staff was truly respectful and competent. Really, really nice people. Sanitary surroundings, current technology.
November 17, 2020
That if they need a great caring optometrist I would send them straight to Dr Cheng
November 13, 2020
Dr. Cheng is very thorough and caring. I felt at ease and in good hands during my visit.
November 13, 2020
November 10, 2020
To continue with same values
November 09, 2020
Excellent Doctor and always with a very good attitude!!!
November 06, 2020
If you need an excellent Ophthalmologist I would definitely recommend Dr. Cheng at Eye Care Center Whittier.
November 02, 2020
October 30, 2020
Great Opthomology
October 27, 2020
Exceptional staff and I would definitely come back here for eye care.
October 26, 2020
The doctor did a great job once he saw me, but it took over an hour to be seen even though my situation was urgent.
October 26, 2020
hes an awesome dr.
October 26, 2020
Staff is attentive and engaging.
October 20, 2020
It was my first time visiting this Eye Center I was a little nervous because of the unknown and Dr.Cheng nurse was so helpful Also Dr. cheng was very nice & helpful
October 12, 2020
The doctors are great!
October 08, 2020
Join a medical plan who admits P.I.H.They are very professional and courteous with great Doctors and staff. Myself and my family are very pleased with the great care and attention from everybody that works for this great organization, Thank you.
October 08, 2020
Excellent experience, on time, respected, answered questions and and provided helpful information.
October 07, 2020
I was treated with the utmost care & consideration. All questions & concerns answered clearly & thoroughly.
October 06, 2020
Very friendly and make patient at ease.
September 29, 2020
Very efficient
September 29, 2020
very good service and very good price with good selection for glasses.
September 28, 2020
Listens, provides easy to understand information, friendly.
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