Welcome to Capitol Eye Care Center

Capitol Eye Care Center has been part of Tri-City community since 1951, even before the city of Fremont was incorporated. Many of the Tri-City residents have been patients with us for years. 

We have a group of highly skilled optometrists, all graduates of prestigious UC, Berkeley School of Optometry, who welcome you to our practice. Extensive training equips the optometrist to provide a wide array of vision services for you, from prescribing eyeglasses to diagnosing and treating eye diseases. Please browse our website to learn more about our doctors and services.

Our Promise

We promise to deliver exceptional eye care by utilizing cutting edge technologies, keeping our staff educated on new products, and requiring our doctors to be proficient in the latest optometric procedures. Our goal is to provide you with outstanding personalized service to ensure that your eye wear meets your vision, fashion, and lifestyle needs. We hope to not only meet your expectations, but to exceed them! We will gladly assist you with all of your needs.

At Capitol Eye Care Center, we stress empathy and communication. Our team will keep you comfortable and thoroughly explain procedures and treatment options. We welcome questions and strive to make patients feel at home. This personal care and individualized attention is why people throughout the area come to us for all their vision health needs.


Our office offers many eye care services: comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, eye glasses, treatment of eye infections and diseases, LASIK and cataract co-management, Myopia control (Ortho-K), scleral lens fitting for Keratoconus or other conditions, dry eye treatment, low vision care, diabetic examinations, glaucoma treatment and more.


We recognize the fast-moving pace of technology and offer various ways for getting in touch with us. We can be reached by phone, text and online. Call or text us at 510-791-5272 or email at [email protected].

We look forward to having you join our roster of satisfied patients and value the opportunity to take care of your eyes and vision.

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Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Stella Levin, O.D.

    Dr. Stella Levin has graduated from San Francisco State University with two Bachelor degrees, in Physiology and Psychology. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from UC Berkeley, School of Optometry in 2003. As an optometry student, Dr. Levin participated in school vision screenings and delivered free eye care to the underprivileged communities. She completed externships at San Francisco and Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Centers where she received valuable clinical training in diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, inflammation, trauma, retinopathy, and cataracts.

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  • Melanie Zhang, O.D.

    Dr. Melanie Zhang immigrated from China when she was in her teens. She attended UC Berkeley for undergraduate studies and double majored in Molecular Cell Biology and Business Administration. After doing healthcare consulting for a year, she decided to become an Optometrist and attended the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, graduating with Honors in 2012. 

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  • Jane Liao, O.D.

    Dr. Jane Liao graduated cum laude from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s of Bioengineering. She later received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. She interned with Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, and the American Lake VA Medical Center in Washington, which contributed to her proficiency in early detection of conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension.  

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  • Karin Rardin, O.D.

    Dr. Karin Woo Rardin earned her B.S. in Applied Behavioral Science from the University of California, Davis, M.A. in Marriage in Family Ministries from Talbot School of Theology, and Doctor of Optometry from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry.  Her clinical training includes experience at Palo Alto and Oakland Veterans Affairs Hospitals, and University of California, San Francisco.

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  • Alexandra Helling, O.D.

    Dr. Alexandra Helling earned her B.A. in Politics and Religion at Tufts University and Doctor of Optometry from Western University of College of Optometry. She completed externships across the country with an emphasis in specialty contact lenses, dry eye management, low vision and ocular disease. 

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Fremont Office


9:00 am-7:30 pm


9:00 am-5:30 pm


9:00 am-5:30 pm


10:00 am-7:30 pm


9:00 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-2:00 pm



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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I have been with Capitol eye care for 18 years. They have always done an awesome job."
    Alma T.
  • "First time visit to an eye Drs office since my long time family Dr decided to retire. The office staff is amazingly nice and polite. They catered to every question I had, upon scheduling and within the office. I am so happy I found them, after many many months of searching."
    Manoocher A.
  • "Usually I expect to wait long periods of time even if I have an appointment but in this case the Doctor was on time, the process was quick and informative and the staff was super nice. Also they had a very happy attitude and i always appreciate that in a business! Great place."
    Jackie G.
  • "Very professional establishment. Courteous when I entered. Well spoken when explaining the paperwork/filling out forms. Doctor was knowledgeable and thorough. The optician was very thorough as well, explaining the pricing of glasses, lenses, and coverage. Highly recommended eye care facility."
    Kevin M.
  • "Enjoli, Pam and all the girls are wonderful. I've been going to Capitol Eye Care for over 10 years. They have exceptional customer service, and a great selection of glasses to choose from."
    Erika G.
  • "My friendly neighborhood family professionals. I've been going for years and the level of service sets the bar quite high"
    Russel M.
  • "Your office is the best eye office I have ever been to in my life. Everything was 10/10. Super professional."
    Darlene L.
  • "Dr. Levin is the best. She takes her time to check everything and she takes extra time to check throughly. All the staff is wonderful."
    Sweta K.