Dr. Stephen Dentone, O.D.
Dr. Dentone received his BA from the State University of New York in Binghamton where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He then became an eye doctor and earned his doctorate in optometry at the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry. Following graduation, he served for many years as Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California where he would teach aspiring Bay Area eye doctors. He has participated in numerous studies regarding the treatment of glaucoma (a potentially blinding eye disease). Dr. Dentone also co-manages LASIK. We are proud to welcome Dr. Dentone to Walnut Creek Eye Care.
Dr. Valerie Okakpu, O.D.
We are thrilled to welcome Valerie Okakpu, OD to Walnut Creek Eye Care starting in October! Dr. Okakpu was raised in Santa Clara, CA. She graduated summa cum laude with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry. Prior to that, she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Okakpu comes to us with a wide range of knowledge and experience, including primary eye care, contact lenses, and ocular disease management. She has worked alongside ophthalmologists and primary care physicians to deliver comprehensive care for patients with complex eye conditions, including the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, and macular degeneration. Dr. Okakpu also has extensive experience in providing pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing eye surgery, such as cataract removal.
Dr. Okakpu is a member of The American Optometric Association (AOA), National Optometric Association (NOA), and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.
In her free time, Dr. Okakpu enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. Beyond her culinary adventures, she also enjoys reading a good book, dancing and exploring different cultures and destinations. She is looking forward to joining the team and continuing our tradition of providing excellent eye care!