Co-Director of Corporate Relations
Jacqueline Theis, OD, FAAO



Dr. Theis is a Clinical Instructor at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry and is the Director of the newly founded UC Berkeley Sports Vision Institute which provides research and clinical care in post-concussion vision problems and sports vision performance. She has residency training in binocular vision, neuro-optometry, and vision therapy and performs clinical research in partnership with UC Berkeley Intercollegiate Athletics and Sports Medicine in vision changes post-concussion.

Dr. Theis works as a neuro-optometrist for Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael and Petaluma, treating patients with double vision and vision problems from systemic and neurological disease including stroke and traumatic brain injury. In addition, Dr. Theis works as a sports vision consultant, working with athletes and teams to enhance their performance. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and an active member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. She is a national lecturer in neuro-optometry and sports vision, and has a keen interest in understanding and improving visual performance.

In her free time Dr. Theis enjoys trail running, hiking, and exploring the Bay Area with her dog.


Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology
      Bucknell University

Doctor of Optometry (OD)
      UC Berkeley School of Optometry

       UC Berkeley School of Optometry
       in Binocular Vision, Neuro-Optometry and Vision Therapy

Current practice

Director, Sports Vision Institute
Clinical Instructor, School of Optometry
University of California, Berkeley
2227 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720

Kaiser Permanente - San Rafael
1033 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901


Co-Director of Corporate Relations
Meeral R. Bhakta, OD, MBA



Dr. Bhakta was raised in Rock Island, Illinois, a small town three hours west of Chicago.  She relocated to the Bay Area in 2013 and joined a private practice in the Central Valley shortly after.  In 2016, she opened Stratford Eye Care Optometry in Hayward, CA where she currently practices.  Her mission is to continue to practice at the highest professional and clinical level.  She is currently working on projects to provide vision care for those in need in her community.

In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her loving and supportive husband.  She loves to eat, dance, sing in the shower and travel.


Bachelor degree
      University of Illinois at Chicago

Doctor of Optometry
      Illinois College of Optometry

Current practice

Stratford Eye Care Optometry
1645 Industrial Pkwy W
Hayward, CA 94544