Alumni Board Member
Class of 1978
Dr. Vicki L. Hughes studied physiology and physiological optics where she received her B.S. at the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry in 1978.
Dr. Hughes is a past president and long time board member of the National Optometric Association. One of her bestowed honors was the National Optometric Association’s Founders’ Award for her outstanding contributions to the Optometric profession and humanity.
As an Optometrist at Kaiser Permanente in the Bay Area for the past thirty-seven years, she has also served the community, specifically speaking to the underserved and underrepresented population on the risks of the “Three Silent Killers:” Diabetes, Hypertension and Glaucoma. Prior to her position at Kaiser, she was in private practice specializing in orthokeratology in San Francisco.
Dr. Hughes continues to contribute by writing and editing articles, and photographing events for the NOA Sightline online newsletter and website. Her photos have appeared in novels and television documentaries.
As a current UC Berkeley Optometry Alumni Board member, her focus is on increasing the diversity and people of color in Berkeley’s School of Optometry and the Optometric profession.
Her hobbies include: photography, designing and making jewelry, writing, hiking and traveling.