The professionals at In Vision take the time to give you the best quality eye care possible. Our doctor keeps up-to-date by attending ongoing courses, keeping her informed of the latest technology and stimulating her with ideas for new and expanded services. Dr Hafen Since acquiring In Vision in 1986, Dr. Jane Hafen has built a solid reputation in the Bay Area for professional excellence in eye care. Her specialy interest is in contact lenses. She welcomes the difficult to fit and those who have been unable to be successfully fit in the past.
Dr. Hafen received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1984 and taught at UC Berkeley School of Optometry from 1989-1994 in the subjects of Advanced Diagnostic Procedures Lab and as a Clinical Instructor. She gave a number of lectures including a Grand Rounds presentation in 1991 and a practice management lecture in 1992. She has continually mentored students in her office allowing them to experience life in an optometric practice, practice management issues and lets them observe interesting findings.
Dr. Hafen participated as an expert examiner for both the State and National Boardsí Licensure Exam. She was named "Optometrist of the Year" by the Alameda-Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society in 2002. Jane serves on the ACCCOS Emergency Doctors Panel and has volunteered to see patients in local doctors offices when they have suddenly become disabled and temporarily cannot practice.
During 1983 and 1984, Jane served as an advisor to the Berkeley Head Start Program advised the coordinator on the continuation of vision screening programs and had responsibilities in teacher education in the detection of possible vision problems needing referral. In 1994 she lectured on Cataract, Glaucoma and the Aging Eye for the San Leandro Senior Center. Through her affiliation with the ACCCOS she has been involved in advising the MCT Vision Screening Program that screens 45,000 school age children each year. She has also been involved the California Vision Project and Vision USA and sees a number of patients for free. Jane also collects hundreds glasses for missions to Cambodia and VOSH.
Dr. Hafen is active in her community and her sonís school. She mentored an ďat riskĒ student through Youth Bridge for which she got recognition from U.S. Senator Barbara Lee in 2000. She has served on the Crownridge Homeowners Association Pool Committee 1999 to present (chairperson 2001and 2003). She has also served on the Crownridge Homeowners Association Finance Committee 2001 and 2002 analyzing budgets, expenditures, and capital improvement projections. At Aurora School she volunteered 8 hours a month in the classroom, has worked on Book Fairs, Multicultural Night, Trivia Contest, Halloween Carnival, numerous field trips, raffle sales, etc. Now with her son at Redwood Christian Schools she has volunteered to do vision screenings and help with Jog-A-Thon. Most years she teaches the children in her sonís class about the eye and vision. She served on the Health Advisory Committee for then Assemblywoman Barbara Lee in 1992-1994. This Committee advised Barbara Lee on community health issues including TB and AIDS Education and access to services. In 2007 she was a volunteer doctor for the Special Olympics held in Berkeley.
Her memberships include the American Optometric Association (AOA), AOA Contact Lens Section, California Optometric Association, Oakland Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau, and she served for many years on the Board of Directors for the Alameda-Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society. She currently is on the California Optometric Insurance Services Board.
She lives in Oakland with her husband, Jef and son, Clayton. Her leisure activities include travel, camping, reading and digital crafts.