Staff Spotlight: Ken Eng, BS, MS, ABOC
In a small practice like ours, we spend a lot of time together and get to know each other like family. In our RSF Optometry family, we’ve been lucky enough to get to know Ken over the last 13 years. We’re excited to help him celebrate his induction into the Handball Hall of Fame this year, which is a longtime hobby of his. So you can get to know him like we do, here’s his story:
Ken was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA to a family of five children, two girls and three boys. He was first introduced to the sport of handball by a gym teacher that was nationally ranked. Ken started playing at school and the YMCA throughout high school.
He attended Cal State Northridge where he continued to play handball and compete in a club. Ken received a Masters in both Recreation and Public Administration and Educational Psychology.
After graduating, he worked for the City of Oxnard, playing handball in his free time. Moving back to Bakersfield in the 1980’s, he had a friend who was an optometrist introducing him to the world of optometry. He learned everything he knows now on the job. From reading prescriptions, making lenses, fitting frames, contact lenses and patient care. He started his own business with a partner making lenses for other optometric practices in the Taft and Fraiser Park area. After selling this business, he made his way to San Diego. He married his wife of 18 years, Adrian, in 2000 and helped raise her two children. In 2005, he joined Dr. Christensen in her 400 square foot office in Rancho Santa Fe, CA and has been an integral part of the practice ever since.
Over the years, Ken has won 4 doubles competitions and 1 singles competition. At one point, he was ranked first in his age bracket. We’re so excited for him to be inducted into the Southern California Handball Association Hall of Fame on August 4th in Covina, CA.
Starting this fall, Ken will be enjoying more of his well deserved time off from our office. He’ll continue to play handball and spend time with his 4 grandkids here in San Diego and San Francisco. Please help me in congratulating him next time you see him at the office… and even if he’s not in the office next time you’re in, he will be keeping us on our toes when he checks in!