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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Valley Optometric Group a proud provider of vision care products and services in Modesto.

Dr. CharlesDr. Charles H. Daily

Dr. Daily was born in Mountain Park, Oklahoma and raised in the Modesto area, graduating from Oakdale High School in 1956. Following a year at Fresno State College, he played professional baseball for three years within the Boston Red Sox organization as a pitcher.

After completing his preoptometry education at Modesto Junior College, he entered the University of California’s School of Optometry at Berkeley, graduating in 1968. He has been in private practice for over 35 years. Dr. Daily is experienced in family vision care, contact lenses, and Lasik co-management. He is also TPA certified.

Dr. Daily enjoys living in Oakdale where he grows almonds and wine grapes.He and his wife Barbara have five children and nine grandchildren.

Dr. WarrenDr. Warren L. Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy originated from Denver, Colorado, before moving to Fremont, California where he graduated from Washington High School. After attending Ohlone College, he transferred to the University of California, Davis where he did undergraduate work. A 1977 graduate of the University of California Berkeley’s School of Optometry, he has lived and worked in Modesto since 1979. Dr. Kennedy experienced in family vision care, contact lenses, and Lasik co-management. He is also TPA certified.

Dr. Kennedy’s passions are tropical fish, raising dairy and meat goats, and collecting toy trains. He has three children and is an active member of Kiwanis of Greater Modesto.

Dr. LauraDr. Laura M. Young

Dr. Young is a native of Oakland, California and grew up in Livermore, where she graduated from high school. She attended the University of California, Davis and then went on to graduate from the University of California Berkeley’s School of Optomerty in 1977. She has been practicing optometry in Modesto since 1979. Dr.¬†Young is experienced in family vision care, contact lenses, and Lasik co-management. She is also TPA certified.

Dr. Young loves to collect cookbooks, read, do needle work and spend time with her three children she shares with her husband, Dr. Warren Kennedy.

Dr. Delma F. Zardo

Dr. Delma Zardo is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley and has been practicing in the area since 2004. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in the Biological Sciences from California State University, Stanislaus and a second Bachelor of Science degree in Vision Science from the University of California, Berkeley. In May of 2004, Dr. Zardo received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the UC Berkeley, School Of Optometry.

Dr. Zardo is passionate about providing her patients with the latest technology to improve their eyesight and ultimately their quality of life. She is trilingual, with the ability to speak English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Dr. Zardo is certified in fitting specialty contact lenses for high or irregular astigmatism, keratoconus, and post-surgical cases.

Dr. Zardo enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and their boxer, Sophie. Her hobbies include cooking gourmet recipes, reading with her children, and traveling to the coast.

KathyKathy Obermeyer N.C.L.C.

Kathy Obermeyer is our National Certified Contact Lens Technician. She is in charge of our contact lens department and handles all fittings, trainings, and follow up contact lens care . Kathy has been with our practice since 1978 and has been specializing in contact lenses for over 30 years. She enjoys working with patients, and if you are a current contact lens wearer, or are interested in contact lenses, you will be sure to meet her.





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