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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Thomas Brenner, O.D. a proud provider of vision care products and services in Auburn.

Dr. ThomasThomas Brenner, O.D.

Dr. Brenner graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1972 and served there as a clinic instructor until 1978. He began his practice in Auburn in 1979. He is an active member of the Lions Club and he has done annual missions with The Flying Doctors caring for needy people in Mexico since 1991. Also he enjoys running, biking, racquetball, and skiing.

Tiffany Chin, OD

We are very excited to introduce our newest optometrist, Dr. Tiffany Chin. She received her bachelor of science degree in biology from UC Santa Barbara and her doctor of optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. As a student she travelled to Honduras and Nicaragua to provide eyecare to the underprivileged.

She was raised in Oakland and she is very much enjoying the Auburn small town atmosphere and getting to know our patients. She has been a big hit!

In her spare time Dr. Chin like to travel, watch sports, and hang out with family and friends.


Angie is an optometric technician and office manager who has been with us since 1998. Prior to that she worked four years as an office manager in a chiropractic office. She offers lots of expertise and a good cheer to make your eye exam a pleasant experience. She enjoys early morning gym workouts, and watching her grandson play baseball and basketball.


Cheryl is a registered optometric technician who has been with us since 2004. She has 10 years of optical experience and with her great sense of style she is able to help our patients select just the right frame. She enjoys collecting antiques and other treasures.


Francine has 20 years experience as an optometric technician. She is extremely capable in all areas of the office, but her favorite is helping patients select that perfect frame style.

In her free time she enjoys hiking and can boast of enjoying the view each year from the top of Yosemite’s Half Dome.


Deborah first joined our practice as an optometric technician in 1988. She left in 1996 and moved to Idaho to care for elderly and terminally ill patients. She returned to Susanville, California in 2001 where she again worked in optometry for 10 years before moving back to Auburn. Her favorite time in the office is seeing the smile when people first see their new eyewear.

Her greatest personal joy is hanging out with her grandchildren, Lily and Nathan. She enjoys genealogy research, cooking and baking, hiking and camping, gold panning, and travelling.


Connie brings a wealth of experience to our office. She has been an optician since 1984 and spent her entire career working with one optometrist in Folsom, who recently retired. Her favorite part of optometry is interacting with people and making their experience special.

She enjoys travelling and spending time with her family, especially her two granddaughters.