Dr. Fiona Soong earned Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo. She is the recipient of the Canadian Association of Optometrists Award of Merit for contributions to the profession. She is also the recipient of the Central Optical Award for Excellence in Special Studies which derived from her Research at the Hospital for Sick Children. She was recognized for her work as the Community Lead on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and is a Principal Scientist at Inflamax Research, a private Clinical Research Organization that specializes developing new drugs for Dry Eye Syndrome, Allergy and testing new Contact Lens materials.
Dr. Soong has been in practice for 21 years. Dr. Soong believes in thorough eye examinations for prevention of disease and vision loss at all ages. She is committed to quality and innovative eye care based on a foundation of caring and education. She is an ADVOCATE of children’s vision and is certified to fit orthokeratology, and multifocal/bifocal lenses as a means to reduce the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) and prescribe atropine treatments. She is highly experienced in contact lens fitting of both soft and rigid gas permeable lenses for specialty conditions including high astigmatism, keratoconus and myopia control. She is also certified in fitting Chromagen lenses for Dyslexia and Colour Deficiency as well as managing post-surgery patients for LASIK, PRK and Cataracts. She leads the clinical trials of new products in eyecare at Eyes on Sheppard Optometric clinic.
Dr. Soong was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Toronto. She participated in an internship in Philadelphia, Hearst (northern Toronto) where she practiced conversational French, and at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Dr. Soong speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese and conversational French.
A word from Dr. Soong
I became a Doctor of Optometry because I was inspired by my own optometrist. At the age of 10 years, I received my first pair of glasses, I couldn’t believe I could see details of the leaves on the trees or the signs down the street that I never thought was possible. As a teenager, my optometrist fitted me with contact lenses, it gave me confidence and aided my sports activities that it shaped who I became. When I examine patients, I strive to be this “Superhero” to them, to provide them with sight and good health that changes their whole outlook on life. I have seen children’s personalities transformed when they gain the gift of sight through glasses, the smile on people’s faces when gain the gift of sight without glasses, the elation of parents when they realize they brought their child in at a pivotal time in their development to prevent getting a lazy eye and the success an adult feels when they see the changes in blood vessels at the back of the eye due to their commitment in changing diet and exercise routines to better their health. It is these little transformations that I strive for everyday!