Dr. Fiona Soong earned a 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 in developing new drugs.
Dr. Soong has been in practice for 21 years and believes in thorough eye examinations for the 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, certified to fit specialty lenses and administer atropine as a treatment for myopia.
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 eye care at Eyes on Sheppard.
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 my optometrist inspired me. 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, which gave me confidence, aided in my sports activities, and shaped who I am.
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 and adult’s personalities transformed, and it is these little transformations that I strive for every day!