Dr. Alison Leung
Dr. Leung completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University majoring in Microbiology and Immunology, and Psychology. Then continued on to University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree. Upon graduation, Dr. Leung was the recipient of the COVD Award for Excellence for her dedication and strong clinical skills in vision therapy, and the GoodLite Pediatrics Award for her passion for pediatrics and special needs.
After graduation, Dr. Leung moved to Chicago to complete the Binocular Vision and Pediatrics Optometry residency program at the Illinois College of Optometry. During her residency, she was an integral part of the clinic team working in the community outreach clinic in South Chicago, the Pediatrics services at the Illinois Eye Institute and the Chicago Lighthouse working with visually impaired individuals. She has also been an eye doctor at the Junior and Special Olympics in the US, providing free eye screenings and spectacles to children with special needs.
She is passionate about working with pediatric patients and is trained in vision therapy with children, patients with developmental delays, concussion victims and stroke patients. Dr. Leung enjoys working with children to improve their quality of life, development and learning. She also has an interest working with patients with traumatic brain injury, binocular vision disorders, glaucoma and low vision.
She has been involved with the Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH) and has gone on three mission trips ( Manta and Guayaquil, Ecuador; Bemenda, Cameroon; and Chiapas, Mexico) to provide eye care to those who otherwise would not have access to it. In her free time, she likes to hike and explore Vancouver, eat yummy foods and attend vision therapy related conferences.