Thomas Wong, OD

Associate Clinical Professor
Languages: English, Italian, Latin, Spanish
Specialties: Primary Eye Care

Bio

Thomas A. Wong, OD is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Education at SUNY Optometry serving both as the Director of Clinical Externships and Director of New Technologies. He is the former Chief of Adult & Pediatric Primary Eye Care at the University Eye Center. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (GU) and the SUNY College of Optometry. Prior to becoming a faculty member at SUNY Optometry he served as the Optometry-Chief at Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States (DC-Maryland-Virginia) .

Dr. Wong is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and has served on numerous American Optometric Association (AOA) committees. He has received numerous awards from the AOA, New York State Optometric Association (NYSOA), Maryland Optometric Association, SUNY Col-lege of Optometry, and Georgetown University. He is a past President of both the Maryland Opto-metric Association, and the Optometric Society of D.C. He has spoken nationally on the topics of Medical Ethics, Technology & Innovations in Eye Care, Ocular Disease, Mobile Health Apps, and Contact Lenses.

Dr. Wong serves as a Senator on the GU Board of Governors where he serves on their Diversity Equity & Inclusion committee, and Georgetown University’s Boards for both Athletics and Men’s Basketball. He is currently the chair of the ASCO Education Technology SIG and a member of both the ASCO Ethics & Externship Directors SIGs. He a member of the AOA's Strategic Communications committee, and formerly a representative to the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Consortium for Performance Im-provement (PCPI) and advisory panel for eye care measures (both have committees were terminated in 2021).

Dr. Wong is an active volunteer helping to provide eye examinations for the Georgetown Scholar-ship Program, Washington Jesuit Academy, Cristo Rey High Schools, Harlem United, and Chicago Scholars.

Specialities

  • Primary Eye Care

Education

  • OD, Doctor of Optometry, SUNY College of Optometry, 1989
  • BS, Biology, Georgetown University, 1982

Awards/Honors

  • William Gaston Award, 2012
  • Gregory Carroll Award, 2011
  • SUNY Opometry Alumnus of the Year, 2006
  • Maryland Optometrist of the Year, 2004
  • NYSOA Auxiliary Award, 1989

Professional Experience

  • Associate Clinical Professor, SUNY Optometry, 2018 - Present
  • Director of Clinical Externships, SUNY Optometry, 2017 - Present
  • Director of New Technologies, SUNY Optometry, 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY Optometry, 2011 - 2018
  • Chief of Adult & Pediatric Primary Eye Care Services, SUNY Optometry, 2011 - 2015
  • Chief of Optometry, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States, 2000 - 2010
  • Adjunct Faculty--Assistant Clinical Instructor, Prince Georges Community College, 1998 - 2010

Research Interests

Wavefront Aberrometry, Corneal Ectasia, Medical Imaging, New Drug Delivery Systems, Myopia Control, Glaucoma, Retina.

Clinical Interests

Primary Eye Care, Contact Lenses, Glaucoma, Myopia Control, Retinal Disease.

Publications

  • Corneal Hysteresis and Biomechanics Growing in Diagnostic Importance, 2022
  • New Drug Delivery System Aims to Improve Adherence, Optometry Times 2021
  • The Ins and Outs of Wavefront Aberrometry, Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses 2018
  • AI for DR: The Digital Doctor Will See You Now., Review of Optometry 2018
  • Eye Care Analytics: A New Paradigm for Primary Eye Care, Advanced Ocular Care 8 (4): 65-8 65-8, 2017

Presentations

  • 7. Defining The Future of Optometric Education: Hacking Clinical Teaching & Education: Practical Advice, 2018
    Keynote/Plenary Address
  • Clinical Applications of Wavefront Aberrometry & Medical Imaging, 2017
    Keynote/Plenary Address
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