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Doris Chow OD

Doris Chow
Languages: English, Cantonese

Dr. Doris Chow obtained her Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing from McMaster University and then completed her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2016. She received the Helen K. Mussallem Award from McMaster University for her involvement in the Hamilton community and with the public health program with at-risk youth.

Dr. Chow also worked as a Registered Nurse in the emergency, cardiac and medicine departments. She participated in outreach programs as an R.N. providing neonatal and rural maternity care in Guatemala.

She prides herself in being able to help and coordinate patient care and engage other members of the interdisciplinary health team in the patient circle of care. Dr. Chow completed an internship at Lexington Veterans Affairs Hospital and received extensive training managing ocular diseases and providing low vision examinations.

Dr. Chow also completed internships in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, and at the University of Waterloo. Her interests include diagnosis and management of ocular disease and specialty contact lenses fitting including orthokeratology, scleral lenses and rigid gas permeable lenses.

She is proud to be an affiliate of the TLC Laser Eye Center and is able to provide pre and post-operative services to laser surgery patients.

Dr. Chow is fluent in English and Cantonese. She feels privileged to be part of Dr. Giddens team and looks forward to getting to know the community.


a3ef93d0 34de 453f b5f4 5ffd895a5f85 (1)A Letter from Dr. Ben Giddens

Hello friends, I have retired!

I had 37 years of good fun in Georgetown and loved the gift of meeting so many warm and friendly people! I am very sorry that I didn’t have the time to chat with everyone about my exact plans, and felt guilty over that at times. It was not an easy task. If anyone wants, or needs to contact me, please send an email to my office and I will reply.

I am 66 years old and still feel like I am in good health. My wife died of cancer in 2021 but I have good friends and family and a fun life. I recently moved back to Toronto which is where I grew up as a teenager. I have an active outdoor life and have many ski trips and travel plans in front of me. Lots of interests and activities to explore with an overriding sense that I am a lucky guy. I am also a grandfather now.

I have always tried to employ staff and optometrists who have a heart. I think that is where the office is at today and I hope it continues. Everyone knows their work, and the heart matters.