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.