Dr. Yang earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at University of Waterloo School of Optometry. He graduated in 2013 on the Dean’s Honours list. With a keen interest in managing eye diseases such as glaucoma and complications from diabetes, Dr. Yang traveled to Oklahoma for a clinical externship at Jack C. Montgomery Hospital. He had also practiced optometry in Waterloo, Oakville and Vancouver to gain further experiences providing comprehensive eye exams.
Dr. Yang received the Vision Care Institute award for a paper he wrote on contact lens fitting, and an Allergan award for a paper on dry eye and allergies. Upon graduation, Dr. Yang joined the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo. He is involved in studies that examined the performance of novel contact lens materials, special contact lenses that can slow the progression of nearsightedness in children, and medications for post surgical care of patients undergoing laser eye surgery. After returning to private practice, he still spends part of his week researching at CORE.
Dr. Yang is fluent in Mandarin and studied as an exchange student at Fudan University, an university in China known for academic excellence. Dr. Yang has volunteered with a group of doctors to Mexico, providing eye care to the local residents of Zihuatanejo. Dr. Yang is an invited expert speaker on CTV, CBC The National, and CBC radio to discuss children’s eye health and myopia control. He has been featured on Global News, the Toronto Star, and he has published on the medical Journal Eye, which is part of the Nature group of scientific journals.