Erwin Wong, O.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Wong joined the College in January 2005. He teaches in the professional and graduate programs and is Principal Investigator of the NIH National Eye Institute funded research project entitled, “Extrastriate Visual Cortex Deficits in Amblyopia.” Dr. Wong is from Honolulu, Hawaii and received his undergraduate education from the University of Hawaii and professional education from the Southern California College of Optometry. Following a decade of clinical practice in ophthalmology and multidisciplinary medical clinics in Oregon, California and Hawaii, Dr. Wong served as an instructor at the University of Auckland Department of Optometry, New Zealand. He then received his graduate education from the University of Houston College of Optometry, earning a Ph.D. in physiological optics in May 2003. His postdoctoral research was completed at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry and continues at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Wong’s research involves using visual psychophysics and functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the neural mechanisms of first-order and second-order spatial vision, and visual cognition in normal and amblyopic humans. His research contributes to basic and clinical vision science. Dr. Wong’s teaching interests include didactic and clinical instruction in the areas of visual development and amblyopia, visual psychophysics, and cognitive neuroscience.
Dr. Erwin Wong