Dr. Carmen Ou received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences with Dean’s Honours from the University of Waterloo. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree with Dean’s Honours at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo as well.
During her time as an optometry student and intern, Dr. Ou had the opportunity to work alongside numerous ophthalmologists such as cataract surgeons, retina specialists, cornea specialists and glaucoma specialists across North York, Scarborough, Vaughan and Newmarket. Her diverse training with ophthalmologists in many different subspecialties allowed her to gain a strong grasp on ocular disease management. As a result, Dr. Ou is well versed in current treatments for a wide range of diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and dry eye.
In addition to ocular disease management, Dr. Ou has extensive knowledge around specialty and soft contact lenses. She frequently participates in contact lens lectures and workshops and is certified to fit many different specialty contact lenses for myopia control, keratoconus and ocular surface diseases.
Dr. Ou has a passion for volunteer work and strongly believes in giving back to the community. In 2016, she completed a humanitarian mission to Chisinau, Moldova to provide comprehensive eye examinations and diagnose a wide variety of rare ocular diseases.
Dr. Ou prides herself on thorough patient education and believes that education is the most important aspect of quality patient care. She enjoys practicing full scope optometry and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Ask Dr. Ou about laser vision correction! She can share her personal experience and also provide both pre and post-operative care for LASIK or PRK patients. Dr. Ou is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists and is excited to serve the Thornhill community!