3401 Dufferin St.
North York, ON M6A 2T9


Take a moment and get to know a little bit more about our Yorkdale Eye Doctors. We love what we do and do what we love.

Each of our fantastic optometrists have been specially trained and bring another level of expertise to the practice.

Dr. Louisa Chong

Dr. Louisa Chong is the founder of Yorkdale Optometry with over 30 years of clinical experience. She achieved academic excellence in her Bachelor of Science degree and her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo, Canada. As part of her clinical training, she was selected by the university for an outreach training program at the ophthalmology department of the Prince of Wales hospital and School of Optometry at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong.

Dr. Chong’s interest in vision was inspired by her work experience at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind during her undergraduate years. After spending her summers as a youth counsellor and later as a university advisor for the visually impaired, she followed her passion to pursue in the profession of Optometry to provide early diagnosis and treatment of ocular conditions and diseases.

Throughout her clinical years, her patients receive comprehensive eye examinations with the aid of computerized instruments and advanced retinal imaging technology. She is highly skilled with her refractive techniques in the determination of prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Dr. Chong’s expertise is in dry eye treatment, the detection of cataracts, and retinal pathology. She enjoys educating and communicating with her patients to enhance their understanding of eye anatomy and to promote healthy eye management. At Yorkdale clinic, Dr. Chong has mentored many students with high standards of training.

Dr. Chong is a member of the College of Optometry of Ontario, Canadian Association of Optometrists, and Ontario Association of Optometrists. She is affiliated with the Bochner Eye Institute, TLC Laser Eye Center, and North Toronto Eye Care. She is fluent in English and Cantonese.

Dr. Peter Gautier

Dr. Peter Gautier graduated from University of Waterloo School of Optometry and has had the privilege of practicing optometry in Toronto for over 20 years. Born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised on the island of Montreal, Quebec, he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry at McGill University.

To complete his optometric training, Dr. Gautier was selected to have his externship in Hong Kong. He completed rotations at the Prince of Wales hospital in Shatin, School of Optometry at the Polytechnic University, and at the private ophthalmology clinic owned by Dr. Victor Woo.

Dr Gautier’s professional interests include using up-to-date technology for enhanced ocular imaging and fitting contact lenses with newer materials and designs, including multifocal lenses. His professional affiliations include membership in the International Optometric Honor Fraternity, Beta Sigma Kappa, Ontario Association of Optometrists, and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

After graduating from optometry, he lived in Ottawa briefly and then moved to the Toronto area where he met his wife. He enjoys watching his two sons play sports (hockey, lacrosse, and karate) and listening to them play music. He is of French, Irish, and Scottish heritage, and fluent in English and French.

Dr Michelle Wong

Dr. Michelle Wong received her Doctor of Optometry in 2002 from the University of Waterloo with the distinction of the Dean’s Honour List and has been practicing full scope optometry with Yorkdale Optometry since graduation. During this time, she has established herself as a specialist in the areas of diagnosis and management of ocular diseases, contact lens evaluation, refractive eye surgery consultation, and dry eyes treatments. She has received multiple awards and scholarships including the Award in Ocular Pharmacology, Biomedical Contact Lens Award, Alcon Award in Ocular Physiology & Pharmacology, Provost Incentive Award, Lyle/Fisher/Bobier Research Award, and the American Optical Scholarship.

Dr. Wong believes in thorough eye examinations for prevention of disease and vision loss at all ages. She takes pride in spending time in addressing her patients’ concerns and enjoys educating and counselling patients, whether it is about eyeglass options, contact lenses, or specific ocular diseases and treatment options.

She completed her ocular disease and therapeutic management externship at Baltimore’s OMNI Eye Specialist, a leading centre in the treatment of cataracts, laser vision correction, paediatrics, retinal, corneal disease, and glaucoma. She also had the privilege of acting as the principal optometrist for a mission trip to Morocco with Voluntarios de Santa Cruz in 2008.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Wong enjoys reading, exploring nature, hiking, and travelling with her husband and two sons.

Dr Jessica Chong

Dr. Jessica Chong graduated from the University of Waterloo receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree with Dean’s Honours. She is currently a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and Ontario Association of Optometrists. She completed her clinical rotations in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she gained experience in primary care, pediatrics, contact lens fitting, and dry eye management. Dr. J. Chong received extensive ocular disease training at the GEM Clinic, during which time, she worked alongside glaucoma specialists and cataract surgeons to comanage patients with advanced ocular conditions and perform pre/post-operative assessments. Dr. J. Chong utilizes her refined clinical skills to provide high-quality patient-centered care.

During her studies, Dr. J. Chong participated in an outreach program to Jamaica where she performed optometric screenings and assisted in the donation of glasses to rural communities which did not have regular access to eye care. In addition, she worked with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) to create a program that helped children with vision loss achieve their goals by learning adaptations to maintain their independence. These experiences serve as reminders of the impact optometry has outside of clinical settings and continue to inspire Dr. J. Chong to give back to the community, both locally and internationally.

Dr. J. Chong is a strong believer in patient education and ensures her patients are well informed and involved in the decision-making process of their care management. She provides information and recommendations on the latest lens designs and treatment options in order to optimize vision and comfort. Dr. J. Chong is committed to providing comprehensive ocular examinations to patients of all ages. She has special interests in pediatrics and ocular disease management and strives to ensure every patient receives premium eye care.

Dr Tien Ren

Dr. Gao received his Honours Bachelor of Science with Joint Honours Music degree from the University of Waterloo. He continued his education in Waterloo by attending the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry where he graduated as a member of the class of 2020.

Dr. Gao was first introduced to the Cello when he was 7 years old. His love for classical music prompted him to learn about music theory, music history and Western culture. He continued his studies for music into his time at the University of Waterloo where he would learn about music in film, music production, acapella, jazz and hip-hop. Every genre of music carried an insight into a new culture and Dr. Gao was hooked. When considering careers, Dr. Gao wanted something that gave back to the world and allowed travelling and the exploration of new cultures. This landed him at the doors of optometry.

During optometry school, Dr. Gao attended an American Optometric Association’s Optometry Meets event as an international (Canadian) student in Washington D.C. in 2017, participated in a humanitarian mission with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) in Straseni, Moldova in 2018, participated in a humanitarian mission in Tepehuanes, Mexico in 2019, and started an internship at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong’s Optometry Clinic in 2019 before world events abruptly intervened. Prior to graduating in 2020, Dr. Gao also studied under the Ophthalmologists at the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

Dr. Gao is committed to providing comprehensive eye care to patients of any and all walks of life. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the College of Optometrists of Ontario, and the Ontario Association of Optometrists.

To relax, Dr. Gao enjoys all forms of music in any genre, bouldering, breakdancing, hiking, camping, travelling and a lot of reading. Dr. Gao is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Dr. Kim Le

Born and raised in Toronto, Dr. Le quickly began her journey into Optometry even before completing her undergraduate degree and was able to receive her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Waterloo alongside her Doctorate of Optometry as a part of the class of 2023. She is currently a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Ontario Association of Optometrists, and the College of Optometrists of Ontario.

She completed her clinical rotations in Toronto, Ontario at sites focused on Dry Eye Management, Myopia Control, and Low Vision while expanding her knowledge on primary care with a high volume of glaucoma patients, and contact lenses. With a particular passion for myopia control and dry eye, she spends a great deal of her time keeping up with the latest studies for new approaches of management. Dr. Le is committed to providing outstanding patient-centred care for all and focuses on educating patients thoroughly so they can get involved and make the most well-informed decision. She believes each person deserves the best care customized for their own unique needs.

Outside of Optometry, Dr. Le enjoys travelling, video games, photography and karaoke. She is fluent in English, Vietnamese, and Korean. 

Dr. Clifton Cheng

Dr. Cheng obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo with Dean’s Honours. At the University of Waterloo, he completed an advanced rotation in the Ocular Disease and Imaging Clinic, where he routinely managed conditions such as dry eye, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, along with ocular emergencies.

During his training, he completed his ocular disease externship with optometrists and ophthalmologists in Newmarket, Ontario, where he gained further experience managing ocular disease and collaborating with other healthcare professionals. He also gained experience working with paediatric patients, managing binocular vision abnormalities, and in myopia control while at his primary care externship in Markham, Ontario.

Dr. Cheng enjoys providing optometric services for patients of all ages in either English or Cantonese, and has a special interest in dry eye management, myopia control and contact lenses. In his spare time, Dr. Cheng enjoys watching sports, cooking and biking.

3401 Dufferin St.
North York, ON M6A 2T9