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Who We Are

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Dr Steven Hoang

Optometrist & owner

Myope for life, blessed with young Asian looks, dad of 2, swim-bike-run-repeat




Glasses guru, podcast extraordinaire,
lactose intolerant denial, speed walker 


More on our Calgary Optometrist

Dr. Steven Hoang


It all started when…

I experienced first hand the frustrations of buying and wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses. I worked in many clinical settings from corporate and private optical to private and group clinics as a Calgary Optometrist. I never enjoyed rushing people through sterile environments for their eye exam.


This journey led me to create Respect Eyecare + Eyewear: a home where people can find honest care and handmade eyeglasses.

I studied at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science for my Doctor of Optometry degree. I was President of our Canadian Association for Optometrist Students’ and Executive Committee Member of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. I had the honour of being asked by my professors to return as an alumnus speaker for the honorary White Coat Ceremony.

My clinical training consisted of volunteering internationally on eyecare mission trips to Peru and Guatemala. I had the privilege of interning at a contact lens specialty clinic Richard Lindsay and Associates in Melbourne, Australia. I attended professional development lectures hosted by the headquarters of Johnson and Johnson, Alcon, Bausch and Lomb, and Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB).

I have been awarded with the following honors from The University of Waterloo:

  • Canadian Association of Optometrists Dr. Margaret Hansen des Groseilliers Award

  • American Optometric Foundation J. Pat Cummings Fellowship

  • Faculty of Science Foundation Educational Travel Award

I have served at Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) offering free eye exams in Calgary to low income residents as part of a multi-disciplinary health provider. I am the Canadian content writer for Covalent Careers and have contributed to articles to the Alberta Association of Optometrists. I enjoy all parts of a practicing as an Optometrist in Calgary: routine exams, eye emergencies, kids exams.

My particular interests are

  • assessing and treating dry eyes,

  • myopia control, and

  • specialty contact lenses fitting including RGP, mini-scleral, hybrid, keratoconus, multifocal, and astigmatism.

I chose to open this Calgary optometry clinic in the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood in Calgary because of the unique community of people that make it rich in character and charm. I genuinely enjoy serving as the local optometrist in Calgary and look forward to helping you with your vision and eyewear needs.


Yours truly,

Dr. Steven Hoang OD