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Dr. Steven Hoang

Optometrist & owner

Myope for life, blessed with young Asian looks, dad of 3, swim-bike-run-repeat




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


Optometrist Calgary

Dr. Steven Hoang

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Calgary Optometrist Bio

It all started when…

I experienced firsthand the frustrations of buying and wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses. I worked at many clinics from corporate to private. I never enjoyed the uninspiring experience and rushing people through their eye exams.


This journey led me to create an Optometrist Calgary-owned clinic called Respect Eyecare in Inglewood: a home where people can find honest care and handcrafted eyeglasses.

I trained at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science. I was President of the Canadian Association for Optometrist Students’ and Executive Committee Member of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. I had the honour of being nominated 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 chose to intern at a contact lens specialty clinic 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 was awarded with the

  • 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 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 the Optometrist Calgary owned clinic Respect Eyecare in the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood 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.


Yours truly,

Dr. Steven Hoang OD

Optometrist Calgary AB


Calgary Optometrist FAQ

What are Comprehensive Eye Exams?

A comprehensive eye exam is not just about your eyesight, glasses, or contact lenses, it is a complete holistic look at your eyes, vision and overall eye health.  

These eye exams are designed to not only treat eye disease, they are also designed to be preventative in nature for all your vision and eye health needs.  We provide recommendations on eye care, and eyeglasses and if you want a contact lens solution we do that too.  

Most importantly we partner with you for your entire eye care, and eye health journey.  

What is Ocular Diesase?

Ocular Disease is a term used to group most of the common eye health and vision issues that people face.  The majority of these diseases are attributed to older adults, but they do encompass eye diseases of all ages.  

The best prevention is regular eye exams, and proper eye health like a healthy diet, sunglasses and conscious screen time awareness. 

Decreasing your screen time can help with eye related discomfort and certain olular issues.  

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The most common types of ocular disease are age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, colour blindness, glaucoma, lazy eye, crossed eyes and ocular hypertension.   

During your comprehensive eye exam at Respect Eyecare, our team of optometrists will help you with all of your vision care-related questions.  Our goal is to become your eye care partner and help you ge the best eye care possible.  

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