National Board of Examiners in Optometry
Dr. Ng completed her bachelor of science degree at the University of Washington-Seattle and received her doctorate in optometry from the University of California-Berkeley. She completed internships at the American Lake Veterans Affairs Hospital in Tacoma, Wash.; Hayward Wellness Center in Hayward, Calif.; and Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif. Before joining The Polyclinic, Dr. Ng practiced at Oceanclear Eyecare in Renton, Wash.
“First and foremost, I’ve always had a strong desire to help others and connect with them on a personal level. I love forming meaningful connections with patients and educating them about their eyes as they change over time. My interest in optometry stems from a life of wearing glasses to correct myopia (nearsightedness), as well as my undergraduate major in neurobiology.”
“My favorite subject in neurobiology was learning about the sensory systems, like sight, touch, or hearing. Our sense of sight takes up the highest percentage of cortical space of any sensory system, by far! I was intrigued by this fact, so I continued pursuing the multi-faceted and highly complex sense of sight in both my studies and lab research. After several years of bench work, I learned that I wanted to help people more directly, in one-on-one interaction. I began evaluating the healthcare professions, and this is how I found optometry to be the perfect blend of science, art, and above all, meaningful and lasting rapport with patients on a daily basis.”
Dr. Ng’s clinical interests include digital eyestrain and focusing issues in adults and children, pediatric optometry, orthokeratology and fitting soft multifocals for myopia control, contact lens fittings for presbyopia and multifocal soft lenses and monovision.
Outside of work, Dr. Ng enjoys drawing and arts and crafts, and thinking or reading about ways to be original and creative. A Seattle-area native, she enjoys running and exploring new plant-filled areas on foot, trying new coffee shops and cuisines around the world, and spending time with her husband, friends, and family.
“My goal is to provide comprehensive eye care for all ages and backgrounds, with compassion and careful regard for the changes that our visual system undergoes throughout life. I believe in practicing to the highest level of clinical care, and in patient education about the latest eye care research and technology.”
- Every semester, I speak to local high school students about optometry and encourage them to become involved in the health care field.
- As an optometry student, I was a graduate student instructor (GSI) for a class in the Integrative Biology department, Medical Ethnobotany. This class was the perfect combination of four aspects of life that I enjoy: Plants, medicine, drawing, and being outside in nature. Each weekend, we would go up to the UC Botanical Gardens and sketch plants and learn different physiological attributes and medicinal properties about them.
- King County Optometric Society Membership Co-Chair
- King County Optometric Society
- Optometric Physicians of Washington
- American Optometric Association
- Volunteer activities such as the Special Olympics
- Participates in elementary school vision screenings throughout the Puget Sound area