Dr. Cindy Ho obtained her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees with Dean's Honours from the University of Waterloo and more recently obtained a PhD degree in Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia. She has done research at BC's Children's Hospital studying visual perception deficits in children with amblyopia (lazy eye) and has been involved in research at the Eye Care Centre working alongside ophthalmologists specializing in cataract surgery and corneal disease. Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Optometry & Vision Science, Journal of Vision, Vision Research, Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, and the Canadian Journal of Optometry.
Dr. Ho is also involved in question and case writing for the Canadian Examiners in Optometry which administers the national entry-to-practice board examinations in Canada. Dr. Ho enjoys seeing patients of all ages. Her special interests include: myopia control and orthokeratology; specialty contact lens fitting; visual development and pediatrics; improvement of eye coordination and alignment; and the relationship between vision and learning. Dr. Ho enjoys staying current with research on nutrition as it pertains to eye health and loves sharing knowledge on prevention of eye disease with her patients.
When she isn't working hard on her research or at the clinic, Dr. Ho enjoys snowboarding, surfing, cooking (and eating!), yoga, knitting, traveling, and spending time with her husband and son. Recent places traveled include Jamaica, Honduras, Mexico, Belize, Thailand, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Hawaii, China, and Malaysia.