How can we return our precious existence to its original fundamental core—authentic interpersonal relationships amidst the joys and sorrows of living and dying, our shared humanity, the purpose and meaning of life, and the interdependent nature of reality?

– Agnes Wong, MD, PhD

Physician, Chaplain, Scientist, University Professor,
Writer, Artist, Translator, and Mom

Hi, I am Dr. Agnes Wong

Welcome to my website! In these pages, I’d like to share some of my work and engage in a meaningful dialogue with you about what it takes to live a compassionate and flourishing life.

We will explore the importance of developing positive relationships with oneself and others, finding purpose and meaning, cultivating a contemplative practice, and how they enhance our well-being, supported by ancient wisdom and modern science.

I sincerely hope that you will enjoy it and find the information relevant!

Busy blades of leaves
Distract and obliterate
The gold life bestows

Poem by Agnes Wong

Recent Blog (visual haiku & poems)

My Home Base and Official Biography

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

Physician and Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Agnes Wong, MD, PhD, is a Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She is the former Ophthalmologist-in-Chief and held the inaugural John and Melinda Thompson Chair in Vision Neuroscience for a decade.

Dr. Agnes Wong is one of a few doctors worldwide who dedicates her clinical practice to pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology—a subspecialty that handles problems of the eye, brain, nerves, and eye muscles. In addition, Dr. Wong provides medical and surgical care for children with strabismus—eye misalignment as a result of diseases of eye muscles, nerves, or the brain.

University of Toronto, Canada

Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, & Psychology at the University of Toronto

Dr. Agnes Wong is Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, where she is cross-appointed to Neurology, Psychology, Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, and Public Health. She is the former Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences. As a scientist, Dr. Wong's research focuses on strabismus, abnormal eye movements, amblyopia (lazy eye), and vision screening. She has received many peer-reviewed grants and prestigious research awards from organizations across Canada and the USA. Dr. Wong has published over 120 scientific papers and is the author of a major textbook, "Eye Movement Disorders," which has become an instant classic.

Dr. Agnes Wong also dedicates herself to the training and mentoring of future generations of physicians and scientists. She is a much sought-after speaker who has delivered hundreds of invited lectures worldwide. She received numerous teaching awards from U of Toronto and was honoured by the American Academy of Ophthalmology with an Achievement Award for her contribution to continued ophthalmic education. She is the author of "The Art and Science of Compassion, A Primer. Reflections of a Physician-Chaplain," a professional handbook for medical learners and practicing physicians to lead a healthy, compassionate, and flourishing life.

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