Meet the Doctor
Dr. Iris Jiachang Shen
Dr. Iris Jiachang Shen completed her Optometry degree with 1st class honors and graduated on the Dean’s Honors List in 2013. Her residency at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University was focused on specialty contact lens fitting, including orthokeratology. There she gained experience in near-sightedness control and ocular diseases commonly seen in eyes with high prescriptions.
In 2015, Dr. Shen completed the International Optometry Bridging Program at the University of Waterloo, furthering her knowledge in diagnosis and management of ocular disease with therapeutic pharmaceutical agents (TPAs).
Dr. Shen is passionate about promoting eye health and contributing to the community. She tutored Optometry students in clinical labs while working in Hong Kong. She also led a group of Optometry students on a service trip to rural China in 2014, where they provided complimentary eye care and distributed eyeglass donations.
Her research project studying the accuracy of a portable and affordable device that could be applied to measure prescriptions on rural service trips was presented at the annual American Academy of Optometry meeting in 2016.
Iris was born in China and lived in Hong Kong for about eight years. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She is board-certified to practice both in Hong Kong and Canada. A member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and Canadian Association of Optometrists.