Dr. Loretta Ng is a clinician, an educator and a researcher. She graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and enjoyed private practice in Vancouver, British Columbia before moving to the U.S. to complete a refractive & ocular disease residency in Oklahoma. After residency, she joined the ocular disease faculty at Southern California College of Optometry (Marshall Ketchum University) as an Assistant Professor in 2001 and work to publish original research projects while educating future optometrists. In 2007 she moved to Hawaii to become the Clinic Director of Jenkins Eye Care, a busy ophthalmology referral practice in Honolulu. In 2017 the call of academia came and she joined Western University of Health Sciences as Chief of Optometric Staff, now Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, and Associate Professor at the College of Optometry. She continues to lecture nationally and internationally and maintains involvement in clinical research. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
In her own words,
“I have the fondest memories of BVA and my residency. Drs. Henry, Britton, Holsted and Taylor were fantastic mentors and I still keep their teachings/recommendations in mind when I train optometry students. The BVA residency provided me with the training to gain my academic position at Southern California College of Optometry (now Ketchum University) and I served as their first refractive surgery liaison for the college of optometry. The residency program’s requirement to lecture was something I was initially nervous about at first but, in the end, it help me to hone my lecturing skills which was a necessity to fulfill my dream of teaching in an academic institution. I am now the instructor of record for the laser and minor surgical procedure course at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry because of my residency training. I love that I can help my students to be more confident when managing surgical and ocular disease cases because of my skills learned in Oklahoma.”