Dr. Debbie Luk is one of the few residency-trained and board certified Developmental Optometrists in Canada. In addition to primary care, she provides vision therapy and performs specialized testing to identify strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye) and learning-related vision problems. Dr. Luk is also experienced in treating patients with special needs, learning disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Luk graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Western Ontario. She then completed her Doctor of Optometry degree with Honours at the University of Waterloo where she served as President for four years. Upon graduation, she was presented with the prestigious American Optometric Foundation Carl Zeiss Vision Fellowship and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development Award for Clinical Excellence in Vision Therapy.
Dr. Luk’s post-doctorate studies include a Vision Therapy residency in New York City. She has also earned a certificate of Advanced Clinical Competency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation. In order to have the highest levels of knowledge and skills for treating her patients, she completed a certification process and was inducted as a Board Certified Fellow (FCOVD) of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Dr. Luk has conducted research in juvenile glaucoma and cataracts, published in the Journal of Medical Genetics, and presented posters at the Academy of Optometry Meeting. She has lectured at continuing education conferences, where she spoke about treatments for adults with double vision. Furthermore, she has taught a binocular vision laboratory to optometry students. Dr. Luk is currently a Clinical Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry.
Dr. Luk is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrist, the College of Optometrists of Alberta, the Alberta Association of Optometrists, Calgary Society of Optometrist, the College of Optometrist in Vision Development, the Optometric Extension Program Foundation and the American Optometric Foundation.
Dr. Luk is fluent in Cantonese.