Dr. Fung was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, where he graduated from University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry in 1993 followed by an additional Bachelor of Science degree (with honours) in human physiology in 1994. Fascinated by the complexity of the human visual system, optics, and personally experiencing the reliance on glasses while growing up, he was able to combine his passion and interests by furthering his education and obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 1998. During his studies, he was very active in current student affairs and served as President for the Optometry Student Association for three years. He continues to be affiliated with the University of Waterloo, by holding the position of adjunct clinical professor and devoting his clinic to optometry interns as a teaching facility. From 2000-2002, Dr. Fung served as Chief Optometrist for a national laser vision correction centre in Edmonton, and currently is an external consultant for LasikMD in Calgary.
After encountering a significant number of people suffering from Dry Eyes without adequate treatment, Dr. Fung began to make the treatment of Dry Eyes in Calgary and surrounding area a core focus and founded the Calgary Dry Eye Treatment Centre on Macleod Trail. Dr. Fung integrates the treatment of Dry Eyes with his overall holistic approach to full-scope primary eye care for the entire family. The goal is to provide as much preventative eye care. When it comes to dry eyes, this means. Amongst other things, sourcing and providing his patients with the most effective and bio-available omega-3 supplements available.
In his free time, Dr. Fung continues to combine various aspects of his work with play and can be seen on the baseball diamonds coaching his son’s Calgary South Division 8 Little League baseball team or enjoying his various sports interests from skiing to golf. He is an avid photographer and is rarely seen without his camera.
Dr. Fung is currently an active member of the Alberta College of Optometrists, Alberta Association of Optometrists, Calgary Society of Optometrists, and Canadian Association of Optometrists and sits on the committees for the Canadian Examiners in Optometry and the Occupational Vision Care safety eyewear program for the Alberta Association of Optometrists.
Even though Dr. Fung is fluent in English, he is able to provide his services to his Cantonese-speaking patients when the opportunity arises.