Dr. Ying Zhao

Dr. Ying Zhao


Dr. Ying Zhao is currently on maternity leave and plans to return late Spring 2024.

Dr. Ying Zhao is an Associate Optometrist at Avenue Eyecare. In this role, she provides comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages, and has a particular interest in contact lenses. She has a wide array of knowledge on various disposable soft contact lenses, and is also certified to fit orthokeratology (“Ortho K”) lenses for myopia control.

Dr. Zhao obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Systems Biology from the University of Toronto and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley. During optometry school training, she completed clinical rotations in low vision, binocular vision, and contact lens at the Meredith Morgan Eye Center in Berkeley, California. In addition, Dr. Zhao has worked with renowned optometrists at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs and Palo Alto Veterans Affairs medical centers which strengthened her knowledge and experience with ocular diseases. Upon graduation, Dr. Zhao entered the retail industry and worked in the position of Managing Optometrist at Eyexam of California, a role she held before moving back to Vancouver.

In her spare time, you can find Dr. Zhao blogging about optometry and attending yoga classes.

Special Interests

  • Primary Eyecare
  • Orthokeratology and Myopia Management

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin