jonathan dong, o.d.

doctor of optometry

working for you

There is a new wave coming. The eye care industry is massively changing with clinics becoming smarter, more sociable, and more connected with patients than ever before. And at the forefront are doctors who understand the value of an engaged patient population.

Seeking to provide family-oriented primary vision care with interest in pediatric optometry and behavioral vision. I believe educating patients should be a priority of healthcare providers, and I bring an extensive background in media and production to the table with a goal of using these skills to make more informed patients and build their trust.

clinical experience

My Little Eye Shop, LLC
Covington, WA - (August 2016 - present)

Primary care optometry at Covington Costco. Large range of age groups and refractive status. Focused on patients with specialized refractive needs, e.g. compensating and functional prism, trial frame refraction in visual impairment, referral base for refraction from local ophthalmologists.


Chicago Cornea Consultants (Internship)
Greater Chicagoland Area, IL - (Feb 2016 - May 2016)

Fit scleral and specialty RGP and hybrid designs for keratoconus and post-graft. Pre-and-post operative exams for patients after a variety of anterior segment procedures, including cataract extraction, refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, Verisyse ACIOL), corneal crosslinking, and corneal transplant (PK, DSEK, DSAEK, etc.).

Spectrios Insitute for Low Vision (Internship)
Wheaton, IL - (Nov 2015 - Feb 2016)

Performed low vision evaluations, trial frame refraction, perimetry, imaging. Trained patients in use of adaptive technology and low vision devices including Apple/iOS devices, bioptic telescopes, optical magnification, CCTV, non-optical devices.

Connecticut Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (Internship)
Newington, CT - (Aug 2015 - Nov 2015)

Treated majority geriatric population, ocular health care focus. Performed and interpreted OCT, fundus imaging, and automated perimetry for optometry and ophthalmology (retina, cataract) services.

Lawndale Christian Health Center (Internship)
Chicago, IL - (Jun 2015 - Aug 2015)

Provided comprehensive exams and patient education in a 60% Spanish-only speaking population. Engaged in care in pediatric and adult clinics.

Illinois Eye Institute (Internship)
Chicago, IL - (Aug 2013 – Feb 2016)

Clinical experience at Illinois College of Optometry. Primary Care, Contact Lens, Pediatric, Low Vision, Vision Therapy services. Provided optometric services at a Chicago Public Schools community-based clinic. Designed IEI clinic patient education materials including print and web resources distributed to 500-700 patients per month.

Clinica Cuerpo de Cristo
Tegucigalpa, Honduras - (Feb 2013, Feb 2014)

Missions work. Provided eye exams in rural locations in brigade setting, partnering with local churches, schools, and hospitals.


Digital Multimedia Production (Freelance)

Generated creative direction for imaging/video/design for commercial and private clients including fashion, editorial, commercial, and institutional imaging. Produced optometry-related video content generating over 144K hits on YouTube (and counting).  Clients include AOSA,, AOA. See more here.


Performed as musician at private and public events including Taste ofSeattle, Taste of Tacoma, private venues across the Pacific Northwest. See more here.

Illinois College of Optometry Communications and Media

Created social media content generating organic reach up to 8,696 views. Developed creative content for internal/external publications reaching over 8K alumni quarterly. See ICO Publications here.


Illinois College of Optometry
Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) 
May 2016

University of Washington
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Physiology 
June 2012


Full professional competency in English, Vietnamese, Spanish.

references available upon request

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