Tom Chang MD is the founder of Acuity Eye Care with multiple locations across California. He also founded the Retina Institute of California in 2005 to study retinal diseases. Dr. Chang has long been a leader in breakthrough treatments of serious eye conditions. He has also developed improved treatment methods for typical eye exams. Patients who schedule eye exams with Acuity Eye Care no longer need to have their eyes dilated.
Tom Chang MD Proposes Solution to Missed Eye Exams
The earlier an ophthalmologist such as Dr. Chang catches an abnormality, the better the patient’s treatment outcome. Unfortunately, too many patients put off routine eye appointments due to the need to dilate their eyes. While dilation is necessary for optometrists to view the entire eye, it can be uncomfortable and inconvenient for patients. The typical patient still deals with blurry or sensitive vision for several hours after the appointment.
He understands patient concerns and has created a minimally invasive alternative. The method still allows optometrists and ophthalmologists to obtain the health data they need while patients remain comfortable. A typical appointment at Acuity Eye Centers started by Tom Chang MD takes 30 minutes or less to complete.
Dr. Chang uses a method called Acuity360 to check the health of a patient’s eyes with help from a technician. This simple and non-invasive method allows him to check for signs of the following:
- Macular degeneration
- Thyroid disorders
Tom Chang MD has worked hard to ensure patients do not experience long wait times for appointments or results. Patients build long-term relationships with Acuity eye care professionals because of this. Another way he improves the patient experience is by making sure patients have continuity of care. Doctors within the practice work together to serve and monitor patients at all phases of their eye care journey.
Tom Chang MD Specializes in the Treatment of Retinal Diseases
Diagnosing and treating retinal disease requires extensive education and experience. Dr. Chang has worked in this specialty area for more than 20 years. While earning his medical degree at the University of Toronto, he completed three fellowships in ophthalmology. His fellowships covered the areas of vitreoretinal surgery, macular disease, and ophthalmologic pathology.
Dr. Chang worked for five years as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia. From there, he spent six years as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute. He also served as the Director of Retina Fellowship at Doheny. He launched Acuity Eye Centers after spending 11 years in professor roles.
Tom Chang MD continues to be a sought-after speaker and has given over 120 lectures around the world. He has contributed to more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and serves on the advisory board of several Fortune 500 organizations. His clinical interests include diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.