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Shannon Wong, MD
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About Our Ophthalmologists (Eye MDs) at Austin Eye

Shannon Wong, MD

Dr. Shannon Wong is one of Austin’s most experienced ophthalmologists performing surgical vision correction procedures. He has performed well over 6000 laser vision correction procedures and 7000 cataract and refractive lens procedures. He has performed vision correction surgery for his wife, his father – Mitchel Wong, MD – relatives, neighbors, physicians, politicians, actors, television and media personalities, professional and Olympic athletes. His commitment to providing the highest quality care for each patient involves using the most advanced technology. Importantly each patient that Dr. Shannon Wong sees will have their consultation and preoperative counseling, preoperative exam, surgery and each postoperative exam done by Dr. Shannon Wong. This continuity of care is essential to obtaining the best results possible.

Dr. Shannon Wong is an Austin native. He graduated from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin. He received his undergraduate degree from Rice University in Houston, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX before beginning his Internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA. His residency in ophthalmology was completed at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA where he was also the Chief Resident in Ophthalmology. He is past Chief of Ophthalmology at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin.

Austin Eye was the first practice to perform LASIK in Austin in 1995. Drs Mitchel and Shannon Wong have continued to stay at the leading edge of surgical vision correction technology. They were the first ophthalmologists providing iLASIK in the Austin area. The iLASIK (bladeless LASIK) procedure used in combination with the VISX S4 IR laser allows the safest, most accurate vision correction possible. Custom iLASIK allows Dr. Shannon Wong to utilize wavefront technology to deliver the most accurate laser treatment for vision correction.

In addition to Custom iLASIK, Dr. Shannon Wong routinely performs cataract and refractive lens surgery. Most procedures are done at the Austin Eye Laser and Surgicenter located at 11901 Jollyville Road. Since 2004, he has been using advanced technology lens implants to enable seamless vision far, near and in-between without glasses. Bausch and Lomb has recognized Austin Eye – Shannon Wong and Mitchel Wong – as a cataract surgery center of excellence due to their vast experience with the Crystalens implant used in cataract surgery. Over the past 10 years, he has used advanced technology lenses in thousands of patients with excellent results to date. In 2012, Dr. Shannon Wong performed the first laser cataract surgery procedure in Austin. Laser cataract surgery is designed to make cataract surgery outcomes more precise, predictable and safe.

Dr. Wong performs routine eye exams, fits contact lenses and glasses, and treats the full-spectrum of medical and surgical eye conditions including glaucoma, dry eyes, macular degeneration and diabetic-related eye disease.

Dr. Shannon Wong has been recognized by the Summit Autonomous Society for ranking among the highest volume LASIK surgeons in the United States. He has been recognized by the Intralase Corporation as a pioneer in iLASIK surgery. His expertise in surgical vision correction has been featured in news reports in the Austin American Statesman, the Austin Business Journal, Fox 7 News, KXAN news, KVUE news and in Austin Home and Living Magazine numerous times over the past 20 years. Austin Monthly magazine recognized Shannon Wong as a “Top Doctor” in Ophthalmology in 2012. Texas Monthly magazine selected Dr. Shannon Wong as an Ophthalmology “Super Doctor” in every year from 2012-2016.

Dr. Shannon Wong (fourth from the right), his wife Betty Wong (left), his parents – Dr. Mitchel and Rose T. Wong (far right) and their children and grandchildren.

In 2016, Dr. Shannon Wong and his wife Betty along with his parents – Dr. Mitchel and Rose T. Wong – and his brothers made a transformative gift to the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School to found the Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute (MSWEI). The mission of the MSWEI is to create a world-renowned center where doctors learn and provide and patients receive the finest medical and surgical eye care possible, where research leads to the improvement and preservation of vision, and ophthalmologists of the future are trained to become leaders in ophthalmology

Dr. Wong and his wife Betty have 3 sons.

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