Dr. William K. Wong, Jr. is Board-Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is consistently voted one of the "Best Doctors in America" and "Hawaii's Best Doctors" by Honolulu Magazine and Pacific Business News.
A local boy who graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu, he received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after completing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University and biological science studies at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
His post-graduate training includes a military internship at Tripler Army Medical Center, and Ophthalmology residency at the premiere Brooke Army and Wilford Hall Medical Centers in San Antonio, Texas.
Notably, Dr. Wong has served as an Ophthalmolgist in the U.S. military for over 8 years. He completed a number of courses in basic and medical training for the U.S. Army during his service, including training in Combat and Casualty Critical Care, Cataracts, Humanitarian Assistance Relief, Ocular Pathology and Ocular Trauma.
Dr. Wong was deployed three times, including spending five months in Baghdad as a Battalion Surgeon with Operation Iraqi Freedom. His other deployments include the Mobile Ophthalmologic Surgical Team in Honduras and the Ophthalmology Medical Mission in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Dr. Wong left the Army as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas. As a result of his interest in Laser Refractive Surgery, he initiated a program enabling him to treat hundreds of soldiers with Laser Vision Correction.
"As both a patient and Eye Surgeon, I personally experienced the benefits of LASEK while on deployment in Operation Iraqi Freedom. My freedom from the burden of glasses allowed me to focus on the mission in the desert. I have personally seen that the procedure can make a huge impact on combat effectiveness."
Dr. Wong’s is the current Treasurer of the Hawaii Ophthalmological Society, and holds a faculty position as Assistant Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology at the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine. His professional memberships include the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Dr. Wong has co-authored research publications on corneal wounds and ocular trauma, has presented his research at meetings and symposia internationally, and has completed a number of certification courses:
Dr. Wong has achieved a high degree of success in the medical field in his research and practice as well as his military service. Affirming this success are the many honors and awards he has received:
Dr. William K. Wong, Jr. continues to pursue excellence in his medical career in his private practice in Hawaii. He dedicates his skills to the care of his patients, adding to his considerable achievements and contributions to the field of medicine.
Our Optometrist, Dr. Sadaf Sabahi is trained in the treatment and management of eye diseases, the preoperative and postoperative care of patients undergoing ocular surgery, and holds a strong interest in contact lens fitting and related eye conditions. She is listed as one of "Honolulu's Top Rated Optometrists".
Dr. Sabahi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in General Science with minors in Business and Chemistry from University of Oregon and a Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry. Originally from Oregon, she fell in love with Hawaii while here on internship.
She enjoys taking time getting to know her patients so she can best address their needs, and especially likes working with people of all ages including children. She is very passionate about nutrition and health since our general health often affects the health of the eyes as well the clarity of vision.
Her professional affiliations include The American Optometric Association, Ocular Nutrition Society, and The Hawaii Optometric Association.