Dr. Veronica Wong was born and raised in Kingwood, a suburb of Northeast Houston. She received her Bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston. She continued with her optometric education through the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio. During school, she went on rotation at Virginia Eye Consultants and the Salem Veterans Administration Hospital in Virginia. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, she pursued further training by completing a residency at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in Primary Eye Care. Residency for an optometrist is an optional year of intense clinical training that only about a third of optometrists become matched and complete. During her time there, she worked at the Charles Retina Institute, Eye Specialty Group, and the community-based outpatient clinic for the Veterans Administration in Jackson, TN. Additionally, she was a clinical preceptor for third-year optometry students in the Adult Primary Care clinic.
While in academia, she was actively involved in several organizations and held multiple leadership positions including Student Government Association President. She has won numerous scholarships and grants including the Sr. Dorothy Ettling Future Female Leader Scholarship and the RSO Leadership Award. She had been placed on the Dean’s List every semester and was a 4-year recipient of the Academic Achievement Award. She was chosen as a member of the Beta Kappa Sigma International Optometric Honor Society and the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society.
Dr. Wong is licensed in Texas as an optometric glaucoma specialist and in Tennessee with therapeutic and injection certification. She is a current member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, and the Harris County Optometric Association. She is also actively pursuing Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry, an organization dedicated to research and education.