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Dr. Rosa Yang is residency trained optometrist with a practice focus on corneal disease management, specialty contact lenses, and myopia control.

Dr. Yang (OD, FAAO) is a residency trained optometrist with extensive experience managing corneal disease and myopia control with specialty contact lenses. She also serves as a clinical instructor at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science, and a clinical researcher at the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE).


Cornea and Contact Lens Residency, University of Waterloo

Doctor of Optometry, University of Waterloo

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Queen’s University


Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency
American Academy of Optometry, 2020

1st Place in Clinical Poster
Global Specialty Lens Symposium, 2020

Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Resident Travel Fellowship
American Academy of Optometry, 2019

NSERC of Canada Research Award
Queen’s University, 2014


American Academy of Optometry
Canadian Association of Optometrists
Ontario Association of Optometrists


Progression of myopia in school-aged children after COVID-19 home confinement: a review
Contact Lens Update (Article), 2021

Special considerations in managing a patient with penetrating trauma using gas permeable contact lens
Global Specialty Lens Symposium (Poster Presentation), 2020

Atypical presentation of dry eye disease (DED) in a patient with traumatic brain injury (TBI)
American Academy of Optometry (Poster Presentation), 2019

Interleukin (IL)-6 inhibits IL-27 and IL-30-mediated inflammatory responses in human monocytes
Frontiers in Immunology (Research Journal Publication), 2018