Allen Cheong

allen cheong

Dr. Allen MY Cheong received her Bachelor's degree in Optometry from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She continued her graduate training in the area of low vision at the School of Optometry in Queensland University of Technology. Upon receiving her PhD, she conducted her postdoctoral work at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University and Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota in assessing low vision patients’ functional performances (reading and mobility). She received Atwell Award (which is now called Envision-Atwell Award) for her good presentation in low vision research in Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in 2005. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. In 2008, she joined the School of Optometry at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. Allen’s clinical specialty is geriatric and low vision rehabilitation. She is the leader of the Vision Rehabilitation Clinic at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Optometry Clinic. Her research interests focus on the psychophysical, behavioural, and clinical aspects of ageing and low vision research. Her major research goal is using different interventions to improve visually-impaired patients’ functional performance on activities of daily living (e.g. reading, mobility and navigation) and establish cost effective vision rehabilitation models to enhance patients’ quality of life.