Kevin Soong, O.D., is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Soong graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. He then received his optometry degree in 2017 from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Soong completed disease dense clinical rotations in Oklahoma, becoming adept at providing minor laser procedures to patients, and also in Dallas, where he worked for a non-profit eye care facility that cared for lower income patients. Following his graduation, he continued his studies with a residency focused on ocular disease at Omni Eye Services of Atlanta.
He has also completed the NeuroVisual Medicine Training Program in Michigan. He is one of less than 100 doctors in the country with this training in. Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) . BVD occurs when a person’s eyes are not perfectly aligned, and as a result, are unable to function together properly. These misalignments are usually very subtle, frequently undetected during a routine eye exam, and can affect both children and adults. Symptoms of BVD can include motion sickness, nausea, difficulty reading, lightheadedness, dizziness, anxiety, headaches, double vision, neck ache, or problems with balance and depth perception. BVD can be a result of a concussion/traumatic brain injury, or it can be congenital. For patients with persistent post-concussive symptoms, even after extensive medical evaluations and treatments, it is possible that their symptoms are from BVD. Dr. Soong provides neurovisual evaluations and treats with special eyeglass lenses that can provide a significant reduction of symptoms. Many times the symptom relief occurs immediately.
In his free time, Dr. Soong is an avid traveler with his wife as they try to visit a new country each year. While in Austin, you will find him in the great outdoors paddle boarding on the river or at a new restaurant as he and wife eat their way through the Austin food scene.
Dr. Soong is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry and presently licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist in the State of Texas.