Dr. Joseph P. Leong-Sit
Dr. Joseph P. Leong-Sit, MD FRCS(C), Medical Director and Corneal Specialist, Eye Q Premium Laser
“Laser vision correction has changed the lives of those who now enjoy freedom from glasses and contacts. I’m excited to be able to help change people’s lives for the better.”
Dr. Leong-Sit holds the position of assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Alberta. His subspecialty is cornea and external disease and anterior segment surgery. Before fulfilling his ophthalmology residency at the University of Alberta and its affiliated hospitals in 1997, Dr. Leong-Sit served as a family practitioner in Edmonton; he is certified by the Canadian College of Family Practice (CCFP). Dr. Leong-Sit obtained certification in ophthalmology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) in 1997. He went on to complete subspecialty training in cornea and external disease at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Dr. Leong-Sit belongs to the Canadian Ophthalmology Society (COS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (CSCRS) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).
At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Leong-Sit received advanced training in corneal transplantation, ocular surface reconstruction, cataract surgery and refractive surgery under the guidance of Drs. Krachmer, Hardten, Holland and Doughman, internationally recognized authorities in corneal surgery. He performed his first laser vision correction procedure in 1997 and has since performed more than 15,000 vision correction procedures in the Edmonton region. He has vast surgical experience using several laser technologies, including SCHWIND AMARIS® 750S, Nidek, Bausch and Lomb/Technolas, and Wavelight. He looks forward to helping prospective patients attain freedom from their daily dependence on glasses or contact lenses through refractive surgery.
Dr. Leong-Sit actively participates in ophthalmology residency training through the University of Alberta. He also teaches and lectures regularly to ophthalmologists in training, through the Regional Eye Care Center at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. He provides ocular surface and corneal consultative care for the regions of Edmonton and Northern Alberta, and performs corneal transplantation and cataract surgery in partnership with the Regional Eye Care Center.
. He is currently in private practice with his father, Dr. F.L. Leong-Sit, who has been practicing ophthalmology in Edmonton for more than 30 years.