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Meet Angela: AI & Access to EyeCare: Episode 1

It Started with a Passion for the Arts - So Why is She in Bioengineering?

The imprinting of those specific moments happens throughout your life – certain moments in life where an event or situation imprints on you and influences your decisions and directions in life.

For many of you, that imprinting may be a personal, cultural or societal instance that steers you towards a certain direction or pathway in your life.  As you move forward, you  discover, that pathways shift and as a result of the Next Normal paradox, more so and more frequently.  For starters, it’s not only what you learn in work or play – it’s also about discovering the socio and cultural environment that surrounds you and allows you to reach your potential!  Eventually you discover that for your personality and potential to grow you may need to be in an ideal environment to really thrive or to make an impact!

Meet Angela, who grew up in Victoria BC, took immersion French in school, and discovered that her passion that drives her to reach her potential is through the arts! So how did she end up in a career pathway in bioengineering? And why did she pursue her learning pathway in Montreal – where French is the first language?  Was it more that the mighty maple syrup that called out to her? Let’s find out!
Check out her story and stay tuned for Episode 2!

Angela’s Blog
In my free time, I enjoy painting and playing the piano. I was inspired to work in the technical field from my father who was a molecular biologist and who took me to the lab as a child. I became a co-founder of Remote Optical through my graduate studies in surgical innovation after pairing with a hard-working team and an inspiring ophthalmologist.

About Angela Wong

Image Credit: A. Wong

Angela is a Co-founder and CTO of Remote Optical. She completed her B.Eng in bioengineering from McGill in 2020 and received a graduate certificate in experimental surgery in 2021.  Her main responsibility as CTO involves managing the development of the medical eye imaging device. This includes being the point of contact with technical/engineering companies that Remote Optical may collaborate with, as well as overseeing the development of the compression algorithm and software used by ophthalmologist.

About Remote Optical
Remote Optical is a Montreal-based Medtech start-up that specializes in Ophthalmological Devices – improving the way that ophthalmologists remotely and dynamically examine, diagnose, and monitor patients with anterior eye conditions.  Remote Optical’s technology brings clinical quality examinations to the ophthalmologist, increasing access for patients in remote and urban communities.  Their 3D imaging technology allows the ophthalmologist to scan the anterior segment of the patient’s eye and conduct an exam similar to the in-person slit-lamp examination. This solution improves access to eye care, by saving money and time. The skilled and passionate team at Remote Optical truly believes they have what it takes to reduce the barriers faced in eye healthcare globally every day, and to let everyone access the care they deserve.

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