Dr. John Hsiao is a native of Taipei, Taiwan.
Dr. Hsiao left Taipei at the age of 13 immigrating to Vancouver, BC. Canada. There he attended a private school, Relevant High, and graduated 1st in his class in 1983 on the honor roll. At the same year, Dr. Hsiao was accepted to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada with 2 consecutive years of Tri-Color Scholarship. During his time at Queens University, he was elected as Social Convener of the Queen’s Chinese Student Assoc. Dr. Hsiao graduated from Queen’s in 1987 with a Bachelors degree in Life Science and Mathematics.
Dr. Hsiao then applied to Waterloo University, the only English-speaking Optometry school of Canada in 1987 and graduated in 1991. During his Optometry studies, he did an internship in 1990 in Hong Kong at the Optometry Clinic of the PolyTechnic University and Williams Hospital in Shatin. As a matter of fact, Dr. Hsiao was the second Taiwanese person to graduate from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry.
Dr. Hsiao obtained his Optometry licenses in 1991 to practice in both provinces of Ontario and British Columbia (B.C.), Canada. During his 10 years of practice in Vancouver, B.C., he was an executive member of the Young Taiwanese Assoc. He also volunteered with the Third World Eyecare Society in the Dominican Republic where he supervised interns, gave eye examinations and supplied corrective lenses to the needy.
After 1 yr. of partnership in operating an optometry clinic in Coquitlam Center, BC, Canada, Dr. Hsiao established and managed two new optometry clinics in Langley and Richmond, BC during the years of 1993-2000. In his practice years, he employed several doctors of Optometry and specialized in Contact Lenses, Children’s vision, Refractive Laser Co-Management and Primary vision and eye care. He also devoted his time to visiting senior homes to provide eye exams to the infirm. In addition, Dr. Hsiao participated in Lectures run by Success, a non-profit Chinese organization cater towards new immigrants. His part in these lectures is as a forum speaker, on topics such as general eye and vision care. Dr. Hsiao is well known both personally and professionally in the Vancouver Chinese Community.
Due to family reason, Dr. Hsiao immigrated back to Taiwan in Oct of 2000. Currently, Dr. Hsiao works as the chief optometric clinician of Taipei Nobel Eye Center and an associate professor in the Faculty of Optometry, Chung Shan Medical University. Academically, Dr. Hsiao is also the fellow of American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and International Association of Contact Lens Educators (FIACLE), the professional consultant/speaker of Taiwan Johnson, Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Company and Grace Franchisee Optical and Honorable Advisor to Tianjin & Nanjing Medical University Hospitals in mainland China.