Rupa Wong, MD is an Ivy League trained board certified pediatric ophthalmologist and adult strabismus surgeon, wife, mom to 3 kids, entrepreneur, and the managing partner of Honolulu Eye Clinic for the past 14 years.
She is passionate about combining lifestyle modifications and evidence based medicine to help her patients enjoy their best vision possible.
Dr. Rupa has helped thousands of patients in her practice and via her social media channels (Youtube, Instagram, and Tiktok) empowering them to gain greater control over decisions affecting their eye health.
Dr. Rupa Wong is co-founder and managing partner of Honolulu Eye Clinic, a boutique eye clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii. Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, she was easily drawn to the beautiful island of Oahu. She is board certified in ophthalmology and fellowship trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus. Dr. Wong also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Dr. Rupa attended Duke University on the prestigious Benjamin N. Duke academic leadership and National Merit Scholarships. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biology and a minor in Religion.
She received her Medical Degree at Cornell University, followed by Residency in Ophthalmology at New York University-Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. She completed a specialized fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus at Harvard’s Boston Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Rupa Wong has been named to the “Top Doctors” and “Best Doctors” lists every year since 2010, even gracing the cover back in 2012. She loves serving her Hawaii patients.
Her non-profit work exemplifies her commitment to children in the community, as well as medical education, and includes serving on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, YoungMD Connect, and Association for Healthcare in Social Media, for which she was a Founding Member. She previously also served on the Board of Directors and was the Medical Director for Project Vision Hawaii.
Setting the standard in online digital learning for eye health to empower parents and patients to make medical decisions confidently.
Building a community for women (virtual and in person), which values collaboration over competition, amplification over self-promotion and allyship over self interest.
Dr. Rupa has co-authored a definitive textbook on strabismus surgery with colleagues from Boston Children’s Hospital and has published scientific articles and abstracts as well. She has given numerous talks on the topics of myopia management, inclusive leadership, social media branding and work life balance to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Women in Ophthalmology, Hawaii Optometric Association, American Academy of Pediatrics – Hawaii Chapter. She is on the Executive Advisory Team for YoungMD Connect, an organization geared towards mentoring the next generation of ophthalmologists.
She enjoys utilizing her social media platforms to bring eye health awareness to all.
Once Dr. Rupa became a mom, she understood the vast amounts of information available online for parents. And it was overwhelming. Her goal, in her medical practice and here, is to provide a safe space for education and information. Because we are all doing the absolute best we can. No parent shaming here.