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Dr Choi Kai-yip obtained his BSc and PhD degrees in Optometry from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2014 and 2021, respectively. He has been providing optometric clinical care in the Optometry Clinic since 2014, specialising in Visual Electrophysiology under the supervision of Dr Henry Chan. Dr Choi has also actively participated in optometry clinical and pre-clinical training, as well as outbound vision screening service-learning projects to tutor students from other disciplines and serve the needy. In addition, he has been invited by the Hospital Authority and professional societies to deliver Continuing Professional Development seminars.

Dr Choi’s doctoral dissertation was recognised and received the 2020/21 Faculty Distinguished Thesis Award of Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. Publications of his work also received awards as highly-cited articles in an international journal in both 2017/18 and 2020/21. Combining his research interests and the passion to serve the community, Dr Choi has collaborated with NGO partners and experts from other disciplines to work on improving the well-being of the underprivileged, particularly those suffering from substandard living environments.

Research interests

  • Effect of Environment on Myopia and Refractive error
  • Clinical Visual Electrophysiology study of Glaucoma and Retinal dystrophy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


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  • Design for Asia Awards 2023 (Merit Award)

    Ling, K. (Recipient), Lee, K. (Recipient), Lee, S. (Recipient), Ngan, S. (Recipient), Maximo , T. P. D. S. (Recipient), Lo, C. (Recipient), Chan, H. L. H. (Recipient), Choi, K. Y. (Recipient), Wong, M. (Recipient), Beygl, B. H. (Recipient) & Kwan, H. (Recipient), Jul 2023

    Prize: Prize (research)

  • The Jury of Child-Friendly Design Award 2023 (Winner)

    Ling, K. (Recipient), Lee, K. (Recipient), Lee, S. (Recipient), Ngan, S. (Recipient), Maximo , T. P. D. S. (Recipient), Lo, C. (Recipient), Chan, H. L. H. (Recipient), Choi, K. Y. (Recipient), Wong, M. S. (Recipient), Beygl, B. H. (Recipient) & Kwan, H. (Recipient), Jul 2023

    Prize: Prize (research)