Dr. Thaddeus (Thad) Demong is a Fellowship-trained corneal and refractive surgery specialist for over 30 years who has helped thousands of Albertans achieve freedom from glasses and contact lenses.
As one of Canada’s most respected refractive surgeons, Dr. Demong treats patients with a full range of refractive errors and is often called upon by other ophthalmologists to consult on and treat their most complicated cases.
Dr. Demong is a highly sought-after lecturer on corneal and refractive care, has addressed audiences on four continents, and was a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Calgary Medical School. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and is past-President of the Alberta Ophthalmology Society.
An advocate for informed consent and advanced standards of care, Dr. Demong has acted in an advisory capacity for the Alberta College of Physicians & Surgeons during the development of laser surgery standards for the province.
In addition to offering corneal/refractive care in private clinic settings and his work as core investigator of various ophthalmic devices and technologies, Dr. Demong has worked extensively in establishing the Lion’s Eye Bank of southern Alberta for the procurement and timely distribution of corneal tissue and has been recognized for his work by the Lions Clubs International Foundation as a distinguished Melvin Jones fellow.
Dr. Demong has also participated in the Canadian vision care program, which operates in developing countries such as Jamaica and in his native Sarawak.
A native of Malaysia (Borneo), Dr. Demong is a graduate of the University of Alberta (BSc, MD, Residence in Ophthalmology). He completed his Fellowship in Cornea/External Disease at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla.