- IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (2018)
Dr. Edward Chow was the first Canadian optometrist to engage in the practice of orthokeratology. He is a world-renowned expert in the nonsurgical procedure that uses specially designed contact lenses to gently reshape the curvature of the eye. This procedure has improved the eyesight of thousands of patients in the Toronto area.
Chow and his wife, Cecilia, (also pictured) have made a lifelong commitment to the profession of optometry. Together, the Chows established the Dr. Edward and Cecilia Chow Endowed Scholarship for incoming students who have financial need. Their son, Teddy, currently is a student in the IU School of Optometry.