Dr. Crystal Wong was born and raised in the neighborhood of Bridgeport in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Lane Technical High School on the north side of Chicago where she discovered her interests in anatomy/physiology and microorganisms. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. She returned to Chicago and attended Illinois College of Optometry and received her Doctorate in Optometry in 2004. Dr. Wong practiced Optometry in the Western Suburbs until she acquired Smart Optical in August of 2011. Despite Dr. Wong's busy schedule, she finds time to enjoy cooking, baking and spending quality time with her husband, John and new puppy.