Dr. Robert T. Lin founded IQ Laser Vision in 1999 on the premise of providing the best vision correction experience available. As the Center’s Medical Director, Dr. Lin ensures that all IQ Laser Vision Centers are equipped with the most advanced technology. Much like the staff he hires, Dr. Lin and his team are prepared to undertake the meticulous task of patient care; being thoroughly precise with each surgery performed. For over 18 years, Dr. Lin has successfully performed more than 40,000 refractive procedures. As one of California’s most experienced eye surgeons, he believes in the importance of personalized care and takes pride in developing a genuine relationship by treating each patient like family.
Devoted full time to refractive surgery, Dr. Lin is a pioneer in ultra-thin flap LASIK (Micro-LASIK®, Trademark #2681144, U.S. Patent Office) and LASEK. He has been featured on nationally televised shows, such as Health Watch to discuss the advantages of the Micro-LASIK® procedure, which is a tissue-conserving technique that results in less dry eyes, decreased weakening of the cornea, and offers more available treatment options to patients. The Micro-LASIK® technique enables more patients to safely undergo surgery such as topography guided LASIK to further decrease chances of glare or halos at night. In many cases the procedure can improve an individual’s vision to a level better than with the use of glasses or contact lenses.
Dr. Lin is a leader in refractive surgery, enabling him to offer the latest and most advanced vision enhancing options, including All-Laser Lasik, and Refractive Cataract Surgery that allow patients to see well both near and far, Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) for extremely high nearsightedness, Kamra Inlays for Presbyopia, Intacs Corneal Rings for Keratoconus, and FDA approved Ortho-K contact lenses that slow progression of nearsightedness in children. As a LASIK patient, (who had surgery over 18 years ago and still sees 20/20!), Dr. Lin understands the importance of recommending what is best for his patients, and even advises patients not to undergo any procedures if they are not good candidates.
Dr. Lin received his undergraduate education from UC Berkeley and medical training at UCLA. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, one of the world’s most preeminent programs, where he is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor. As well as being a board-certified ophthalmologist, he is also named, “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and is a founding member of the Refractive Surgical Alliance. Dr. Lin acts as a mentor, training students and doctors in refractive surgery procedures and certifies LASIK surgeons. Dr. Robert T. Lin continues to dedicate himself to the development of refractive surgery, publishing numerous scientific papers in ophthalmology and contributing his time to participate at various speaking engagements and lectures around the world.
During his free time, Dr. Lin enjoys watching NBA basketball and spending time with his family.