Dr. Robert T. Lin

LASIK and Refractive Surgeon


Dr. Robert T. Lin founded IQ Laser Vision in 1999 with a desire to provide the best vision correction experience available. He ensures that all IQ Laser Vision Centers are utilizing the most advanced technology and provide the best patient care possible.

Dr. Lin has successfully performed more than 70,000 refractive procedures over the past 25 years. 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.

Pioneer of Micro-LASIK®

Dr. Lin is a pioneer in ultra-thin flap LASIK (Micro-LASIK®, Trademark #2681144, U.S. Patent Office). He has been featured on nationally televised shows, such as Health Watch and Inside Edition, discussing the advantages of the Micro-LASIK® procedure and other laser eye procedures.

He is also a leader in refractive eye surgery, enabling him to offer the latest and most advanced vision-enhancing options, including Custom Comfort Micro-LASIK, SMILE (small opening, no flap LASIK), Implantable Collamer Lens (EVO ICL).

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Hobbies Include

During his free time, Dr. Lin enjoys teaching, badminton, and watching basketball.

"I get to be part of a team providing patients the give of sight, painlessly and with minimal recovery time. It's such a privilege!"
-Dr. Lin

Dr. Lin looks out for you

As a former LASIK patient himself, Dr. Lin understands the importance of recommending what is best for his patients—if someone isn’t a good candidate for a procedure, he’ll be sure to let them know.

Dr. Lin received his undergraduate education from UC Berkeley and medical training at UCLA. He completed his ophthalmologist residency at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA where he is Assistant Clinical Professor, Emeritus. Dr. Lin was also named, “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and is a founding member of the Refractive Surgery Alliance. Dr. Lin trains students and doctors in the LASIK, SMILE and ICL procedures. Dr. Lin is dedicated to the development of refractive surgery, publishing scientific papers in ophthalmology and contributing his time to participate at various speaking engagements and lectures around the world.

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Determining if you are a candidate for laser vision correction starts with your personalized consultation. The consultation is completely free with no obligations. This enables us to perform a few optometry exams to understand your current vision issues. Once that is determined your vision correction options can be presented and discussed with you.

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Our Locations

Daly City (San Francisco)
El Cerrito / Contra Costa – Ellis Eye
Gilroy – Ellis Eye
Houston – Golden Vision
Houston – Mattioli Vision Professionals
Los Angeles
Riverside – Surgery Center
Rowland Heights
San Marino
San Ramon (Dublin)
Santa Clara (Cupertino)
Sherman Oaks
Tracy – Ellis Eye
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