Meng C. Lin
OD, OD - Doctor of Optometry PhD, PhD - Doctor of Philosophy FAAO FAAO - Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Title

Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science Graduate Program

Meng C. Lin
OD, OD - Doctor of Optometry PhD, PhD - Doctor of Philosophy FAAO FAAO - Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Title

Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science Graduate Program

Additional Job Duties

Founding and current Director of Clinical Research Center (inception 2004)
Co-founder and Co-chief of Dry Eye Clinic (inception 2012)

Education

OD
The Ohio State University, 1996

Residency
Anterior-segment diseases and Specialty Contact Lenses, University of Alabama, 1997

PhD
University of California, Berkeley, 2002

Post-Doctoral Training
Public Health and Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2005

About Dr. Lin

Professor Lin is known for her clinical research investigating ethnic/racial differences in ocular surface physiology and tear film stability. Her current research focuses on mechanisms responsible for tear film stability in healthy and dry eyes, contact lens discomfort, and ocular surface changes due to topical ophthalmic interventions (such as traditional/specialty contact lenses and topical ophthalmic medications). Dr. Lin has also studied the interplay between morphological changes and functions of Meibomian glands using the application of machine learning. In addition to her own research, she has received federal and private-sector funding for collaborative clinical trials, many of which focus on diagnosis, treatment, and management of contact lens discomfort and dry eye disease. Professor Lin provides direct and personalized care to patients who suffer from dry eye symptoms. With more than two decades of clinical research and patient-care experience, Dr. Lin has extensive knowledge to manage the most challenging dry eye cases.