Robert T. Lin, MD


Robert T. Lin, MD, is a world renowned ophthalmologist specializing in refractive eye surgery. He is widely recognized for his pioneering work in the field, particularly in the development of the ultra-thin flap LASIK procedure known as MICRO-LASIK®. (Trademark #2681144, U.S. Patent Office) This technique, which is a tissue-conserving approach, offers several advantages such as reduced dry eyes, minimized corneal weakening, and increased treatment options for patients. The MICRO-LASIK® procedure has gained significant attention and has been featured on nationally televised shows like Health Watch.

Dr. Lin’s expertise extends beyond MICRO-LASIK®. He is also a leader in other advanced vision correction procedures, including Zeiss SMILE, All-Laser LASIK, and EVO Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) for high myopia. With his extensive knowledge and experience, Dr. Lin is able to evaluate each patient’s unique needs and provide tailored solutions, even if it means recommending no procedure at all .

Patient care is paramount to Dr. Lin, serving as the foundation of all his clinics. He established IQ Laser Vision in 1999 and currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer. Over the past 24 years, he has overseen the growth and expansion of the center, which now has multiple locations throughout Southern California, Northern California and Texas and is recognized as the #1 Zeiss SMILE and EVO ICL Laser Vision Center in the USA, based on experience and number of procedures performed.

With a remarkable record of over 70,000 refractive procedures, Dr. Lin earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, before pursuing his medical training at UCLA. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, which is recognized as one of the world’s premier programs. Dr. Lin currently holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. In addition to his clinical practice, he serves as a consultant to other eye surgeons, offering his expertise and guidance on complex cases. Dr. Lin also mentors students and doctors in refractive procedures and certifies LASIK surgeons.

Dr. Lin is dedicated to advancing the field of ophthalmology and shares his knowledge through scientific publications, speaking engagements, and lectures worldwide. His commitment to ongoing learning and growth is evident in his contributions to the field. It is worth noting that Dr. Lin himself underwent LASIK surgery over 25 years ago and continues to enjoy 20/20 vision to this day, further exemplifying his confidence in the procedures he performs.


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City of Industry, CA  91748 USA

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