Dr. Lin was born in Hong Kong and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and returned to Florida to attend the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree. Her post-graduate training began with an internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in New York City, and served as Chief Resident in the final year. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Lin moved home to Jacksonville to complete a two-year medical and surgical vitreo-retinal fellowship with the University of Florida College of Medicine at Shands University Hospital.
After her fellowship, Dr. Lin accepted an opportunity in Cleveland, OH to work at MetroHealth Hospital as the Assistant Director of Vitreoretinal and Eye Trauma. She served as a Senior Clinical Instructor at Case Western Reserve University, teaching ophthalmology residents from both Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Lin met her husband in Cleveland and relocated back to sunny Florida to be close to her parents that still live in Jacksonville. They enjoy spending time outdoors and going to the beach with their son.
Dr. Lin is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellowship trained specialist in the diseases and surgery of the vitreous, retina and macula. She manages and treats diseases such as Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Holes and Retinal Detachments. Dr. Lin has been seeing patients in the greater Tampa Bay area for over 10 years.
“Dr. Lin took my case when no other doctor had the training, knowledge & desire to. After severe head trauma resulting in brain swelling & optic nerve compression, she stepped forward & walked with me through the difficult recovery period. She was encouraging and compassionate. She went above & beyond to give me the best vision possible. You can trust her with your ophthalmologist needs. She's the best.”Joyce
“She is a very caring doctor. I came in as a work in with flashes, had a minimum wait, and she took her time with the exam and explaining my condition, it's causes, and what to watch out for. I did not feel rushed, and would recommend her to anyone!!!”Anonymous
“I have been going to Dr. Lin for over eight years now, She is the most caring person including all doctors I have ever met, She leaves nothing for you to guess about when you leave her office.”Vivian M.