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Michael J. Lim, O.D.

“I am excited and honored to provide the best possible care with an emphasis on clinical excellence, compassion, and humanism. I look forward to delivering the highest quality eye care and giving back to the community.”

About

Dr. Michael Lim is one of Pacific Eye Institute’s on-staff ODs. He is board certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and practices full-scope primary care optometry to treat and manage visual and ocular conditions including refractive error, anterior segment disease, cataracts, diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Lim believes that a compassionate, empathetic chairside manner coupled with strong patient education and encouragement is vital to successful and effective patient care.

In his free time, Dr. Lim loves to play sports, read comics, draw, and travel.

Education and Training

  • College
    Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
    (2010)
  • Optometry School
    Doctor of Optometry, Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry, Pomona, California
    (2014-2018)
  • Teaching Credential Program
    Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credentials, California State University East Bay, Hayward, California (2012)
  • Residency
    Primary Care Optometry / Low Vision Rehabilitation, Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California
    (2018-2019)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  • American Academy of Optometry (Member)
  • Inland Empire Optometric Society (Member)
  • Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (Member)
  • National Association of Veteran Affairs Optometrists (Member)
  • Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society (Member)
  • Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society (Member)

Publications/ Presentations

  • American Academy of Optometry Academy 2019 Poster – Suspect history of type 2 acute macular neuroretinopathy in a non-characteristic patient demographic. November 2018.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center:
    – Resident Lecture – Glaucoma. May 2019.
    – Resident Forum – Suspect history of type 2 acute macular neuroretinopathy in a non-characteristic patient demographic. June 2019.
  •  Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System Optometry Grand Rounds Series:
    – Macular degeneration. March 2019.
    – Glaucoma. December 2018
    – Diabetic retinopathy. August 2018.
  •  Santa Clara County Optometric Society Continuing Education Guest Lecture – Asymptomatic retinal artery fibrin platelet plaque. May 2019.UC Berkeley School of Optometry
    – Resident Lecture Series: Asymptomatic retinal artery fibrin platelet plaque. June 2019.
    – Presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome with choroidal neovascular membrane. February 2019.
    – Central homonymous quadrantanopsia secondary to occipital lobe CVA. September 2018.
    – Resident Manuscript: Purtscher-like retinopathy. March 2019.
  • World Council of Optometry3rd World Congress Poster – Progressive retinal platelet-fibrin emboli as documented through serial photographs over a period of two and a half years. October 2019

Awards and Achievements

• Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society
• Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society
• National Association of VA Optometrists Resident Scholarship
• Marchon Eyewear Practice Management Award
• Dr. John Sang Hak Lee Memorial Award
• East West Scholarship

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