Meng Lin

OD, PhD (Vision Science)

Lin is known for her work in 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, ocular surface changes due to topical ophthalmic interventions including contact lenses, topical ophthalmic medications, and applications of machine learning on the anterior segment of the eye. Lin received her B.S. in Biochemistry at Barnard College/Columbia University, O.D. at the Ohio State University, followed by optometric residency with an emphasis on ocular surface diseases and specialty contact lenses at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.  She later received her Ph.D. in Vision Science and post-doctoral training in Epidemiology and Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Lin is now a Professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science Graduate Program at UC Berkeley. She is the founding and current Director of the Clinical Research Center. She is also the co-founder and co-Chief of the Dry Eye Clinic in the Meredith Morgan Eye Center. Email: Website: Clinical Research Center.