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Joined Kelsey-Seybold

September 2017

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​​​​Professional Background

Dr. Melissa Chen Lin earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2009. She completed her residency in primary eye care and ocular disease at VA Boston Health Care System – Jamaica Plain Division in Boston, 2010.

After her residency, Dr. Chen Lin provided comprehensive eye and contact lens exams and managed ocular disease such as contact lens related complications, retinal pathology, glaucoma, and anterior segment disease at Clarkson Eye Care in O’Fallon, Mo. from 2010-2013. This was followed by three years at Boston Medical Center in Boston (2013-2016), where Dr. Chen Lin was Instructor of Ophthalmology at Boston University and Adjunct Faculty at New England College of Optometry. She performed comprehensive exams on patients with complex medical and ocular diseases, co-managed glaucoma patients with glaucoma specialists, provided post-operative care for patients with cataracts, narrow angles, and glaucoma and served as preceptor to second-, third-, and fourth-year optometry students. From 2016-2017, Dr. Chen Lin served as an Optometrist PRN (as needed) at Parkland Hospital Outpatient clinics in Dallas, where she provided primary eye care to patients and managed a high volume of diabetic and glaucoma patients. Dr. Chen joined Kelsey-Seybold in 2017.​

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Chen Lin enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending time with her family.

Fun Facts

The most interesting place Dr. Chen Lin has lived or visited is South Korea. A little-known fact about her is she loves to cook and bake. Dr. Chen Lin says eating ice cream is her guilty pleasure.​

​My philosophy is to have respect and compassion and treat all patients as family. I strive to provide the most thorough and comprehensive patient care possible.


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Awards & Recognitions


Two non-COPE CE Certified Presentations: “Multiple Sclerosis and the Ocular Effects” in 2009 and “Agent Orange: The Aftermath” in 2010; a poster presentation at the American Academy of Optometry in Orlando, “A Case Report of Bilateral Optociliary Shunt Vessels” in 2009