Carol Lin, OD

Assistant Clinical Instructor
Primary Care


Dr. Carol Lin is a residency-trained Clinical Instructor and PhD Candidate at the SUNY College of Optometry. Dr. Lin is originally from San Jose, California, and received her Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), with a minor in French Language and Linguistics. She then completed her OD and MS at SUNY Optometry in 2020, and subsequent completed the Combined Residency/PhD program at SUNY in 2022. Her residency emphasis was in primary care, ocular disease, and myopia control. Her MS and PhD supervisor is Dr. Alexandra Benavente-Perez, and her project studies myopic changes to the retinal neurovascular unit and it may increase glaucoma susceptibility. In her free time, Dr. Lin likes to explore NYC, try new restaurants, and spend time outdoors with friends and family.


  • Other, Retina, SUNY College of Optometry, 2022
  • MS, Vision and Biological Sciences, SUNY College of Optometry, 2020
  • OD, , SUNY College of Optometry, 2020
  • BS, Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

  • Clinical Instructor and PhD Candidate - SUNY College of Optometry,
  • Assistant Clinical Instructor - SUNY College of Optometry, 2022


  • NYS Licensed Optometrist - , 2020

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Instructor, SUNY College of Optometry, 2022 - Present

Research Interests

- Myopia
- Retinal Physiology and Degenerations
- Retinal Mechanisms in Refractive Error Development and Progression
- Glaucoma

Clinical Interests

– Primary Care
– Retina
– Glaucoma
– Myopia Control
– Pediatrics


  • Myopia Alters the Structural Organization of the Retinal Vasculature, GFAP-Positive Glia, and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness, International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23 (11): 6202 6202, 2022
  • A Robust Microbead Occlusion Model of Glaucoma for the Common Marmoset, Translational Vision Science & Technology 11 (1): 14-14 14-14, 2022
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