Shawn Lin, MD
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Shawn Lin, MD

  • LASIK and Laser Vision Correction Surgery|
  • Cataract and Refractive Disease
Average rating: 5.0
| 244 ratings
UCLA Stein Eye Center Calabasas | 26585 Agoura Road, Suite 270, Calabasas, CA 91302


Medical Director | UCLA Calabasas Stein Eye Center
Associate Program Director | UCLA Ophthalmology Residency
Division of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Harvard | Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
UCLA | Ophthalmology Residency
Stanford | Medical School

Dr. Lin's practice is focused on precision cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, including:

  • Femtosecond laser cataract surgery
  • LASIK refractive surgery
  • PRK refractive surgery
  • SMILE refractive surgery

Awards & Research
Dr. Lin is the recipient of the Heed Fellowship and the Abelson Fellowship. He has authored more than a dozen peer reviewed publications in leading ophthalmology journals: including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the British Journal of Ophthalmology. He has written textbook chapters for the classic Practice of Ophthalmology textbook and the subspecialty Cornea textbook, and has delivered keynote presentations at national and international ophthalmology meetings. His research is focused on combining human and artificial intelligence to deliver exceptional surgical results to his patients. Dr. Lin has also been recognized as a Rising Star for Southern Californias Super Doctors ® 2021.

He is a leader in ophthalmology education, founding EyeGuru, an educational platform visited more than 1,000,000 times a year by other ophthalmologists from over 125 countries around the world. In this teaching role, Dr. Lin helps to advance knowledge in ophthalmology and train the next generation of ophthalmologists.

Dr. Lin's office telephone number is (310) 206-7955.

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Mandarin


English, Chinese - Mandarin


Medical Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2020


Cornea, Harvard Medical School, 2019


Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2018


Internal Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Internal Medicine GME, 2015


MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2014
MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2014


  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2022
  • Heed Fellow
  • Founder of, visited more than 1M times / yearly by ophthalmologists around the world


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



  • Southern California Rising Stars 2022


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2022
  • Heed Fellow
  • Founder of, visited more than 1M times / yearly by ophthalmologists around the world