Her keen interest in the human visual system stemmed from her studies at the University of Toronto where she completed both an Honours Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience) and Master of Science (Institute of Medical Science) degrees. Her graduate research was based at the Hospital for Sick Children, where she worked amongst leading vision researchers and focused on identifying early retinal damage associated with diabetes in children. Her research has been published in clinical vision science journals and presented at international conferences. Dr. Tan has a special interest in the pediatric population and visual electrophysiology. She continues to collaborate with SickKids and McMaster University vision researchers to further investigate ways to improve early detection of amblyopia (lazy eye) and other visual abnormalities in school-aged children.
Dr. Tan attained her Doctor of Optometry degree with honours from the University of Waterloo. She received externship training in Ocular Diseases & Therapeutics at Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Centre in Oklahoma, gaining valuable experience in diagnosing and managing a variety of ocular diseases, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Her work experience at Clearview Vision Institute, a state-of-the-art laser and vision care centre in Toronto, has developed her special interest in Low Vision, where she helped patients with advanced ocular diseases see better.
Dr. Tan is looking forward to providing comprehensive eye care to all ages in the Lincoln community. In her spare time, Dr. Tan enjoys family time, hot yoga, traveling, and playing the saxophone.