About Dr. Jen

Dr. Jennifer Lin is a board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologist.  Dr. Jen specializes in medical and surgical eye care for children and teens, including treatment of lazy eye, strabismus, tear duct obstruction and other childhood eye issues.  Dr. Jen also sees adult patients with strabismus or double vision from medical conditions such as thyroid eye disease or cranial nerve palsies.  

Dr. Jen received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania Scheie Eye Institute and fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Dr. Jen was recruited by Kaiser Permanente as the first pediatric ophthalmologist at the West Los Angeles facility, where she worked for ten years. After moving to the San Fernando Valley, Dr. Jen fulfilled her dream of opening her own practice, where she could serve the children in her local community.  

Dr. Jen is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. 

What is a Pediatric Ophthalmologist?

If your child has an eye problem, is having difficulty with a vision screening exam or has difficulty reading or learning, or needs surgery or medical treatment for an illness affecting the eyes, a pediatric ophthalmologist has the experience and qualifications to treat your child. 

What Kind of Training Do Pediatric Ophthalmologists Have?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are medical doctors who have had 

  • At least 4 years of medical school 
  • One year of medical or surgical internship 
  • At least 3 additional years of residency training in ophthalmology 
  • At least 1 additional year of fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology 

What Types of Treatments Do Pediatric Ophthalmologists Provide?

Pediatric ophthalmologists can diagnose, treat, and manage all children’s eye problems. Pediatric ophthalmologists generally provide the following services: 

  • Eye exams 
  • Perform surgery, microsurgery, and laser surgery (for problems like weak eye muscles, crossed eyes, wandering eyes, blocked tear ducts, retinal problems, and infections) 
  • Diagnose problems of the eye caused by diseases of the body such as diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and other medical and neurological diseases 
  • Care for eye injuries 
  • Prescribe eyeglasses 

Pediatric Ophthalmologists — The Best Care For Children

Children are not just small adults. They cannot always say what is bothering them. They cannot always answer medical questions, and are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a medical examination. Pediatric ophthalmologists know how to examine and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative. In addition, pediatric ophthalmologists use equipment specially designed for children. Most pediatric ophthalmologists’ offices are arranged with children in mind. This helps create a comfortable and nonthreatening environment for your child. 

If your pediatrician suggests that your child have his eyes checked, a pediatric ophthalmologist has the widest range of treatment options, the most extensive and comprehensive training, and the greatest expertise in dealing with children and in  treating children’s eye disorders.

(excerpt from healthychildren.org)

Your First Visit

COVID-19 Update: The safety and health of our patients and their families is our utmost priority. Please note that everyone is required to wear a mask in our office, including children age 2 years and older. This is a city and state mandate which we are strictly enforcing, for everyone’s safety.


You may be wondering how we will be able to examine a young child’s eyes.  Do they need to be able to read the letters off an eye chart? What about infants?  Will there be dilating eye drops?

Rest assured that we are trained to see infants and children of all ages, from premature newborns through teenagers.  Your child’s eye exam will be tailored to their age and ability.  

A few tips to make sure that your child’s eye exam goes as smoothly as possible:

Eye exams require a great deal of cooperation and sustained attention from the child. Please try your best to arrive with a happy, well-rested child. For children 8 years and under, we strongly recommend a morning or early afternoon appointment. Please arrange childcare for siblings, so we can focus all attention on your child. 

Please fill out the intake forms (below) prior to your appointment.

We also need your insurance information at least two days before your appointment, so we can verify your insurance. This is necessary even for PPOs.

Children under 18 years old should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  If you will be sending your child with another caregiver, please send a written authorization for Dr. Lin to perform a complete eye examination, including use of dilating eye drops.

Dr. Jen will examine your child first and then determine if dilating eye drops are necessary. Dilating eye drops relax the muscle inside the eye to allow the doctor to check if your child needs glasses. Dilation also allows the doctor to examine the inside of the eye.  If your child needs dilating drops, you will be scheduled for a second (dilation) appointment, usually the next week.

NOTE TO PARENTS OF PREMATURE BABIES: If your baby (less than one year old) was born prematurely and you are bringing them for ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) eye exams, please tell us immediately when you schedule your appointment. The timing of ROP exams is critical. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you must notify our office that your baby is premature and your new appointment must be within three days of the original appointment.

If you have any questions please feel free to call our office at 818-906-6900.

We look forward to seeing you and your child!


Contact us:

To request an appointment:

Call us at:
(818) 906-6900 (Note: we have two Dr. Lins – please be sure to specify Dr. JEN Lin)


Office address:
15477 Ventura Blvd, Suite 100
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


From 101 Northbound :

Pass Interstate 405. Exit Haskell and turn left on Haskell. Drive 1/2 of a mile to Ventura Blvd and turn left. Drive 1/8 of a mile and turn left into the parking lot.

From 101 Southbound:

Exit Haskell and turn left on Haskell. Drive 1/2 of a mile to Ventura Blvd and turn left. Drive 1/8 of a mile and turn left into the parking lot.

From 405 Northbound:

Exit Ventura and turn left at first light onto Sepulveda. Drive one block to Ventura. Turn left on Ventura and drive 1/8 of a mile. Turn right into the parking lot.

From 405 Southbound:

Take 405 South to 101 North. Take the first exit at Haskell and turn left on Haskell. Drive 1/2 of a mile to Ventura Blvd and turn left. Drive 1/8 of a mile. Turn left into the parking lot.


Parking is available underneath the building for $7 per hour.  Metered street parking is available on Ventura Boulevard between 9 am and 3:30 pm. 


Telemedicine visits allow Dr. Jen to provide care for patients and families from the safety of their homes. If you would like to arrange a telemedicine visit, please email us for more information. Not all patients or conditions are appropriate for telemedicine visits.