Dr. Brenda Lien, Linden Optometry
Uncorrected refractive error is the leading form of vision impairment throughout the world affecting more than 600 million people. The majority of those people live in developing countries. However, there are many people in the USA who are also underserved, which is why Optometry Giving Sight was pleased to provide Dr. Brenda Lien from Linden Optometry in Pasadena, California the opportunity to participate in the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Health Clinic event in Las Vegas in early October.
Dr. Lien was part of the team at Linden Optometry that raised the most funds for the World Sight Day Challenge in 2014.
It was a very busy time for Dr. Lien as the RAM organizers make it a policy to never shut their doors until every patient who has come to the clinic for free vision and other medical services has been seen. “It was a great privilege and blessing to volunteer and help restore sight to nearly 500 individuals over the weekend,” according to Dr. Lien. The patients were either un-insured, under-insured, unemployed or simply cannot afford the cost of an eye exam and a pair of glasses.
Dr. Lien has practiced optometry at Linden Optometry for over nine years, providing eye exams and vision care for both children and adults. She is a graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry and she became a Clinical Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry in 2010. She is a recipient of the PEN/Con-Cise Award for displaying a high degree of professionalism and commitment to the independent practice of optometry.
Optometry Giving Sight is grateful to Linden Optometry for their ongoing fundraising support while also recognizing Dr. Lien for her wonderful service at the RAM clinic. Thank you for your help in bringing eye care to those who otherwise would not have it.