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Dr. Irene M. Lin-Dilorinzo, Optometrist


Meet our founder:

Dr. Irene M. Lin-Dilorinzo has over 27 years of experience as an optometrist.  

In 1987, Dr. Lin completed her undergraduate education at California State Polytechnic University Pomona, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree with Magna Cum Laude honors.  She majored in Biological Sciences and minored in Zoological Sciences.

In 1992, Dr. Lin graduated from the accredited Southern California College of Optometry with a Doctor of Optometry degree. Her research was in Sports Vision and she did an externship at Fort Ord Army Hospital in Monterey, California as well as a family care externship at Baldwin Park Optometric Center in San Gabriel Valley, California.

During the first eight years of her career as a clinical optometrist for a multi-specialty medical group, Dr. Lin examined patients alongside other optometrists, ophthalmologists and a vast array of physicians, from pediatricians to OB/Gyns to Internists.  She then became an Independent Doctor in a corporate setting while also working part time for various private practices in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley areas.  Her career journey could end there.  She always wanted her own private practice.  Monarch Bay Optometry was founded in 2004.

Dr. Lin is married to Robert and loves to rescue dogs from the local animal shelter or rescue.  She currently has one senior dog named Bugsy.