Dr. Steven Lam is the founder of Optiplex Eyecare, a modern, comfort-driven family, optometry practice located in South Morang & Wantirna South, Melbourne. Highly regarded by professional peers and patients alike, he offers state-of-the-art modalities to help his patients attain long-term, stable ocular health.
Dr. Lam’s journey to become an Optometrist began after his trip to rural regions of Vietnam, where he learned how preventable blindness had negatively impacted the quality of life of many individuals in those communities. Even at a young age, he already started to think about what he could do to solve his family's health problems when they get sick. The turning point was when his father and grandmother was diagnosed with cataracts and glaucoma, so he set out a mission to help them.
One of his first steps towards achieving his goals in optometry was to attend La trobe University where he obtained a Master degree in Orthoptics that allowed him to assist eye surgeons. Dr. Lam continued his education at Deakin University in Geelong, receiving his Masters of Optometry. As one of the top-performing students of his class, Dr. Lam was a recipient of the Golden Key Award. The International Honor Society that recognizes academic excellence.
Dr. Lam completed his clinical training with internships in various locations such as Western Eye Specialist, Royal Children’s Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (Paediatric Department), Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Vision Eye Institute and the Australian College of Optometry. He is also an active member of the Optometry Australia Association (OAA) and the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA). His special interest includes paediatrics, glaucoma and dry eye management.
Today Dr. Lam is involved in optometry education where he has led optometry students from Deakin University and the University of Melbourne as a peer mentor, published articles related to ocular eye disease management in optometry journals and was a key note speaker for optometry conferences.
Dr. Lam’s philosophy is that the first step in achieving good quality of life and confidence, starts with good eye sight. Because he believes his patients benefit from being fully integrated into the Optiplex Eyecare family, he pursues excellence to assure that everyone who walks through the doors of his office will receive excellent care.
He achieves his goal by creating innovative ways for his patients to get the latest news on maintaining their ocular health, and by providing them with access to products and a tailored experience to best meet their needs.
When Dr. Lam is away from his optometry practice, he enjoys trying out new restaurants, travelling the world, as well as spending time with his wife and their little daughter Isla. As an advocate for health, Dr. Lam plays elite level tennis and was an international taekwondo athlete.