Principal Optometrist

Dr. Steven Lam

About

Dr. Lam is a clinical optometrist that has extensive experience in children's vision and specialty contact lenses, particularly orthokeratology, as well as other advanced lens fits.

Dr Lam also offers a menu of dry eye treatments, vision therapies, and myopia control solutions. He also treats eye allergies, eye infections, glaucoma, and other ocular pathologies.

He seeks to serve a high level of eye care by providing his patients an academic experience in a boutique environment.

Education & Clinical Experience

Dr. Lam received his first double degree, Bachelor of Health Science & Masters of Orthoptics at La Trobe University. He subsequently furthered his studies and was awarded a Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Optometry degree at Deakin University School of Medicine.

He possesses a broad clinical background with experience in numerous intensive practice settings including Western Eye Specialist, Royal Children’s Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Corporate Optometry and the Australian College of Optometry.

Accolades & Affiliations

2019 OMEGA Key Note Speaker: Eyes and Systemic Health
2017 Golden Key Award: Academic Excellence
2014 Orthoptics Australia Leonie Collins Award
2012 Top Ranked Student in Physiology and Biology

Publications

2020 Advancing Optometry | What Lies Beneath: The role of systemic conditions in normal tension glaucoma
2018 Specrum Journal | Efficacy of Bandage Contact Lenses
2018 Specrum Journal | Dangers of ignoring the far periphery
2018 Specrum Journal | Evidence-based management of convergence insufficiency

Languages

English
Vietnamese

Fun Facts

On top of optometry I am also a semi professional tennis player and was an international taekwondo athelete for Australia. I have travelled internationally to compete at the 2013 Taekwondo World Championships (Bulgaria, Sofia) where I receive a bronze medal. In 2023 I was fortunate enough to be in training camp at the famous Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France.

I have a little 3 year old daughter named Isla who is my receptionist and quality control expert for our frames. If you visit us you might get a chance to meet her.

Hope to see you soon!

  • Father's Day

    Our 2nd father's day with little Isla when she was 2 years old.

  • France

    Our family at the Sacre-Coeur. This place had the best views of Paris.

  • French Open

    Our first French Open together! She loves tennis.

  • Formula 1 Grand Prix

    Our first Melbourne Gran Prix. She also likes fast cars.

  • Paris

    We had dinner at the Michelin Star restruant, Kong in Paris. This was a 10/10 for me.

  • Patrick Mouratoglou

    Trained with one of the most famous coaches in the tennis world. He coached Serena Williams and Stefanos Tsisipas. You can watch him on Netflix.

  • Academic Award

    Golden Key awards ceremony night for top ranking students. Feels like a decade ago!

  • Mouratoglou Academy

    Did I mention she likes tennis?

  • New Zealand

    Our first overseas trip with a baby! New Zealand has amazing ice capped views.