Dr. Karen Lee

Dr. Karen Lee


Born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, Dr. Karen HL Lee completed her undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Biology and Genetics. She then obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo and graduated on the Dean’s Honour List.

During her studies, she had the opportunity to join a Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) mission trip to Cuzco, Peru. Along with other volunteers on that mission trip, she provided eye care and dispensed donated glasses to the residents there. In her final year of the Optometry program, she was able to gain invaluable experiences through various externship sites. These sites include a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Kentucky, the optometry clinic at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a general ophthalmology clinic in Richmond.

In her spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing/snowboarding. She also enjoys traveling and sightseeing with her family and friends.

Special Interests

  • Primary Eyecare
  • Dry Eye Management
  • Pediatrics and myopia management

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese