Jia Lee, O.D.
First and foremost, I love what I do because the eye is in many ways a window to a person's overall health. I am privileged to be able to examine this unique organ and in turn contribute to the general well being of a patient. I practice optometry through detailed examination, and emphasize on patient education. Timely management of any disease at early stages is crucial determinant in outcome. Therefore, I strongly believe in thorough routine eye examination and preventative care. Medicine is combining scientific knowledge with clinical skills to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. Good medicine however, requires effective communication through compassion, and understanding in addition to knowledge and skills. A good doctor treats the patient as a whole and as an individual. Therefore, the practice of medicine should always be a team effort that is tailored to each patient's specific medical and psychosocial profile.
I obtained my bachelor's degree in biological science in the University of California, Irvine. 4 years later, I graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA with a doctoral degree in optometry. Soon after graduation, I pursed a residency in Miami FL where I gained in depth knowledge and clinical skills in various sub-specialties including glaucoma, retina, cornea, oculoplastic, neuro-ophthalmology, and pediatrics. After a total of 9 years of higher education and training, I accepted a postion in one of the most prestigious medical centers in Boston MA before joining the highly regarded Weill Cornell Ophthalmology department in New York.