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7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Eyecare Deluxe's Founder, Dr. Lareen Dawn Tan

In a world where empowerment knows no bounds, the narrative of Dr. Lareen Dawn Tan stands as a beacon of inspiration. Behind the esteemed Eyecare Deluxe brand lies a powerhouse of dedication, compassion, and expertise - qualities embodied by Dr. Tan herself. Here are 7 things about our founder and chief doctor that you may not have known until now:

1. She is a mother to 3 wonderful children!


Beyond her title as chief doctor, Dr. Tan wears another significant badge of honor - that of a wife and a mother to three wonderful children: Trent, Bisky, and Celeste.

Despite the demands of her profession, she exemplifies the art of balance, proving that being a mother and a career woman are not mutually exclusive roles but rather complementary facets of a fulfilling life. Furthermore, Dr. Tan possesses a unique ability to connect with young patients due to her personal experience as a mother of three. Her understanding of the joys and challenges of motherhood allows her to empathize with the concerns of parents and build rapport with their children. This, combined with her expertise and gentle demeanor, makes her a top choice for families seeking care for children with vision concerns.


2. She creates content and shares information about eye health on social media.


Dr. Tan's dedication extends far beyond the realm of professional practice. Driven by a passion for vision and eye health awareness, she has become a powerful social media advocate, educating and empowering individuals across various platforms.

Her engaging content, reaching over 50,000 followers and garnering more than 3 million views, transcends geographical boundaries and empowers individuals to take charge of their eye health. Her expertise has even garnered recognition from mainstream media, securing her a featured role as a resource person on Kapuso Mo, Jessica Sojo.

Explore Dr. Tan's impactful work on social media:


3. She remains equipped to deliver the most advanced and effective treatments available for her patients.


Dr. Tan's commitment to her patients extends beyond the confines of traditional optometry. Armed with a wealth of knowledge and a heart for service, she has helped countless children and adults achieve clarity of vision without resorting to surgery.

Continuously honing her skills through conventions and further training, she remains at the forefront of innovation in the field, offering specialized services such as Vision Therapy, Myopia Control, Comprehensive Pediatric Eyecare, Ortho-K, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Scleral, RGP, Hybrid Contact Lenses, and more. Dr. Tan's commitment to staying current is further exemplified by her recent attendance at the Global Orthokeratology and Myopia Control Conference (GOMCC) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This international conference brought together optometrists specializing in Orthokeratology, Scleral Lenses, RGP lenses, and Myopia Control Spectacles, providing her with the opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of myopia control management and research. Dr. Tan's participation in such events ensures that she remains equipped to deliver the most advanced and effective treatments available for her patients.

With Dr. Dawn is Dr. Pascal Blaser, Founder of Myopiacare.


4. She is living proof that optometry is not just about selling eyeglasses!


As a pioneer in Davao, Dr. Tan challenges preconceived notions about optometry.

Her unwavering dedication extends far beyond simply prescribing eyeglasses. She's a trailblazer, venturing into cutting-edge, non-invasive procedures and specialized treatments, all delivered with unparalleled expertise.

Forget the misconception of optometry being solely about dispensing glasses. Dr. Tan's approach transcends that notion. Take, for instance, her success stories:

  • Marl, a teenager with Keratoconus: Dr. Tan's intervention with Scleral Lenses enabled Marl to experience clearer vision.

  • Sheerah, another Keratoconus patient: Through Dr. Tan's expertise, Sheerah achieved 20/20 vision without resorting to surgery.

  • Kylie: Dr. Tan's guidance with Ortho-K significantly improved Kylie's vision.

These are just a few testaments to Dr. Tan's transformative impact on her patients' lives.

Her clinic, Eyecare Deluxe, is also the first complete, advanced, and state-of-the-art eye clinic in Davao. Her holistic approach to eye care sets her apart, proving that optometry is not just about correcting vision but enhancing the quality of life.


5. She is a 2015 Optometry Board Exam top-notcher!


Dr. Tan's journey to success culminated in her remarkable achievement as a board exam top-notcher in optometry. Her stellar performance serves as a testament to her dedication, perseverance, and unwavering pursuit of excellence. Through her accomplishments, she inspires aspiring optometrists to reach for the stars and make their mark in the field. When she graduated from CEU Manila, she returned to Davao to help more people as she saw the gap in vision care offered in the region.


6. She is a compassionate and visionary entrepreneur.


Beyond her role as a healthcare professional, Dr. Tan is also a savvy businesswoman, serving as the president of New Hope Healthcare Corporation. Her leadership prowess and entrepreneurial spirit drive the company's success, paving the way for innovative solutions and unparalleled patient care.


7. She loves doing medical missions!


Dr. Tan's dedication extends far beyond the walls of her clinic. Driven by a genuine concern for the well-being of others, she actively participates in medical missions, reaching out to underprivileged communities in schools, barangays, and remote areas with limited access to healthcare. This altruistic spirit is a true testament to her commitment to serving the community.

Last December 19th, Dr. Tan actively participated in the Davao City Government's PEACE 911. This program focuses on peacebuilding and development initiatives in underserved areas. Dr. Tan's participation in the medical mission and gift-giving activity at Sitio Mangani, Barangay Tapak in Paquibato District exemplifies her commitment to serving beyond her professional role and contributing to the city's well-being.


In the tapestry of women empowerment, Dr. Lareen Dawn Tan's story is a vibrant thread, weaving together resilience, passion, and boundless potential. Through her dedication to her profession, her commitment to her patients, and her unwavering pursuit of excellence, she embodies the essence of empowerment, proving that with vision and determination, anything is possible.



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