Dr. Kathleen Lum was born in Brampton and raised in Mississauga. She attended the University of Waterloo in 1998 and completed her Bachelor of Science degree followed by her Doctor of Optometry degree also at the University of Waterloo. In 2003, she completed her ocular therapeutics internship locally with several groups of ophthalmologists where she specialized in the care of patients with ocular disease. Since then, Dr. Lum worked closely with a group of ophthalmologists in Oakville where she assisted in the co-management of ocular conditions including post-surgical treatments. She joined Dr. Mimmo Gagliardi, Dr. Jack DiBerardino and Dr. Deanna Hwang at Sheridan Optometric Centre in 2004. Dr. Lum has previously volunteered as a vision rehabilitation specialist at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. She stays active in the community by volunteering her time with the Lions Club, most recently by vision screening athletes at the Ontario Special Olympics held in Etobicoke. Dr. Lum has always been fond of Mississauga for its community and diversity and enjoys being part of the Sheridan Optometric team. She lives in Mississauga with her two sons and her husband, whom she met in Optometry school at the University of Waterloo.