Dr. Lim was born and raised in Willows. He attended the University of California at Davis where he majored in psychology and then continued his graduate studies in optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. He and his wife moved to Chico where he worked for 2 years with Dr. Richard Kaderly. He then joined into what would become a partnership with Dr. Randall Watkins and formed Chico Vision Care, which has been at its current location since 2001.
Dr. Lim and his wife Mary Lou have four children. He has enjoyed many hobbies over the years including softball, basketball, fishing, building computers, and lots of reading. He has coached little league, soccer, and womens softball teams. His wife Mary Lou has taught vocal music at Chico Christian School and Chico High School. Mary Lou is currently teaching vocal music and music theater at Inspire School of the Arts and Science which is a charter high school currently on the Chico High campus.
Dr. Lim retired from practice in 2021.