Dr Chan has won numerous awards in her career. As a medical student at NUS, Dr Chan was awarded the Oliveiro Memorial Gold Medal in Biochemistry in 1988 and the Medical Alumni Association Bronze Medal in 1989.
During her fellowship year subspecializing in Cornea and External Eye Disease and Refractive Surgery in 1998 at the Singapore National Eye Centre, she has conferred the SNEC Young Researcher Award, for her work on blood flow patterns in pterygium.
In 2012, at the ASCRS Symposium in Chicago, USA, she was awarded the Best of Paper Session for her research comparing LASIK and ReLEx SMILE for myopia and myopic astigmatism.
For two consecutive years in 2013 and 2014, she has presented the SingHealth Outstanding Faculty Award for her continued efforts in the teaching of Ophthalmology Residents in Singapore and was voted by the young doctors to be one of their best teachers.
More recently in April 2014, Dr. Chan was presented the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Distinguished Service Award, for her contributions to clinical service and the advancement of ophthalmic care in the Asia-Pacific region.