Born and raised in Lakeville, MN, Dr. Haverly feels a strong sense of community and pride providing quality health care to the southern Twin Cities. She graduated from Lakeville (North) High school "GO PANTHERS!", went onto attain her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, and completed her doctor of optometry degree at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
While at Ohio State University, Dr. Haverly worked as a vision therapist on the weekends and discovered her passion for binocular vision, pediatrics, and neuro-optometric rehabilitative vision therapy. During her optometry school rotations, Dr. Haverly gained invaluable experience in refractive and cataract surgery pre and post-operative exams, ocular disease, contact lenses, binocular vision and pediatrics, and low vision.
Dr. Haverly is a certified member of the American Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association Political Action Committee and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Optometric Association. In 2016 Dr. Lauren was named Young Optometrist of the Year by the Minnesota Optometric Association. In 2017 she was selected to serve on doctors advisory panel at the national meeting of the American Optometric Association. She's a real shining star in the optometric world!
Despite being married to an Ohio State Buckeye fan, Dr. Haverly maintains her Minnesota Gopher fandom. In her spare time, Dr. Haverly enjoys taking her dog, Luci, to the park, going on bike rides, and visiting the local farmer's market.
Dr. Lauren was featured in the most recent issue of the Ohio State Optometry School's ALUMNI Newsletter. BuckEYEs.
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