Lauren studied Optometry at the University of New South Wales graduating with honors in 2014. During her studies, she completed her preceptorship at the Australian College of Optometry and private practice at Vision Splendid (Tim Duffy Optometrist) in Gunnedah.
Lauren has a keen interest in children’s vision and also eye disease management.
She performs perception testing and comprehensive children’s eye examinations. She also implements behavioural optometry programs in line with ACBO recommendations (Australian College of Behavioural Optometry).
Lauren has a therapeutics qualification and as such is able to prescribe medications to treat anterior eye diseases and inflammations. She works together with ophthalmologists to co-manage glaucoma.
Lauren is passionate about rural eye care. In 2015 she volunteered as a member of VOSH and travelled to Romania to provide eye care to remote villages. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys horse riding.