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Lauren Gardner OD

Dr. Lauren Gardner was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and raised in Charleston, Illinois, home of EIU and the original Jimmy Johns. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and minored in Chemistry at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Dr. Gardner realized she wanted to pursue her dream as an Optometrist when she found that wearing glasses changed her life as a young child. Lucky for her dad, Lauren is one of three girls, falling in the middle. Her family all migrated back to Indiana over the past four years as Indiana is where her parents went to college, met, and lived for many years.  In her spare time she loves fishing, slalom skiing, being outdoors, and spending time with friends, family and her boyfriend (who is also an Optometrist).

Gardner received her doctorate from Indiana University School of Optometry and is eager to start seeing patients at Superior Vision. She started her clinical training at Eye Surgeons of Indiana in Indianapolis, IN and LASIK Pro in Orlando, FL where she worked closely with several Optometrists and Ophthalmologists treating ocular diseases and co-managing refractive and cataract surgery patients. She continued her training at Indianapolis Eye Care Center where she worked in primary care, contact lens, and pediatric clinics.  Gardner finished her training at Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago, IL where she worked mainly with the pediatric and geriatric population treating conditions such as amblyopia, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and corneal disorders. Gardner has performed mission work in Jamaica and Mexico during her schooling at Indiana University and hopes to continue this service throughout her career as an Optometrist.

Dr. Gardner will be seeing patients starting in June providing complete ocular health exams for adult and pediatric patients, contact lens fittings, surgery co-management, and treating ocular disease. She is excited to start serving her fellow Hoosiers!