Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctor:
- Daytona Beach Outpatient VA Clinic (Primary Care and Low Vision).
- University of Chicago, DCAM (Emergency and Pediatric Care, Neurological and Retinal Services).
- VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (Primary Care and Ocular Disease with emphasis on glaucoma, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy).
- Illinois Eye Institute (Contact Lenses, Pediatric/Binocular Vision).
Dr. Laura Le graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She then went on to attain her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. She is board-certified to treat eye diseases, including glaucoma, and is experienced in refractive surgery/cataract surgery co-management. Dr. Le is here to provide professional eye care near you and believes in quality care that comes from the relationship between doctor and patients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her French bulldog.
Dr. Lavinder grew up in the Central Valley of CA. She decided to shadow her childhood optometrist during high school and became fascinated with the field of eye care. She attended University of California, Los Angeles and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Physiological Sciences. In her free time, she volunteered at various optometry offices in LA County and worked at the Low Vision Rehabilitation Center in the Jules Stein Eye Institute.
After college, Dr. Lavinder earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry. Her clinical training shaped her into a well-rounded eye care provider: she practiced primary eye care at the Travis Air Force Base Hospital, treated a variety of ocular pathology at a community clinic in Downtown LA, and worked closely alongside ophthalmologists, co-managing cataract and refractive surgery patients in Las Vegas. Dr. Lavinder is a glaucoma-certified optometrist, a MiSight Certified Eyecare Provider, and an affiliate of NVISION Eye Center.
Dr. Lavinder speaks some Cantonese and Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, daughters, and cat.