Notable Alumna


Nancy Barr, OD, FAAO
Class of 1983

My professional accomplishments include Fellow, American Academy of Optometry; Diplomate, American Board of Optometry; and past president of the Georgia Optometric Association. I have been in private practice for most of my professional career but spent several years working for Vistakon in their Professional Affairs department. I volunteer monthly for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse and have been on eye missions abroad as well.

In my newest pursuit (in addition to practicing), I developed a training program designed to teach optometric/ophthalmic assisting skills to young women who have been exploited by human traffickers. At the training center, we have, in addition to our lecture area, an exam lane filled with donated equipment. We have gotten commitments from local practitioners to allow these young women to "shadow" or intern at their offices. This endeavor allows me to combine my passions for female empowerment, education, and eye care!



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