Dr. Lauren Haverly Earns Ohio State Optometry’s Early Professional Achievement Award

Dr. Lauren Haverly, a woman in academic regalia, stands outside.
Dr. Lauren Haverly

Lauren Haverly, OD, received The Ohio State University College of Optometry’s Early Professional Achievement Award during the Class of 2022’s Convocation Ceremony on May 7.

“Dr. Lauren Haverly represents the best of the best from Ohio State Optometry,” said Dean Karla Zadnik. “She is a jewel in our crown.”

Dr. Haverly is a proud 2014 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry and has practiced in Minnesota ever since her graduation. With terrible timing, Dr. Haverly opened her own private practice in March of 2020 and is here to tell the story thanks to incredible family, friends, and colleagues.

Currently, Dr. Haverly serves as the President-Elect of the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA), is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) Industry Relations Committee, and a Trustee of The Ohio State University Optometry Alumni Society. In 2016, the MOA awarded Dr. Haverly their Young Optometrist of the Year award due to her influence in jumpstarting the “Minnesota Young OD” program that provides new graduates with community and resources.

Advocacy – both personally and professionally – will always be a fundamental keystone in Dr. Haverly’s life. Increasing quality access to eye care, minimizing healthcare disparities of all communities, and advancing the profession of optometry are some of her top legislative priorities.

Dr. Haverly lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her wife, Jessica, and their rescue dog, Luci. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, boating, and splitting her allegiances between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Minnesota Gophers.