Dr. John Lahr OD

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Dr. John Lahr is an engaging educator, writer, and frequent speaker on a number of topics related to primary eye care, which include anterior segment eye disease, nutraceuticals, posterior segment eye disease, coding and billing, health care delivery systems, and integrated eye care. Dr. Lahr received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 1974. He was the founder of The Eye Clinics, a five-office primary eye-care group practice in East Central Minnesota. In 1984, Dr. Lahr integrated his practices with ophthalmology and began providing his patients with co-managed care while developing care models with several ophthalmologists. He was an original member of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee of American Optometric Association (AOA) to develop practice standards and protocols for the profession.


Dr. Lahr served as AOA's first representative to the American Medical Association's CPT coding committee while serving on the Eye Care Benefits Center, which he chaired for two years. He is a Past President of the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) and was the MOA Optometrist of the Year in 1989. Over the past decade, Dr. Lahr has worked closely with many ophthalmic and optical corporate entities including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, and Bausch + Lomb. He currently serves as the Vice President of Provider/Industry Relations and Medical Director for EyeMed Vision Care, one of the largest and fastest growing vision benefits organizations in the US. In this role he is responsible for the standards and quality of eye care, network management, wellness and disease management support programs for the delivery of preventive and primary medical eye care.

Dr. John Lahr OD
Dr. John Lahr OD

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