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Meet Our New Intern: Laura Lakin

Laura PicLaura Lakin is a fourth-year optometry student at the New England College of Optometry who is working at Northampton Vision Specialists as an intern this spring.

Laura will spend the semester working alongside Dr. Ruggiero, who she’ll assist in the evaluation and treatment of patients to develop a greater understanding of the visual system and the role vision therapy plays in treating visual disorders. “I enjoy vision therapy,” Laura said. “I’ve seen first hand the difference it can make in people’s lives and the effect it can have on how they experience the world around them.”

Laura’s interest in optometry began at age 10 when her eye doctor let her look in the back of her sister’s eye. Now, in her final year of optometry school, Laura’s goal is to learn as much as she can about the visual system so that she’ll be prepared to give her patients the best possible care after graduation.

Laura is originally from Berkshire, New York. She completed her undergraduate degree at Elmira College.

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