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Doctor Biographies

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Dr. Jeffry Gerson

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  • graduated from Indiana University of optometry in 1997. 
  • completed a residency at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City, concentrating on Ocular Disease and Low Vision 
  • became faculty at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in the Department of ophthalmology 
  • authored several articles in journals, such as “Review Of Optomtry” & Optometric Management” and continues to do so. He also frequently lectures on retinal disease and systemic disease both here and abroad 
  • member of the American Optometric Association (which named him 2008 Young OD of the Year)

 Dr. Shane R. Kannarr 

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  • graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in biology education and earned his Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis 
  • at the forefront of contact lens technology with experience in toric, bifocal, and contact lenses for dry eyes 
  • lectures across the country in the areas of ocular disease, ophthalmic medication, contact lenses, and practice management 
  • treats all types of medical conditions relating to the eye, with specific interests in dry eyes, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease                                  

Dr. Koederitz

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  • graduated from Westminster College, MO with a degree in Biology and Business
  •  graduated medical school from University of Missouri-Columbia 
  • completed her ophthalmology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine
  • completed a fellowship specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Indiana University and Riley Children's Hospital
  • member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)

Dr. Komadina Seiler* on temporary leave

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  • graduated in 2008 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with honors in 2008 
  • received her Doctorate degree in Optometry from University of Houston College of Optometry in 2012 
  • member of American Optometric Association, Kansas Optometric Association, and Kappa Gamma Pi - The National Catholic College of Graduate Honor Society 
  • completed the Kansas Optometric Association Leadership class in 2014-15 
  • recipient of the Eschenbach Low Vision Award as well as Metro Optics Excellence Award in 2012
  • Experienced in diagnosing and managing Glaucoma and Ocular Surface Disease, contact lenses, ocular allergies, eye infections and injuries 

Dr. Kendall Krug

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  • graduated from Fort Hays University and received his Doctor of Optometry Degree from The Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN 
  • completed additional training in Low Vision Rehabilitation at the New York Lighthouse for the Blind 
  • received the 2013 Vision Service Award from the KS School for the Deaf and Blind. Dr. Krug is the Low Vision Consultant to the KS Department of Children and Families 
  • appointed by KS Governor Parkinson to the Kansas Advisory Committee for the Blind and Visually Impaired in 2010 and is currently the Chairman of this committee. 
  • recipient of the Legislative Service Award, the Distinguished Service Award from the Kansas Optometric Association, and the Eleanor Wilson Award from the Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired 
  • is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry 
  • published articles in the Journal of the American Optometric Association and in Review of Optometry and was a Co-Investigator of a National Eye Institute funded research project on "Clinical Decision Making in the Care of Patients with Chronic Vision Impairment

Dr. Linda Lawrence

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  • graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1982 and completed a residency at University of Texas Health System 
  • established in 1986 a solo, private practice in comprehensive ophthalmology with pediatric emphasis in Salina, Kansas, USA
  • began functional vision assessment for all children in the early intervention, Part C program, at Salina Regional Health Center, Kansas, in 1992 and has documented the high rate of undiagnosed ocular pathology in infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities, and advocated for earlier detection and interventions
  • volunteers for ORBIS (the flying Eye hospital) and for Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru (CASP) in Lima, Peru, an educational NGO for students with neuro-developmental disabilities
  • has been an invited speaker to many USA and international meetings and workshops, and trains trainers in the area of early intervention for infants and toddlers with multiple disabilities and low vision for local, national, and international teams including Brazil, Peru, India, and Nigeria, and throughout the Middle East 
  • is Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Kansas
  • member AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) and AAPOS (American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus), chairing the AAPOS committee on Pediatric Low Vision Rehabilitation and the AAO committee on Global Education and Outreach. She is on the several WHO International Consensus scientific 
  • honored by the AAO with the International Humanitarian Services Award in 2009 for her volunteer work in Kansas, and internationally.
  • coauthored a book chapter on Pediatric Low Vision
  • published many articles, such as :Visual Impairment in Children with Congenital Zika Syndrome.Ventura, L. O.,Ventura, C. V.,Lawrence, L.,van der Linden, V.,van der Linden, A.,Gois, A. L.,Cavalcanti, M. M.,Barros, E. A.,Dias, N. C.,Berrocal, A. M.,Miller, M. T.; J AAPOS. 2017 Apr 3 
  • participates on committees developing International Low Vision Rehabilitation Standards including birth to 3 years and has consulted as volunteer with CDC on the congenital Zika syndrome
  • Dr. Lawrence was honored by the AAO with the International Humanitarian Services Award in 2009 for her volunteer work in Kansas, and internationally

Dr. Kristina Post

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  • Dr. Kristina Post graduated from Southwest Baptist University-Bolivar, MO and received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Missouri, Saint Louis 
  • completed residency program at Northeastern State University College of Optometry 
  • member of American Optometric Association, Kansas Optometric Association, and Fellowship of Christian Optometrists 
  • member of Kansas Optometric Association 
  • is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry 

Dr. Deena Sandall

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  • graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2001 and received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and obtained her Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2005 from the University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • member of the Kansas Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. 
  • member of American Optometric Association Low Vision Society as well as the Cornea and Contact Lens Society
  • practices primary care optometry as well as adult and pediatric low vision rehabilitation and neuro-optometric rehabilitation

  Dr. Todd Zerger

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  • graduated from Bethel College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry and graduated with honors from Southern College of Optometry 
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll 
  • member of the American Optometric Association and member of the Kansas Optometric Association 
  • experienced in ocular diseases, pediatrics, cataract and LASIK co-management, and contact lenses