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Optometrist, Lauren Hansen, OD


"After five fun years in the Pacific Northwest, my husband and I have decided to return to Kansas City to be closer to family. We really enjoyed our time out here and loved how welcoming Duvall has been. We will miss working with such amazing people. We hope to come back to visit still and get our seafood cravings taken care of."    Dr. Hansen

Doctor Lauren Hansen was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. Prior to becoming an Optometrist Dr. Hansen was both an Optometric Technician and a Certified Nursing Assistant working with Seniors. She attended the University of Kansas for her BA in Human Biology. She received her optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry graduating, Magna Cum Laude.

While at the Illinois College of Optometry, she completed specialty training in refractive surgery co-management, pediatrics, vision therapy, contact lenses, emergency care, low vision, and ocular disease.

Dr. Hansen is a member of the American Optometric Association and Optometric Physicians of Washington, is a registered InfantSEE® provider and Emerald Certified Orthokeratology provider. She also volunteers her time to provide vision screenings and consultations for the Sno-Valley Senior center and local schools.

Her hobbies include tennis with her husband and dog, yes, her dog goes to play tennis with them.


Hazel, Dr. Hansen's dog, dressed up as Dr. Hansen for Halloween


Dr. Hansen's dog wearing her 2017 eclipse glasses


Dr. Hansen's Credentials

B.A. Human Biology: University of Kansas

Doctorate of Optometry: Illinois College of Optometry

Board Certification: National Board of Examiners in Optometry

Clinical Externships:

  • Dishler Laser Institute, Denver, CO
  • Illinois Eye Institute, Chicago, IL
  • KDH Eyecare, Topeka, KS
  • Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto, CA
  • Special Olympics Vision Screening, Shawnee, KS
  • Special Olympics Vision Screening, Bloomington, IL


  • American Optometric Association
  • Optometric Physicians of Washington
  • Magna Cum Laude International Honor Society