Meet the Editors of Review of Optometric Business
Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO
Dr. Sorrenson is the founder of Lakeline Vision Source in Austin, Texas, which she opened in 1995. A board-certified clinician, she serves on the faculty of the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) where she teaches practice management to fourth-year optometry students. Dr. Sorrenson also lectures around the country and in Canada on topics such as staff management, practice efficiencies, keratoconus and contact lenses, and she serves as consultant to other optometrists to help them better manage their practices.
Dr. Sorrenson attended college in Oklahoma on a basketball scholarship, earning her B.S. at University of Houston and her optometry degree at UHCO in 1985. She earned FAAO designation in 1999 and is also licensed as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.
Dr. Sorrenson has received multiple awards and recognitions: the UHCO Benedict Practice Management professor for the year 2000-2001; Texas Optometric Association (TOA) Young Optometrist of the Year in 1995 and OD of the Year in 2002; UHCO’s Distinguished Alumna of the Year in 2002, the same year she delivered the commencement address; the Bill Pittman Leadership Award from UHCO in 2006; the Mollie Armstrong Public Service Award from the TOA in 2008; the TOA Distinguished Service Award in 2017; and the Women In Optometry Theia Award of Excellence for Mentorship in 2018. Dr. Sorrenson has received the TOA President’s Award 18 times. She is currently the PAC chair for the Texas Optometric Association and has held leadership positions in both her state and national optometric associations.
Margery is the editorial leader and engine behind Review of Optometric business, planning, writing and editing nearly all stories that appear here. In addition, Margery assembles graphics for the magazine, and works with a multitude of contributor ODs to bring readers the latest tips to ensure practice profitability. Margery has 20 years of experience as a reporter, writer and editor, enjoying a second career as an international travel writer in her spare time.