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Linda Lawrence M.D. 
Executive Board Member

Linda Lawrence, MD established in 1986 a solo, private practice in comprehensive ophthalmology with pediatric emphasis in Salina, Kansas, USA. Since 1992, she performs functional vision

assessment in the early intervention with the Part C program at Salina Regional Health Center, Kansas. There is a high rate of undiagnosed ocular pathology in infants and toddlers with

developmental disabilities, and she advocated for earlier detection and interventions both clinically, and by teaching other professionals and parents. . She performs outreach services with the Kansas

State School for the Blind and is a volunteer consultant for Centro Ann Sullivan del PeruCASP) in Lima, Peru, an educational NGO for students with neuro-developmental disabilities.

Dr. Lawrence has been an invited speaker to many USA and international meetings, and trains trainers in the area of early intervention for infants and toddlers with low visio and multiple

disabilities including local, national, and international teams in South and Central America, India, Africa, China, Vietnam, and the Middle East. She volunteers for ORBIS, and is Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Kansas. She coauthored


a book chapter on Pediatric Low Vision. She is a Fellow of the AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) and AAPOS member (American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and

Strabismus), former chair of AAPOS committee on Pediatric Low Vision Rehabilitation, former chair of the AAO committee on Global Education and Outreach, and current member of AAO Low Vision

Rehabilitation Committee. She worked with the WHO International Consensus scientific committee helping to develop the International Low Vision Rehabilitation Standards (including birth to 3 years).


She has consulted as a 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. She has received the achievement award from AAPOS 2017, the Senior Achievement Award from the AAO, and the AAO Secretariat Award in 2018.

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