Dr. Lauren Byington earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University. She continued her education at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Byington was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa honor society and was awarded the 3rd year Clinician Award. She was granted a research fellowship in Vision Therapy and presented a poster at the COVD conference in 2012.
She was a member of the Student Volunteer of Optometric Services to Humanity and participated in mission trips to Columbia and Honduras. They performed free eye exams and dispensed donated eye glasses. She has a working knowledge of Spanish from these travels. She was active in the Lion’s Club during school and is still active here in Albuquerque.
She is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana; making her an avid LSU tiger and a Saint’s fan. She moved to Albuquerque in 2013 and joined Sandia Vision Clinic in 2016. She loves living in the mountains and enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, and all outdoor sports. She practices yoga regularly at Blissful Spirits. New Mexico food culture has made her feel at home; green chile is a main component now in all her New Orleans cuisine!