Full Name: Inna Lazar
Name of Practice: Greenwich Eye Care
Setting: Full scope OD medical practice
Location: Old Greenwich, CT
Date of Birth: May 6, 1986
High School Attended: in Ukraine
College Attended: University of Pittsburgh
Optometry School Attended: SALUS University
Other Education: Music School in Ukraine
Tell us something interesting about yourself: I love to bake and decorate desserts. That’s my form of meditation.
Tell us about your family: I have a small family of 4 – my husband and I, a 3-year-old son, and a dog.
Tell us about your parent’s occupations: My mother is a math and physics teacher, and my father a musician (hence me attending music school for most of my school years).
Why did you choose optometry as a career? My diagnosis of Myopia as a child.
What aspects of your professional life do you find most rewarding? The ability to see immediate results and help children with myopia management.
What aspects of your professional life do you find least rewarding? Insurance companies.
How did you end up working where you are now? I opened GEC 4 years ago to mainly concentrate on Myopia Management and Dry Eye treatment.
What professional conferences do you like best? I love to travel and I really enjoy all the optometry conferences equally. However, American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control is the most important one for me, I never miss it. AAOMC if you are reading this, can we please have our next meeting in Hawaii?!
Have you ever used a practice management consultant? Yes, The Power Practice, and I could not be happier with my choice.
What advice do you have for young people considering optometry as a career? Optometry is an incredible career with many amazing opportunities.
Find me on Instagram @dr.innalazar – I love making educational fun videos!