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Dr. Lindsay Thornton

Photo of Dr ThorntonDr. Lindsay Thornton grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017 with degrees in Biology and Hispanic Linguistics. She then received her optometric degree in 2022 from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, graduating in the top of her class with summa cum laude honors. During her optometric education, she received several awards and recognitions and held a variety of leadership roles. She served as Vice President of her class and was an active member and leader in SVOSH (Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), where she provided eye care to communities in the Dominican Republic. She was honored to be inducted into the Gold Key Society and Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society for her leadership and academics. After graduation, she completed her residency at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina, focusing on ocular disease, low vision, and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Thornton is a member of the American Optometric Association and the North Carolina Optometric Society. Her interests include primary eye care of all ages, ocular disease, glaucoma management, diabetic eye disease, and specialty contact lens care.