Meagan Anderson, OD

What brings you to Kugler Vision?

I was drawn to Kugler Vision because they are using the most advanced technology in the area to change patient’s lives through vision correction. Optometry school does a great job of teaching you about ocular health and glasses/contact lenses, but I wanted to expand my knowledge for patients where these options don’t work for them or those who want to have their vision corrected permanently.

What are you most excited about as a part of the residency program?

This year-long residency program will help me to specialize in the area of refractive surgery and be the best Optometrist I can be for my patients. In addition to refractive surgery, I will be able to expand my knowledge base in the areas of keratoconus, dry eye, and cataract surgery.
I love the collaborative environment between Optometrists and Ophthalmologists at Kugler Vision and I think it’s great that Optometrists have a role in the refractive vision correction process. It’s also great that I am able to use some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment to provide the best care for my patients. I am excited to be a part of the Kugler Vision team.

CURRICULUM VITAE
Meagan Anderson, OD

EDUCATION

Doctor of Optometry  May 2021
University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry
St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Arts in Biology Dec. 2016
Certificate in Gerontology and Minor in Spanish
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE

EXPERIENCE

Kugler Vision, Omaha, NE  June 2020 – Present

Resident Optometrist

  • The mission of the Residency Program in Refractive and Ocular
    surgery program at Kugler Vision seeks to advance the
    competency of the resident in the medical management of
    ocular disease and co-management of ocular surgery with
    specific emphasis on refractive, cataract, and corneal surgery.

Brinton Vision, St. Louis, MO Dec. 2017 – May 2020
Saturday Clinic Coordinator/Ophthalmic Technician

Kugler Vision, Omaha, NE June 2016 – July 2017
Ophthalmic Technician

HONORS/ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity Trip Jan. 2020
Cap Haitien, Haiti

Teaching Assistant Aug. 2019 – July 2020
Clinical Optometry I, II, & III

J. Pat Cummings Scholarship Nov. 2019

AOA+ Leadership Society June 2018

Awarded at Optometry’s Meeting 2018

AOSA Influencer June 2018

Contact Lens Clinical Faculty Excellence Award May 2021

 

OPTOMETRIC EXTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

Saint Louis University (05/2021-08/2021)

UMSL Eye Care (08/2021-10/2021)

Tomasino Goerss Vision Source (10/2021-12/2021)

Affinia Healthcare (01/2021-02/2021)

Aloha Laser Vision (03/2021-05/2021)

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

American Optometric Association

American Academy of Optometry

Nebraska Optometric Association

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity

kugler vision doctor lance kugler

Lance Kugler, MD, is a specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery and CEO of Kugler Vision. A proud Omaha native, he is passionate about improving lives through clear vision. Dr. Kugler serves on several national boards, and his practice is recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Dr. Kugler is one of the original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international organization comprised of over 350 of the world’s leading vision correction surgeons; he also served as its first president. In 2019, Dr. Kugler was selected as a TEDx speaker, and delivered a talk in Omaha about the worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness and refractive solutions. Dr. Kugler is an Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Truhlsen Eye Institute, has been published in many medical journals, and participates in numerous clinical studies to advance the field of vision correction surgery. Dr. Kugler and his wife are proud parents to five active kids. When he has a spare moment, he enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, and fine coffee.