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Drs. Courtney Shay and Tim LaFreniere, Burke, VA

posted Aug 30, 2012, 7:16 PM by Jen Weigel
It must be recent grad week at TLC Tysons Corner!

We welcomed Drs. Courtney Shay and Tim LaFreniere today.  Both are recent graduates of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.  Hard to believe that it's been 8 whole years since I graduated from the same school.  Having visited SCO recently, I know that the campus looks completely different ... bigger! ... but the sound education is still the same.

Both Drs. Shay and LaFreniere have a solid background in refractive surgery co-management.  I was quizzing them all day long!  That's really awesome to see that refractive surgery co-mx is being integrated successfully into the optometric education.

The two post-ops that we saw together were great examples of Dr. Holzman's attention to details with the LASIK flap.  We saw a one-day post-op (pristine!) and a one-year post-op (crystal clear!).  Honestly, sometimes when I'm seeing a post-op, I sometimes have to double check what procedure they had because the flap margin is so perfect that it could be easily missed.

Both docs have successfully transitioned their student VOA membership to 1st year active membership.  I hope they'll be active members of NVOS or maybe even join me on a VOA committee.  (Hint, hint!)  - jw

   Drs. Courtney Shay and Tim LaFreniere
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