Dr. Lyons earned her doctor of optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1988 and completed a residency in pediatric optometry in 1989. She is currently a Professor and the Chair of Specialty and Advanced Care Department at New England College of Optometry where she has been a faculty member at the College since 1989.
The primary areas of focus for Dr. Lyons’ research are in public health, vision and learning and alternate models for delivering care to children. She is an investigator in the Vision in Preschoolers Study-Hyperopia in Preschoolers, which is funded by the National Eye Institute. In addition, Dr. Lyons has been the director of the Special Olympics program Opening Eyes at the Massachusetts State Games since 2000.
Dr. Lyons is the Co-Vice Chair for the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association and the American Public Health Association. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family.