Lori Vollmer, O.D., M.S., FAAO earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida in 1990. Following graduation, she worked as a certified ophthalmic technician for eight years until pursuing a career in optometry in 1998. She graduated with honors and distinction from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 2002. She completed a residency in ocular disease at the Aran Eye Associates in Miami, Florida in July 2003. She completed a Masters’ of Science in Nutrition from the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018 with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition.
Dr. Vollmer is currently an Associate Professor of Optometry and Director of Residency Programs for all optometric residency programs affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. She serves as the Program Coordinator for the Primary Care Residency Programs within Nova Southeastern University.
Her professional interests lie in ocular disease and nutrition. She is an attending optometric physician for the primary care clinic at The Eye Institute in Broward County. Her lecturing interests involve anterior and posterior segment disease, trauma, medical and surgical management and nutrition. She teaches a course in Ocular Nutrition and the Eye within the NSUCO optometry program to OD2 students.
Dr. Vollmer is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow in the Optometric Retina Society, member of the Optometric Nutrition Society, member of the American Optometric Association, Member of International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) and Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and member of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND).
Dr. Vollmer served on the Board of the Broward County Optometric Association for over 10 years and is a Past President. Dr. Vollmer also serves as a team chair consultant for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE).