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Lynn Lawrence, CPOT, ABOC, COA

Lynn Lawrence received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Columbia Southern University in Alabama. He is a certified American Optometric Paraoptometric Technician as well as certified by the American Board of Opticianry and the Joint Commission for Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. Lynn is currently a national lecturer and an Ophthalmic Technician for Mills Eye and Facial Plastic Surgery in Florida. In 2009 he retired from the US Air Force after 30 years of service. During his military career, he was promoted to the top 1% of the enlisted ranks to Chief Master Sergeant and then assigned to the Army/Air Force Exchange Service Headquarters in Texas as the Optical Program Manager. Lynn oversaw quality control for 133 optical stores worldwide. The Air Force Surgeon General appointed him Ophthalmic Career Field Manager where he oversaw 540 optometry and ophthalmology technicians in 90 locations worldwide. Lynn was one of four nationally recognized technicians selected to attend the industry sponsored 2020 Summit where industry and optometry came together to target the hurdles within optometry to enhance the profession.