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Southern College of Optometry welcomes alumna Jennifer Lyerly, O.D. '11, as one of its newest members to join the college's Board of Trustees.
Dr. Lyerly graduated Summa Cum Laude from SCO and was named Outstanding Clinician in her class. She was also awarded SCO’s Young Alumni Award in 2017 for her service, leadership, and support of SCO. As a native of Clemmons, North Carolina, she was valedictorian at North Carolina State University.
She practices in Cary, North Carolina with a focus on specialty contact lenses. Dr. Lyerly has also cofounded Defocus Media, a social media management company for private practice ODs and is the cohost of Defocus Media Podcast.
Dr. Lyerly is also the founder of Eyedolatry Blog, an eyecare website with a focus on encouraging women’s leadership within optometry. Dr. Lyerly was named one of Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optometry in 2015 and was a 2018 Transition Academy's Brand Ambassador of the Year.