Dr. Marcy Lorraine O’Neil

Marcy O'Neil

Title: Optometrist
Company: Norton South Health Corporation
Location: Nome, Alaska, United States

Dr. Marcy Lorraine O’Neil, Optometrist at Norton Sound Health Corporation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in optometry.

Having accrued more than a decade of professional experience in optometry, Dr. O’Neil has developed her vast medical knowledge throughout the United States and abroad. Upon earning a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry from Missouri State University in 2006, she went on to attain a Doctor of Optometry from the University of Missouri in St. Louis in 2010. Later, in 2017, she also achieved a Master of Science in health, health care administration and management from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

Today, Dr. O’Neil excels as an optometrist for Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome, Alaska, which she commenced in 2010. In her role, she provides comprehensive eye exams, manages and treats ocular diseases/conditions, performs contact lens fittings to the Norton Sound region of Nome and the surrounding 15 Native Alaskan villages, while also acting as an ocular consultant for regional providers and community health aids. Dr. O’Neil takes great pride in working with native Alaskans and providing healthcare services that they would not have otherwise because of their remote locations.

Prior to her current position, Dr. O’Neil worked and lived in Washington, D.C. where she served as a lead optometrist for Kaiser Permanente in 2017 and 2018 and as an optometrist for MyEyeDr. From 2015 to 2017. Similarly, she was an optometrist for Eye Fellows in Colchester, Vermont and for Dr. Robert C. Bauman and Associates in Stowe, Vermont between 2014 and 2015. Earlier, Dr. O’Neil was a master’s swim coach at Clayton Shaw Park Swim Club from 2007 to 2010.

Notably, Dr. O’Neil served the U.S. Air Force as an optometrist and chief of aerospace optometry at RAF Lakenheath in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2014. She went on to serve as chief of optometry to the Air National Guard in South Burlington, Vermont from 2014 to 2019. For her exceptional service, she has been the recipient of a Meritorious Service Medal, two Accommodation Medals and Achievement Medals. In five years’ time, Dr. O’Neil looks forward to spearheading her upcoming projects and working with others to improve access to care to underserved populations, especially in pediatrics, and conduct humanitarian work overseas.

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