Dr. Lauren Dyak is a true product of Woolfson Eye Institute. While attending the Illinois College of Optometry, she spent a semester of her training with Woolfson, and later returned for a year of specialized training at the Woolfson Optometric Residency Program in Refractive Surgery and Eye Pathology from 2014-2015.
In 2017, she returned to Woolfson as an associate optometrist, providing ocular disease management, LASIK consults, dry eye treatment, as well as some of the important pre- and post-op care involved in the surgical treatment of keratoconus. Dr. Dyak, originally a native of South Florida, graduated from high school in Beijing, China, and then attended Miami of Ohio for her undergraduate education.
She received her Doctorate of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL.
After completion of the post-doctorate residency at Woolfson, she joined a private practice in Atlanta, GA, where she practiced full-scope optometry before her return to Woolfson to provide medically and surgically oriented eye care as a consultative optometrist. She currently provides services in the Sandy Springs, Marietta, and Canton locations. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Dyak is paying it forward by assisting in the training of optometry interns and residents as the residency and externship co-preceptor. Asked what she thinks is the most important skill to instill in a young doctor, she explains, “You only have one chance to make a great first impression. You want patients to not only feel comfortable, but also to experience excellence in patient care every time they enter the exam room.”
Dr. Dyak is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Georgia Optometric Association (GOA), and the Greater Atlanta Optometric Association (GAOA). She is a past president of the GAOA and serves as the secretary of the GOA with presidency coming in 2026. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the world, spending time with her family, fiancé Paul, and dogs, Valentine and Rigby, and supporting Adopt a Golden Atlanta.