Laura K. Windsor, O.D., F.A.A.O.


Dr. Laura Windsor received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Indiana University School of Optometry, where she received the Essilor Award of Excellence, given to an outstanding student in her graduating class and the Varilux Award for an outstanding clinical paper. In June 2001 at the American Optometric Association annual meeting in Boston, she received the National Essilor Award in a competition among graduating doctors of optometry from all sixteen schools of optometry. She served as vice president of the Indiana University Optometric Student Association and was honored with a special award for her multiple contributions to the I.U. School of Optometry. Dr. Windsor followed in her father’s footsteps and joined him in practice with the Eye Associates Group, LLC in 2001. She previously obtained a Bachelor of Science in Optometry from Indiana University and she is a graduate of the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities at Ball State University. Dr. Windsor trained in low vision care at the Indiana University Indianapolis Eye Care Center and the Low Vision Centers of Indiana. She completed neuro-ophthalmic, retinal, corneal, glaucoma and cataract training at the Muncie Eye Center and Indiana University Eye Care Centers. She received her Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in December 2003 in Dallas, Texas. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry and the Indiana Low Vision Rehabilitation Society.

Dr. Windsor has published articles on low vision rehabilitation and in 2005 co-authored a book on reengineering the optometric practice. She has co-authored a quarterly column on low vision for Vision Enhancement Magazine. Dr. Windsor has lectured on low vision and treatment of eye disease and vision disordered to doctors, occupational therapists, hospital rehabilitation departments, nursing facilities and low vision support groups throughout Indiana. She also co-authored a national gold medal award-winning article on the application of the Internet to optometry.

Dr. Laura Windsor is a Hartford City, Indiana native and is married to Jeff Whetzel, a Roll native. They have a daughter named Tori, and a son Taylor. Dr. Laura serves as County Coordinator for Blackford County Special Olympics, is a Grants Committee Member for the Blackford County Community Foundation and is past Vice President and Corresponding Secretary of the Hartford City chapter of Tri Kappa sorority.

Dr. Windsor specializes in the low vision rehabilitation of those with vision loss from problems such as albinism, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, congenital eye diseases, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Driving with low vision is another area of emphasis in her practice. She does extensive work with bioptic driving.