Dr. Nennig

Laura Nennig, OD

Professional Background

While Dr. Laura was training at Michigan College of Optometry she spent part of her last year as an extern at our Lee’s Summit office. Originally from Wisconsin, she fell in love with the Kansas City area during that time and jumped at the opportunity to move back.

Dr. Laura joined Eyecare Associates ownership team in 2018. The practice’s goals of great service and lifelong care aligned with her desire to care for and prevent eye issues for all ages. Her passion projects include designing solutions for patients who can’t function well with conventional eyewear (like glasses and soft contact), and she specializes in scleral lens fittings but works with all types of options to get you seeing your best. She also enjoy working with diabetes as well as using technology to help educate why treatment is needed. She has a passion for wellness and wants her patients to maintain healthy vision throughout their lives. The favorite part of her day is playing with puppets during a child’s exam.

Fun Facts about Dr. Laura

  • I love worms and the fungus among us! As a budding vermiculturist, I seek to boost the health of my garden and yard with these wiggly friends and replace fertilizer with something more sustainable. I also love ninja gardening!
  • Much like Bob Barker, I support spay and neuter of our local pet population. I currently host a clowder of rescued cats and have worked with my local vet to spay and release some of the strays around the Greenwood area.
  • Classic video games are my jam (that and spreadsheets); I even created a replica costume of Zelda from Twilight Princess. I’ve been known to play the Fallout series as well.
  • For exercise, I like to challenge myself with dance. I’ve been working with Susan’s School of Dance for years and have learned bits of Rumba, Samba and Salsa, but my absolute favorite West Coast Swing.
  • Weather permitting, I enjoy exploring great hiking trails. Have a great local trail? I’d love to learn about it.

Dr. Nennig is an active member of the both of Missouri’s Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She is also a member of the International Keratoconus Academy and Scleral Lens Education Society.