Dr. Lisa Kirkland graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Biology. She earned her optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University in 1994. During her optometric education she completed her clinical internship at different Ophthalmological private practice settings in New York, as well as the Brookyln/St Albans VA Hospital with a focus on primary eye care and ocular diseases. Since 1998, Dr. Kirkland has been in private practice in Jamaica, NY.
Throughout her career, Dr. Kirkland has reinforced standards of eye care and forged relationships within the medical community about the importance of comprehensive vision care. She is experienced in the treatment and co-management of eye emergencies, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and corneal anomalies such as keratoconus.
Her devotion to the community has led her to be heavily involved with the Lions Club where she helps organize vision screenings in the local community and the recycling of used glasses. In addition to her longtime membership in the American Optometric Association, she also is a member of the National Optometric Association, and the Optometric Glaucoma Society.
Dr. Kirkland received Senator Leroy Comrie Certificate of Merit for service to the Southeast Queens community 2015, and the Patient Choice Award 2018.Book an Appointment
Dr. Kirkland can help you with:
- Refractive error (Blurred Vision)
- Conjunctivitis/Pink eye (Eye infections)
- Dry Eye Syndrome (Burning, itching, tearing, redness)
- Pain in and around the eyes
- Headaches – Migraines
- Allergies (Seasonal, contact dermatitis)
- Diabetic Eye exams
- Blepharitis – eyelid inflammation
- Computer Visions
- Foreign body removal
- Emergencies – including (flashes of lights, floaters)