Although she was born in the beautiful state of Tennessee, Laura Pittman moved to Georgia at the age of two and considers herself a Georgia peach. She is well versed in all things Georgia and enjoys cheering on her favorite sports teams – the Braves and the Falcons. You can’t say she’s a fair-weather fan!
Laura began her career in private practice eye care when she was just a teen. After a visit to the local eye doctor she saw an associate cleaning optical frames and thought “I could do that.” With her foot in the door she quickly went from pulling paper charts (yes it was that long ago) to managing the front desk and billing department.
Laura completed the Office Manager certification from the University of Houston and continued growing her knowledge of the field. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Kennesaw State University while raising her son and managing a successful private eye care practice outside of Atlanta.
She has experience in every aspect of an optometric practice. Her friends and family often mistake her for the eye doctor. Luckily for them, her younger brother is currently a student at UAB Optometry and will be able to answer their “pink eye” questions soon.
Laura’s love and respect for eye care stems from her family history. Her father was diagnosed with nystagmus at a young age yet was not able to be fully corrected until he visited a private eye care practice in Georgia as an adult. This visit changed her father’s life. Laura did not fully appreciate the magnitude of her father’s visual correction until she was older and experienced a need for visual correction herself. She is a personal advocate of annual eye health and vision exams and never misses an opportunity to preach it.
Laura brought her knowledge and experience to the PVG team just six months after marrying her soul mate.
“I believe I was meant to be in this field,” Laura said. “All of my experiences, both personal and professional, have prepared me to help private practice thrive.”