Dr. Lisa Holtman enjoys staying up to date on the latest ways to help her patients. She is attentive, organized, and strategic in her clinical approach when working with patients to find a solution and plan to reach their goals.
Dr. Holtman grew up in northern Minnesota and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bemidji State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry and received honors of Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society President and COVD Excellence in Vision Therapy. After graduation, she completed a residency program in New Hampshire; receiving additional training in pediatrics, vision therapy and rehabilitation, and brain injury. She gained extensive experience with special population patients, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Down Syndrome, and more. Dr. Holtman also regularly completed eye exams on individuals who had recently experienced a stroke, brain surgery, or head trauma; diagnosing and treating the many devastating effects that brain injuries can have on vision.
After residency, Dr. Holtman moved to Washington state for a couple of years gaining experience in primary care, contact lenses and ocular disease before deciding to return to her Minnesota roots and be closer to family again. Dr. Holtman enjoys being able to serve patients in her home state, as she determined it to be the greatest state after living all over the country. In her free time she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, hiking, volunteering, reading, and spending time with her family and dog Miles.