Dr Lonsberry is delighted to provide world class eyecare for Alaskans. Patients enjoy his friendly demeanor, decades of clinical experience, and phenomenal communication skills. He puts patients at ease and educates them about their health. Those that have been his patient understand why he has been awarded “Clinical Teacher of the Year” multiple times. His progressive and modern preventive medicine approach is complimentary to Makar Eyecare’s goals to keep healthcare and eyecare standards high in Alaska. Dr Lonsberry lectures worldwide to doctors and medical industry leaders about the latest pharmaceutical, medical and contact lens technology. He is recognized for his expertise in ocular disease and pharmacology and has provided education in all 50 of the United States, all the Canadian provinces, Europe and Australia. He writes articles, for doctors to read, in multiple highly respected prestigious medical eyecare journals & publications.
Dr. Lonsberry grew up in Rossburn, Manitoba (Canada). His parents were both teachers and he was active in a variety of sports growing up and loves ice skating. He attended the University of Manitoba where he obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology and also a Masters of Science degree in Cardiovascular Physiology. He then moved to Waterloo, Ontario where he obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1996. He completed his residency in Primary Care Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1997, then joined the faculty at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. During his time at SCO, he completed a Masters in Education degree with an emphasis in adult learning.
Currently, Dr. Lonsberry is a Full Professor with Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon where he has received the Clinical Teacher of the Year Award on numerous occasions.
Dr. Lonsberry is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the Optometric Retinal Society, the Optometric Glaucoma Society, and the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry.