Shannon B. Farr, OD
Ethel Lund Medical Center
Diplomate status with the American Board of Optometry and Fellow with the American Academy of Optometry
Education and Experience
Dr. Farr earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. She also holds certification in infant vision and aviation vision. She serves as a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and has over 25 years of experience with the Indian Health Service, with 15 years of service specifically in Juneau. Before moving to Juneau, Dr. Farr worked at the Norton Sound Health Corp. in Nome from 2001-07, at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. in Bethel from 1997-2001, and she completed a Navajo Nation residency in Winslow, Ariz., from 1996-97.
Over the past four years, Dr. Farr has been treating patients with neurological insults (head injuries/strokes/double vision.). For her, the work has been incredibly rewarding to help people not only see better, but to realign their visual space to aid with activities of daily living.
Awards and Honors
Dr. Farr has won various U.S. Public Health Service awards, including an achievement medal, unit commendations, hazardous duty, and isolated hardship awards.
Outside of work, Dr. Farr is a master gardener and enjoys being a part of the adult ice hockey league as well as trail running.