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Shannon B. Farr, OD



Primary Location

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 is a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. 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.

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.

Personal Interests

Dr. Farr has an interest in ocular disease, such as common inflammations known as “iritis.” She also enjoys shooting billiards/pool and volunteering in the community.