Lisa Kochanny, OD, has joined Susanne Kindel, OD, at Mercy Eye Care in Washington.

Dr. Kochanny has been practicing optometry for 30 years. She attended Michigan State University for her undergraduate education, and then graduated with honors in 1983 from Ferris State University College of Optometry (now Michigan College of Optometry).

As a new optometrist, she completed a residency in hospital-based and geriatric optometry at the Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Lexington, Ky.

In 1984 Dr. Kochanny moved to the St. Louis area to join the faculty of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, College of Optometry. As an assistant professor, her focus in teaching was ocular disease and basic clinical sciences as well as supervising student interns in the optometry clinic.

After teaching three years, Dr. Kochanny then joined the staff at Group Health Plan in St. Louis where she provided eye care for members for over 10 years. For the past 13 years, she has practiced as an independent optometrist with Sears Optical in the St. Louis area.

For the past 30 years, “I have met many wonderful people over the years as patients, and that is what makes my work a joy,” said Dr. Kochanny. “It is always my goal to give my patients friendly and attentive care and treat them the way I would want to be treated.”

Dr. Kochanny treats patients of all ages and provides eye and vision exams, contact lens services, and treatment for various eye diseases and conditions. She joins Dr. Kindel, who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis and her optometry degree from University of Missouri School of Optometry. Dr. Kindel specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases and contact lens evaluations and fittings.

Mercy Eye Care is open 8:30-5:30 p.m. during the week and from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. The doctors are available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Services include eye exams, glasses and contacts and most insurance plans are accepted.

Mercy Eye Care is located in Suite 112 in the Mercy Medical Building North, 851 E. Fifth St. in Washington. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 636-239-8345.