Dr. Laan was born and raised in south Louisiana. She attended Spring Hill College
where she was a member of the Women's Golf Team and received a Bachelor of
Science degree in Biology and minor in Spanish. She went on to attend University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2014. While in school she participated in several national and international mission trips and was an officer of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society.

After graduation, Dr. Laan completed a residency in Pediatric Optometry at UABSO.
While there, she co-authored a number of published articles and presented cases at
local and national optometry meetings. Shortly after completing her residency, she became both a member and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Before moving to Mobile, Dr. Laan practiced at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and Thomas Eye Group in Atlanta, Georgia. Her professional interests include pediatric primary eye care, strabismus and amblyopia, pediatric ocular disease and neurology, low vision, and caring for children with special needs.

Dr. Laan and her husband have two children, a daughter and son. Her husband, Dr. Dan Laan, is a bariatric surgeon at Providence Hospital. In her spare time, she is usually spending time with her family outdoors, traveling, playing golf, exercising, or cooking.

Request an appointment with Dr. Laan by calling (251) 650-2020 or use our Online Appointment Form here.

Kimberly Penix Laan, OD

Kimberly Penix Laan, OD