Mackenzie Egan, O.D., graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2012 with a bachelor’s of science degree in genetics. In 2016, she graduated as co-valedictorian from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, where she received her doctor of optometry degree. During her graduate education, Dr. Egan completed internships in ocular disease and low vision at the Veteran Affairs Hospitals in White River Junction, VT and West Haven, CT. She also completed a primary eye care rotation in Sartell, MN and a pediatric eye care internship in Boston.
Following graduation, Dr. Egan spent a year in primary eye care before transitioning to LASIK and PRK corneal refractive surgery for 4 years, where she served as a clinical director. After the 2017 solar eclipse, the local news in New Haven, CT interviewed Dr. Egan on the potential dangers of viewing the eclipse without appropriate precautions. In 2020, she began collaborating with age-related macular degeneration research studies based in Ohio and shortly after rejoined primary eye care and Colorado Eye Center. She likes educating her patients about their eyes and on ways to protect their vision.
Dr. Egan lives in Arvada, CO with her husband, Daniel. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and is active in her church’s congregation.
Why did you get into optometry?
I chose optometry as my profession because I desire to improve the quality of life of others. In the past, I’ve had the unfortunate experience of having providers ignore concerns and not listen to me. I knew I wanted to go into healthcare to be the provider that did listen and care about my patients.Dr. Egan