Dr. Laurel Loukx came to the Patterson Eye Clinic in 1988. Immediately after graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1987, she practiced at the Morrison Associates, a large specialty contact lens practice with offices in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Park Avenue, New York. She did externships at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona and at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Loukx attended Iowa State University and Virginia Tech as a biology major and in 1984 was accepted for early admission to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where she received a Bachelor of Science in ocular science after her first year. Dr. Loukx is also a member of the Richmond Optometric Society, the Virginia Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association. She has additional training and therapeutic licensure for the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease. While not seeing patients at PEC, Dr. Loukx rides her horses and enjoys rural living with her husband, Jim, two wonderful children, and four adopted pets. In her teens, Dr. Loukx lived several years in the Andes of Venezuela. Ella habla espanol.