Dr. Lara Newman, M.D.

Lara Newman, M.D.

Dr. Newman is a people person by nature and loves the opportunity to get to know her patients through the continuity of their clinical and surgical care. Her specialties include cornea, external disease, cataract surgery, and refractive surgery.

“Cornea care combines my interests of surgery — especially transplant surgery — and clinical medicine with its diagnostic puzzles as each patient’s case is unique,” she says. “I enjoy that challenge.”

A busy mother of two young children, she and her husband enjoy getting out and exploring the Greenville area’s nature preserves and parks as a family. They’ve been impressed with the friendly, welcoming atmosphere here, and love trying out new restaurants. In her spare time, Dr. Newman indulges her interests in cooking and baking, playing piano, and tending her vegetable garden.



Undergraduate Education

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Latin American and Latino Studies

Medical School

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA


University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Louisville, KY


University of Louisville Department of Internal Medicine, Louisville, KY


Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Legacy Devers Eye Institute, Portland, OR

Professional Training

Cornea, External Disease, and refractive surgery specialist at Central Pennsylvania Eye Institute, Hershey, PA

Society Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology
Cornea Society
Northeast Cornea Society
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Eye Bank Association of America, Paton Society member
Women in Ophthalmology
Article reviewer for Cornea journal
Instructor, Endothelial Keratoplasty Techniques Skills Transfer Lab, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting

Honors and Awards

Chief Resident, University of Louisville, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Best Paper of Session, Cornea Paper Session #2, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA