Dr. Brad Lane is a Wyoming County native, growing up in Mullens, West Virginia, and is a proud son of a West Virginia coal miner. He earned his undergraduate degrees in psychology, sociology, and pre-professional biology from the Honor’s Program at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. He graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry with a Doctorate of Optometry in 2007 and joined Dr. Hansen as a practice owner of Appalachian Eye Care and New River Eye Care. In 2016, he completed work earning an MBA and in 2020, he earned a Masters of Education in Instructional Design.
Dr. Lane is a staunch advocate for his profession and serves on many boards that seek to advance Optometry, eye health, and patient care. He is a frequent contributor to AOA Focus magazine and is the Co-Chair of the American Optometric Association’s Education Committee. He is a past president of the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians and currently serves as a Trustee to the Southern Education Congress of Optometry (SECO) based in Atlanta. Dr. Lane is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and was honored as the West Virginia Young Optometric Physician of the Year in 2013 and as the Optometric Physician of the Year in 2017.
Dr. Lane is also committed to his community and is the Vice Chairman of the Concord University Board of Governors, a founding member of Concord University’s White Coat Society, and has created and funded three scholarships. He served eight years on the Concord University Foundation. In 2013, he was honored as the Concord University Young Alumnus of the Year and as the Concord University Philanthropist of the Year in 2021. In 2022, he was recognized as the Alumnus of the Year. He also serves on the board of the Jonathan Powell Hope Foundation, a local charity that raises money for families who have children battling cancer.
He enjoys traveling, sports, golf, country music, and all things Philadelphia.