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Dr. Allegra Burgher, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Allegra Burgher is a graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. She completed her residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) at Marshall B. Ketchum University. Following her residency, she was an assistant professor at SCCO where she was heavily involved with coordinating and staffing a community outreach pediatric eye clinic. Her didactic and clinical teaching at SCCO was broad throughout optics and advanced clinical courses.

Dr. Burgher is highly active in the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). PEDIG is a federally funded research group comprised of ophthalmologists and optometrists who are dedicated to learning more about eye conditions that affect children and best practices related to the treatment of such diseases. Dr. Burgher is an active investigator for many clinical trials within PEDIG and beyond this network. She is the Vice Chair of the Ethics Committee of the AAO. Her professional interests include pediatric optometry and disease, as well as early intervention for myopia management.

She also works full-time at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in the ophthalmology department. In her spare time, Dr. Burgher likes to bake treats for herself and her husband. She also likes to hike, ski, play soccer, practice the flute, and prepare optometry-related lectures for national and international conferences.​

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