Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


Lauren Mehner, MD, MPH, BA


Board Certified


Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7, Broomfield, CO 80023


Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

My clinical interests include pediatric cataract, pediatric glaucoma, pediatric eyelid diseases, amblyopia and other vision issues, retinopathy of prematurity, strabismus for both children and adults, global health, and public health in ophthalmology.

Care Philosophy

I believe that vision is an essential component of a happy, healthy life and take pride in helping my patients optimize their health through high quality care for their eyes. I strive to create a fun, safe environment for my patients in clinic and in surgery to help them feel comfortable and achieve their goal of excellent vision for life.


  • Ophthalmology

Conditions & Treatments

  • Eyes and Vision

    Cataract, Corneal Disease, Glaucoma, Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

  • Child and Teen Health

  • Surgery

    Eye and/or Orbital

Interests & Activities

Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy running, soccer, and skiing and backpacking in the mountains with my husband, son, and golden retriever

Volunteer Activities

DAWN clinic faculty volunteer for ophthalmology

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2015)

Undergraduate Schools

BA, Washington University in Saint Louis (MO) (2009)

Graduate Schools

MPH, Colorado School of Public Health (2015)


St Louis University School of Medicine Program (2016)

Residency Program

University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2019)


Indiana University School of Medicine Program (2020)

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), member

American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), member

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), member

Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CSEPS), member

Research & Grants


Ponzio Research Accelerator Award (2021)

Research Interests for Patients

pediatric cataract, pediatric strabismus, retinopathy of prematurity, global health, public health in ophthalmology

information for referring providers

Referral Contact Phone

(720) 777-2020

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

My clinical interests include all things pediatric ophthalmology: cataract, glaucoma, strabismus, eyelid disease, ROP and amblyopia. I also do adult strabismus.