Karmen Holdinghausen, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Karmen Holdinghausen received her Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduating cum laude from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. Dr. Holdinghausen pursued her Doctor of Optometry degree at Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL graduating magna cum laude. After completing her doctorate, she completed a residency in ocular disease at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. She obtained her fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 2005 and is an active member.

Dr. Holdinghausen practiced in a surgical co-management center in Memphis, TN, for 17 years before joining Harman Eye Center. She was active in optometric education, held faculty appointments at Southern College of Optometry, and was a residency supervisor and residency extern director. Dr. Holdinghausen is looking forward to her role at Harman Eye Center and providing exceptional care to her patients.

Dr. Holdinghausen is married and blessed with four beautiful children and a sweet golden retriever and is a theme park enthusiast and especially enjoys roller coasters. Other hobbies include traveling and hiking with her family.

In addition, she loves all things sports and is a loyal St. Louis Cardinals fan.

  • “On the day of his surgery, my husband was in by 10am, out by noon and we were happily on our way home.”

    - Corene about her husband Tom, Cataract surgery patient

  • "I always thought about Botox and Juvederm as, "someday when....", but what I didn't realize is that I could now! Harman Eye Center makes it easy and affordable to make you look as young as you feel! I only wish I hadn't put it off this long! I will certainly keep going back; thanks so much, Harman!"

    - Amy, Botox & Juvederm Patient

  • “The Harman Eye Surgery Center team was so supportive and professional that it put me at ease for my LASIK procedure. I totally trusted Dr. Harman’s experience and surgical skills and was thrilled with my outcome. One week later I had 20/20 vision. I could not have asked for the whole experience to be any better.”

    - Bill, LASIK Patient

Harman Eye Center of Forest

1825 Graves Mill Road, Forest, VA 24551, United States


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