Megan Sumrall Lott, O.D.
Dr. Megan Sumrall Lott is a 2006 graduate of Southern College of Optometry. She began her practice in optometry at Lexington Eye Care in Lexington MS. In February 2016 Dr. Lott opened Belle Vue Specialty Eye Care in Hattiesburg, MS with the goal of providing eye care and vision therapy to southern Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. She is a member of the College of Visual Development, Neuro-optometirc Rehabilitation Association, American Optometric Association, Mississippi Optometric Association, Area Development Partnership, Spirit of Women and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Lexington Rotary Club. Dr. Lott was awarded the MS Business Journal’s Healthcare Heroes for her work within the community and vision therapy. She was also awarded the Mississippi Optometric Association’s Community Service award in 2017 for her commitment to the community.
Dr. Lott has been active in the Mississippi Optometric Association where she has served as Legislative chair, Assistance to Graduates chair, and a board member as well as numerous other committees. She was recognized by the association for her contribution to optometry by being awarded the Young OD of the Year in 2009 and 2015. She was also a finalist of the Community Service Award in 2016. She currently serves as a board member on the Mississippi Vision Foundation. In 2016, Dr. Lott was awarded the Mississippi Business Journal’s prestigious award, Top 40 under 40.
Dr. Lott has always had an interest in childhood reading and learning and in 2009-10 she served as President of the Lexington Rotary Club. The club adopted Reading Between the Lions, a literacy program to promote early reading in 4 year olds. She also volunteered her professional services to any child who did not pass the 3rd grade reading initiative. She also screens high school football players for concussion assessment before the season begins. She is a proven advocate for children’s vision. She participates at any given opportunity to help children succeed through improved visual skills. Dr. Lott has spoken at many events educating parents, teachers, and therapists on the importance of optimum vision in the classroom.
Always learning, Dr. Lott has had additional training in Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Vision Related Learning Disorders, and Visual Perception Deficits.
Dr. Lott, her husband Kevin, and their son A.C. currently divide their time between a farm in Sumrall and a city home in Jackson.