Lorraine M. Provencher, MD

Omaha, NE

Dr. Lorraine (“Lori”) M. Provencher is a board-certified ophthalmologist, cataract surgeon, and glaucoma specialist with expertise in glaucoma lasers, minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery, and complex or challenging glaucoma surgical cases. Dr. Provencher believes in the central role of patient care and a trusting doctor-patient relationship, using the philosophy of recommending to her patients what she would recommend to a family member. She believes every patient walks a different path, and a custom treatment plan, based on individual goals and lifestyles, should be offered. Read More


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Meet Dr. Provencher

Dr. Provencher loves learning and prides herself on continual improvement, which has led her to become a fellowship-trained eye surgeon as well as a renowned speaker, teacher, and researcher.

Passionate about educating other ophthalmologists, Dr. Provencher serves on the editorial boards of Ophthalmology and EyeWorld, and hosts the Ophthalmology Journal podcast. She is an active participant in many ophthalmic societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), and the American Glaucoma Society (AGS). She is a volunteer for Orbis,, and the AAO Minorities in Ophthalmology Mentoring program.

Interests & Added Expertise

Dr. Provencher is passionate about customized glaucoma care, which includes offering cutting-edge laser and surgical technology, extended drug delivery options, and clinical trials/research. Dr. Provencher recognizes and understands the fear and difficulty of living with and treating glaucoma. Hence, quality of life and treatment tolerability are priorities in her practice. Throughout the treatment process, Dr. Provencher nurtures a close, trusting relationship with each of her patients in order to make the best decision for each individual and their family.


  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Iowa City, IA
  • University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Awards & Honors

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award
  • Real World Ophthalmology Exceptional Leadership Award
  • American Glaucoma Society Surgical Video Contest Finalist
  • Top ONE Network Video of 2019
  • Millennial EYE One to Watch
  • Rising Star Medical Leaders Award
  • Selected as top “Ophthalmologists to Follow on Twitter” by Listly
  • University of Iowa Resident Medical Student Teaching Award
  • Young Women in Science Award, American Medical Women’s Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Full Tuition Scholarship, Indiana University School of Medicine

Personal & Hobbies

According to Lori, there’s no better way to wake up than with a hot coffee and reformer pilates. Her weekend routine features a Friday movie and pizza night with her husband, John, and their two young children, followed by outdoor activities on Saturday, and church on Sunday. Lori also enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and playing the piano.

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Prioritizing Research

Dr. Provencher has been involved in numerous studies on some of the most exciting technologies in ophthalmology and has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals. Her published work focuses primarily on glaucoma, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She frequently presents at conferences and hosts podcasts talking about research advancements.

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Lorraine M. Provencher, MD Reviews

April 23, 2024

Dr Provencher is a very caring provider who covers all options and listens carefully to develop an individual plan of care that's right for you. She answers all questions clearly and is very comforting. I highly recommend her services.

April 2, 2024

What an great Doctor - she never makes me feel rushed and answers all my questions. I am so grateful that I found a perfect fit for my care. I left the office today with a big smile on my face and a thankful heart to have been seen by such a wonderful caring person - Dr. Provencher. I would recommend her for your care. I do not usually give 5 stars, so she must be really awesome for me to do so.

February 13, 2024

Dr. Lori was such a blessing to me!! I was a little nervous that first day and she was so encouraging and reassuring as we went through the procedure, I wasn’t nervous at all the next day when I had my second eye done. I can see colors like I have never seen them before!!!! I can read the street signs and the sky is the most perfect blue ever!!!! I am grateful to the good Lord for the beautiful people at Vance Thompson Vision for their kindness and compassion care! Tam Merchant

January 5, 2024

After interviewing several glaucoma/cataract surgeons/specialists, I selected Dr. Provenchur for my glaucoma/cataract surgery. Currently I am in recovery phase. She has been wonderful to work with and went out of her way to see I was cared for since I was a high risk surgery. She and Michele have been great.

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