Concussions
Oct 03, 2019 7:00 AM
Dr. Molly Staack (McDonald)
Concussions

A graduate of Lakeville High school, Dr. Molly McDonald was a four-year varsity women’s hockey player. With two girls’ State high school hockey tournament appearances. Dr. Molly was the first recipient of the Herb Brooks Award her senior year. The Herb Brooks Award is presented to the most qualified hockey player in the state tournament who strongly represents the values, characteristics, and traits that defined Herb Brooks. She went on to play Division 1 women’s ice hockey at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York graduating in 2008.

Dr. Molly is a 2012 graduate from The Ohio State University College of Optometry; where she fostered herprofessional interests in primary eye care with an emphasis on contact lenses, disease detection and treatment, and pre- and post-operative surgical eye care. After graduation she worked at Minnesota Eye Consultants, focusing on cataract, corneal, and glaucoma surgeries. During that time she helped write two chapters in "Limbal Relaxing Incisions: A Practical Guide" with Doctors David R. Hardten and Richard Lindstrom. She also spent time with a local Lasik group determining a patients candidacy in preoperative appointments and managing patients after Lasik surgery.

Dr. Molly was voted the 2016 "Young OD of the Year" by the Minnesota Optometric Association and 2017 Readers Choice "Best Eye Doctor" in Lakeville.

Since joining McDonald Eye Care, Dr. Molly serves as the director of The Vision Performance Center at McDonald Eye Care working with athletes on their sports specific visual game. She also works with children and adults in Vision Therapy for academic and post-concussion treatments.

Dr. Molly enjoys working with the community in Lakeville as an active member of Hope for Tomorrow, Lakeville South STEM, and the new MNCAPS program. Her hobbies include hanging with her baby girl Lainey, her husband Luke and her dog Shooter.