Dr. McKenzie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and then went on to receive her Optometry Degree from Indiana University. Dr. McKenzie completed an Ocular Disease Externship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute as well as an Ocular Disease and Low Vision Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dr. McKenzie’s interest in eye care started at a young age as she learned about the field from her father, Dr. Mike Halpin. She is married to her husband, Phil, and they have three daughters, Maggie, Jolene and Heather. Dr. McKenzie is thrilled to be back in her hometown serving patients in the Northern Kentucky area.

Dr. McKenzie became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2023. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the Kentucky Optometric Association.


  • Indiana University School of Optometry, Doctorate of Optometry
  • University of Kentucky – Bachelor Degree

Ocular Disease Training and Residency

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Externship (Miami, FL)
  • Veterans Affairs Health Care System Residency (Lexington, KY)

Professional Association

  • Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry
  • American Optometric Association
  • Kentucky Optometric Association


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