Dr. McAndrews received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa and a Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry. She practiced in Durant and Davenport Iowa before retiring. She is a long-term member of the American Optometric Association and the Iowa Optometric Associations. Dr McAndrews was a recipient of the Iowa Young O.D. of the Year, the Iowa O.D. of the Year, Heart of America Award, Warren Coleman Award from the Iowa Lions Foundation, Illinois College of Optometry Humanitarian of the Year, and the Harry I. Zeltzer Lifetime Achievement Award from VOSH/International. She served on the Iowa Board of Optometry Examiners and the Mississippi Valley Optometric Association (past president). Dr. McAndrews is involved in community service through the Grace Lutheran Church, local volunteer organizations, and the Iowa City Noon Lions Club. She has been involved in VOSH/International, serving as its President in 2005-2007. Dr. McAndrews is a Fellow of VOSH International (FVI). Dr. McAndrews has served as the treasurer and past president of VOSH-Iowa and has participated in over 35 VOSH missions.
“[Working with VOSH] can help you understand the importance of vision in a person’s life—not just improved acuity in the clinical data, but the impact in the ability to drive, to navigate around town, to see well enough to get an education, to free a caretaker to help support a family, and to be able to hold a job.”