Born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia, Dr. Lanier is a converted Texan. He fell in love with Texas after coming to TCU on a trumpet scholarship to pursue a major in music! Needless to say, after a few years he changed his major and received his BS in Biology from TCU in 1982. He then received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston in 1988. He is certified by the Texas Optometry Board and is licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and Glaucoma Specialist. He currently holds memberships in both the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association.
Dr. Lanier is married and has 3 sons. He and his wife, Saundra can be found on any given weekend attending the TCU football games or baseball games, when not traveling to Texas A&M or Oklahoma State to visit their sons in college.