Dr. Kearns was born and raised in Ottumwa, IA. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1999 and attended Loras College in Dubuque, IA. There she received a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics in 2002. She graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry four years later and did a primary care residency at Danville VAMC in Danville, IL. She co-authored an article in Optometry –Journal of the American Optometric Association titled Two differing presentations, treatments, and outcomes of Malignant Choroidal Melanoma. Dr. Kearns returned to Iowa in 2007. She is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), the American Optometric Association, Iowa Optometric Association, and Independence Chamber of Commerce. In 2014 she completed a 100 hour course in vision therapy in San Diego given by Dr. Robert Sanet, OD. She enjoys readings, gardening, and spending time with her husband, Adam, and three children Kahlan, Noah, and Gryffin.