Daisy Mendez, O.D.
Dr. Daisy Mendez is a board certified optometrist with extensive experience in contact lens fitting, including complex fits. She grew up in the northwest Chicago suburbs and completed her undergraduate studies with a Bachelor’s of Science degree at Loyola University. She received her degree in optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry.
Dr. Mendez enjoyed internships in Arizona and Florida, where she had the opportunity to work with multiple ophthalmologists, helping to manage a variety of eye diseases in a very diverse population. She developed her skills in the care of postoperative cataract and refractive surgery patients. This background has helped make her an excellent fit for Wyse Eyecare, where she participates regularly in the care of post-surgical patients and patients with various eye conditions.
Following her internships, Dr. Mendez gained additional experience working in optometric practices and honing her contact lens fitting skills. She is adamant about keeping up with technology and the latest advances in contact lens design and materials. She is adept at complicated contact lens fits including those for keratoconus, irregular corneas, severe dry eyes, etc. Typically, in cases like these, complex contact lenses (such as scleral lenses) are the best way to improve functional vision when glasses or conventional contacts can no longer provide good vision.
In practice, Dr. Mendez believes in a holistic and preventative approach to eye care. She enjoys getting to know her patients and thinks that great patient education is the key to helping patients take better care of their eyes.
Dr. Mendez loves to spend as much time outdoors as possible — especially camping, skiing and walking her dogs. In the near future, she hopes to relocate to the North Shore area to raise a family.