Daisy Mendez, O.D.
Dr. Daisy Mendez is a board certified optometrist with remarkable experience in regular and complex contact lenses. She grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and has been able to experience the many diverse areas of the city. She completed her undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Science at Loyola University and her Optometric degree at the Illinois College of Optometry.
In her final year of optometry school, Dr. Mendez completed a well- rounded set of internships within many modes of practice. One of her favorites included an ophthalmology/ optometry setting with multiple doctors, whom together managed the comprehensive and post-operative (cataract and refractive surgery) eye care needs of the diverse population in Mesa, AZ. She particularly enjoyed a similar internship at the Lake City VA in North central Florida, which involved further skills in ocular disease and caring for veterans. Finally, her best experience has been hands on while working for optometrists who specialize in contact lenses and practicing herself.
Dr. Mendez continues to keep up with technology and today’s best contact lenses. She is a big advocate for daily contact lenses, which she believes are the healthiest and most convenient option for all. Additionally, she has had the rewarding opportunity to fit patients with keratoconus, irregular corneas, and severe dry eyes with complex contact lenses – such as scleral contact lenses – and hopes to soon make this available at Wyse Eyecare. Typically in these cases, complex contact lenses are the best way to improve functional vision when conventional glasses and soft contacts no longer provide the same.
In practice, Dr. Mendez believes in a holistic and preventative approach to eye care. In addition, she thinks that great patient education is the key to better understanding how and personal involvement in best taking care of one’s eyes.
Dr. Mendez loves to spend as much time outdoors as possible with camping, skiing and walking her dogs being particular favorites. In the near future, she hopes to relocate to the North Shore or nearby to raise a family.