Doctor of Optometry
Dr. Kelly Oliver earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Loras College. There, she worked at a local optometry office where she discovered her
true passion for optometry. Dr. Oliver then began studies at the Illinois College of
Optometry where she graduated with honors. Dr. Oliver is currently a member of both the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
She also completed mission work in Costa Rica where she treated over 1,000 underprivileged patients.
Dr. Oliver has also had the opportunity to practice side by side with several successful optometrists and ophthalmologists in a number of different specialties including ocular disease, traumatic brain injuries, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and dry eyes.
Dry eyes is one of the most common conditions seen in the optometry field. This is a treatable condition that Dr. Oliver feels very passionate about. Our Dry Eye Center here at Gustafson Eye Care, headed by Dr. Oliver, continues to drive patients to our practice. Glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration are also commonly seen ocular conditions that, if not treated properly, can produce more severe symptoms over time. Dr. Oliver has dedicated significant time to understanding each of these diseases and she continues to manage and treat patients every day. The equipment and technology at our office helps her stay at the forefront and assures that patients are receiving the best care possible.
Dr. Oliver also appeared on an ABC 7 New Special Report outlining the importance of pediatric examinations and its impact in the classroom.
Dr. Oliver and her family reside in Lake County. She has lived in the area her entire life. Dr. Oliver is going to provide optometric services on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.