Dr. Vlada Nakhlis
American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Optometric Association (AOA), American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control (AAOMC), College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Contact Lens Society (CLC), Illinois Optometric Association (IOA), Society of Contact Lens Specialists (SCLS)
Illinois College of Optometry Chicago, IL
Doctor of Optometry
University of Illinois Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Paragon CRT Certificated Orthokeratology Provider
Euclid Certified Orthokeratology Provider
Bausch and Lomb VST Certified Orthokeratology Provider
Certificate of completion of " Sports Medicine and Vision Therapy training course"
Fluent in Russian, proficient in Spanish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Professional / Clinical Experience
Primary EyeCare Optometry
Comprehensive eye examination with diagnosis, treatment, and management of refractive and ocular disease related cases.
Contact Lens Clinic
Fitting, dispensing and follow-up care of rigid and soft contact lenses, including spherical, toric, bifocal and multifocal lenses. In addition, comprehensive eye examination with emphasis on diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of numerous corneal diseases, as well as corneal traumas of different etiologies.
General Ophthalmology / Emergency Services
Pre- / Post-operative patient care, emergency care, retina service with heavy emphasis on glaucoma and diabetic eye disease diagnosis and management.
Working on the retail side of optometry as a salesperson, optician and a receptionist, dealing with frame selection / repair / adjustments, accessories, and numerous different optical orders and products, as well as assuring a proper frame fit on a patient.
08/2004 – present
Doctor of Optometry / Owner
08/2001 - 08/2004
Optician / Optometric Assistant
Victorian College of Optometry, Melbourne, Australia
Six weeks of clinical experience: Primary Care optometry, Contact Lens Clinic, Pediatric Optometry, Low Vision Optometry, General Ophthalmology / Emergency Service, and Dispensing Service. In addition, visiting several off-campus clinics with emphasis on the Aborigines health care, observation of private ophthalmologist / optometrist practice, providing eye care to homeless shelters and dog-guide clinics for the blind.
Battle Creek Veterans Hospital, Battle Creek, MI
Provided primary eye care service to veterans in a hospital-based environment. Developed diagnostic and management skills of patients with ocular disease and ophthalmic manifestations of systemic disease, with an emphasis on diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma cases.
Dr. Farrott Behavioral / Pediatric Optometry, Lakewood, CO
Comprehensive pediatric examinations, often cyclopegic, evaluation of strabismic, amblyopic, vergence and accommodative anomalies, and functional visual disabilities, such as streff syndrome. Creating and performing vision therapy programs. Full vision-related developmental testing. Fitting, dispensing and follow-up care of rigid and soft contact lenses, including spherical, toric, bifocal and multifocal lenses.
Illinois College of Optometry / Chicago, IL
Contact Lense / Cornea Rotation with emphasis on Corneal Disease and fitting specialty contact lenses for such. This included specialty soft contact lenses, RGP contact lenses, scleral shell lenses, and hybrid contact lenses for hard to fit corneas for conditions such as Keratoconus, Corneal Ectasias, post surgical corneas, and numerous corneal dystrophies.