Sunscreen provides an excellent way to protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun, but did you know that your eyes can also suffer from sun damage? Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) ...View Article
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Dr. Jill Schultz is a Minnesota native. After her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, she obtained a Doctorate of Optometry degree with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry. During her training, she developed a greater interest in children's vision and strabismus, which led her to pursue a residency fellowship in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy from the Southern California College of Optometry. Her interests and experience include: pediatric eye care, binocular vision, pediatric and adult strabismus, pediatric contact lens fitting, neurorehabilative optometry and evaluation of those with special needs.
Dr. Schultz serves on the MOA Children's Vision Committee, is a former Minnesota Optometric Association board member and a Clinical Director of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, College of Optometrists for Vision Development and one of 13 Fellows of Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor and Residency Director affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Schultz enjoys spending time with her children and husband, cooking, volunteering her skills to the community, church, Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program and third world eye care missions, which include Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile and El Salvador.
Dr. Nina Watercott, O.D.
Dr. Nina Watercott received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago after completing undergraduate work in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Having developed a love for the specialty of vision therapy, she completed a residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at the State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Watercott has special interests in binocular vision and rehabilitation of patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. She is currently a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association and in the summer of 2016 had the privilege of teaching workshops on vision rehabilitation to healthcare professionals in Madagascar. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, learning new languages, exploring the food scene in the Twin Cities and running (which helps counter her love of food). She is very excited to join the Bright Eyes team!