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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 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!
Dr. Bergmark completed her undergraduate work in Public Health with a minor in English at The University of California at Berkeley. She obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree and graduated with honors from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, CA. She completed her training at a vision therapy private practice in Denver, CO. as well as The Center for the Partially Sighted in Culver City, CA, and at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, CA. Dr. Bergmark is a member of several professional organizations including the College of Optometrists for Vision Development, the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and BSK International Optometric Honors Society. In her free time, she likes to swing dance and snowboard. She is an avid scrapbooker and loves to travel. Dr. Bergmark looks forward to being part of your vision care team at Bright Eyes Vision Clinic.