Dr. Garcia completed her undergraduate degree in Health Science and Biology at Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois. She went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois.
During her time at the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Garcia received extensive clinical training at various clinics including Illinois Eye Institute, Kraff Eye Institute, Rosenbloom Center for Vision and Aging, and Lawndale Christian Health Center. She completed a postgraduate optometric residency program in Ocular Disease/Primary Care at Clayton Eye Center in Morrow, Georgia.
Dr. Garcia is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to her patients and is passionate about learning and serving at-need communities. She is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and American Academy of Optometry. Her clinical interests include primary care, ocular disease, emergency eye care, glaucoma, dry eye, and contact lenses.
Originally from Chicago, Dr. Garcia was first introduced to optometry in high school when she participated in a volunteer program that served veterans. Shortly after that experience, she began working in the field as an optometric technician and has continued to expand her knowledge in the field ever since. Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Garcia enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and listening to podcasts.
Dr. Garcia is fluent in Spanish and excited to serve the Bourbonnais community.