Dr. Hillary Lavender graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 2016. She grew up in Abilene, Texas and completed her undergraduate study at Texas Tech University where she was the president of the pre-optometry professional society. Dr. Lavender stayed involved at Southern College of Optometry where she was a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision development (COVD) and Optometric Private Practice clubs and she served as the President of the Texas State club.
While attending Southern College Of Optometry, she completed a neuro-vision rehabilitation rotation where she got experience in pediatric exams, vision therapy, traumatic and acquired brain injuries, contact lenses, red eyes, and primary care.
She has always had a passion to help people and could think of no better way to express this than being a part of the medical field. While in optometry school she volunteered for optometric activities outside of school like Project Homeless Connect and Low Vision Day, which helped her to expand her clinic skills and grow in patient care.
Dr. Lavender is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometry Association. She enjoys traveling and being with her husband, family, and friends in her spare time.