Dr. Eliza Salvo is thrilled to be working at Makar Eyecare with the latest technology to best serve her patients. Dr. Salvo graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. As a biology major, she decided to pursue advanced study in optometry. In 2010, she completed her Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana. During her time in optometry school, Dr. Salvo earned a reputation for distinguished research and service, and served as the President of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. She was also a Clinical Science Assistant Instructor where she trained students on their clinical proficiency.
Dr. Salvo competed in Indiana’s selective Dean’s Summer Research Scholar’s Program and was chosen to present her research Using Sensory Descriptors to Interpret Tear Instability on behalf of her school at the American Academy of Optometry in 2008. She was also recognized for her research by Indiana University with the Roy E. Denny Award. In addition, Dr. Salvo is certified in the fitting and assessment of Specialty Contact Lenses through Vision Care Institute and has received special certifications for Continuing Professional Education through Alcon Laboratories. Dr. Salvo began her optometric career in Urbana, IL, where she worked before making Anchorage her home. In addition to her broad-based knowledge of optometry, Dr. Salvo has particular interests in the evaluation and management of glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye, and visual conditions associated with diabetes. She takes pleasure in fitting contacts and performing evaluations for LASIK. She enjoys listening to patient’s visual demands to determine the best option for their eye care needs, and educating patients about visual comfort and eye health. Having access to the latest technology at Makar Eyecare helps diagnose, manage, and treat these conditions.
Beyond her record of distinction in the clinic, Dr. Salvo has a record of volunteer and community work. She has provided eye screenings for athletes at the Special Olympics in Lexington, Kentucky and at the Junior Olympics in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Salvo is currently a member of the American and Alaskan Optometric Associations. In her free time, Eliza enjoys hiking, volleyball, and taking in the beauty that Alaska has to offer.