Dr. Melissa Willey is a born and raised Southern Californian. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in cognitive neuroscience from The University of California, San Diego. She then went on to attain her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry, where she was awarded membership into the Beta Sigma Kappa National Academic Honor Society.
After optometry school, Dr. Willey completed a residency in geriatrics and ocular disease at the VA West Los Angeles. She then went on to work at the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, treating a multitude of ocular diseases, in addition to providing comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings.
Last year Dr. Willey and her husband welcomed a baby boy. She and her family live in Orange County, where they enjoy being outdoors and going to the beach. She is very excited to bring her well-rounded skills and expertise to the serve the Lakewood area.