University of Missouri - St. Louis College of Optometry (UMSL)

Class of 2016

Originally from Illinois, Dr. Nicole Ethridge attended the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign for her undergraduate studies before completing her optometric education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. During her training, Dr. Ethridge completed internships in a variety of specialties including ocular disease, pediatrics, traumatic brain injury, and specialty contact lenses. She became heavily involved with the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA), where she served on the Board of Trustees for two years and then as the national Secretary during her third year of leadership in the organization. Dr. Ethridge has been consistently recognized for her clinical and academic performance. These distinctions include induction into the Gold Key and Beta Sigma Kappa International Honor Societies and several noteworthy scholarships. She proceeded to complete additional residency training in ocular disease at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas through Northeastern State University College of Optometry. During her residency, she gained extensive experience in the treatment and management of glaucoma, retinopathy associated with systemic diseases like hypertension and diabetes, neuro-eye diseases, and fitting of specialty contact lenses. She currently practices at Poudre Valley Eye Care in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

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