Dr. Cho is the newest addition to the Optometry Corner team. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she served as president of the Pre-Optometry Society. She then pursued her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago and was granted the Southwest Contact Lens Scholarship upon graduation. Dr. Cho enjoyed being involved in optometry school as the Vice President of the National Optometric Student Association, Workshop Coordinator for the Cornea and Contact Lens Society, and an active member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She also completed rotations at the Southern Nevada VA and University of Minnesota Ophthalmology Department for further education in ocular disease and primary eye care. After receiving her degree, Dr. Cho completed her formal residency training at the Southern California College of Optometry of Marshall B. Ketchum University in specialty contact lenses, with an emphasis on keratoconus, post-surgical corneas, myopia control, dry eyes, and post-LASIK ectasia. During residency, she was awarded the Dr. Suzanne Tran Residency Award and will be the first recipient of the Rhonda Robinson Residency Award at the Annual American Academy of Optometry 2021 Conference. Dr. Cho has a longstanding passion for mission trips both domestic and international. She visited Cambodia and Mexico every year during college to teach English, build homes, and volunteer for children's summer camps. While in optometry school, she travelled to Honduras with the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and Peru with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity to provide eye exams to underprivileged neighborhoods. Day to day, Dr. Cho enjoys quality time with family and friends, going to church, coastal hikes, swimming, pursuing fitness goals, and cooking new recipes.
Dr. Elizabeth Cho will be going on a year-long Mission Trip to Guatemala from July 2022 to June 2023. She will be teaching English and providing eye care to the community. Optometry Corner will be looking forward to her return in Summer 2023.