Dr. Pica has spent over 25 years providing exceptional eyecare to the Fox Valley community. She was recently selected as one of the TOP 200 OPTOMETRISTS IN THE U.S. by Newsweek Magazine. Dr. Pica was awarded the Pediatric Care Clinical Excellence Award, Primary Care Clinical Excellence Award, and was inducted into the Gold Key International Honor Society by the Illinois College of Optometry.
In clinic, she enjoys problem solving with patients and especially enjoys challenging contact lens fittings, working with children, and is proud to have co-founded one of the Top 20 Myopia Control practices in the Midwest, along with Dr. Halkias. They are pioneers in certification and fitting of MiSight lenses.
Dr. Pica spent time studying in Spain at the University of Madrid, Complutense. Fluent in Spanish, she has an ongoing interest in treating patients in the Hispanic community and outreach through volunteerism. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her three children, cooking, travel, and pretending to be a successful golfer.
B.A. in Spanish from Marquette University-Honors Program
B.S. in Visual Sciences from Illinois College of Optometry
O.D. Illinois College of Optometry
Externship in Primary and Hospital Care, Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital
Externship in Pediatrics, Maryville Academy
Gold Key International Honor Society
National Board of Examiners in Optometry and International Board of Optometry -Certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Diseases, Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences
American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association
Personal Philosophy Towards Medicine
To provide each patient with comprehensive, quality eyecare in a comfortable family environment
Special Medical Interests and Abilities
Advanced Contact lens fitting
Primary and secondary medical eyecare, including infectious eye disease and dry eye syndrome
Pediatric primary care
Fluent in Spanish, Conversational in Italian