Kala Brewer, O.D.

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Education

Wake Forest University: Bachelor of Science degree

Southern College of Optometry: Doctor of Optometry; residency in primary care at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty / expertise

Primary care optometry, urgent eye care, and ocular disease management

When did you know that you wanted to be an optometrist?

 

I grew up knowing that I wanted to be in the medical field. I wore glasses and contact lenses most of my life, and realized I should look into it after talking to a friend that was planning to go to optometry school. I job shadowed and knew it was right for me. 

Favorite part of being an optometrist

The relief and joy I can give a person by removing something as small as a grain of sand from their eye

Favorite vacation

Peru & Caye Caulker

Do you have any pets?

2 kitties! Biscuit and Marmalade

Fun fact

Some of my jobs at Wake Forest included taking care of flying squirrels, taxidermy, and repairing library books