Dr. Evelyn Perez is a residency-trained optometrist, with extensive clinical experience in multispecialty group settings. Her scope of practice includes comprehensive optometry and primary eye care; the diagnosis and management of various eye conditions including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration; preoperative and postoperative care associated with ocular surgeries including cataracts, refractive surgery, pterygium, blepharoplasty, and strabismus.
Dr. Perez received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Adelphi University in New York. She then attended the Illinois College of Optometry, in Chicago, where she earned her Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science in Visual Science degrees. Following optometry school, she completed a hospital-based residency in ocular disease and medical optometry at the West Los Angeles Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (West LA VAMC). In addition to providing optometric and primary eye care in an interdisciplinary environment, she participated in medical service rotations and grand round presentations. During this time, Dr. Perez served as a clinic instructor to optometry students on externship rotation from the Southern California College of Optometry. She has been published in a peer-reviewed journal and she has presented at the American Academy of Optometry on her research topic of ocular melanoma. As a resident, she lectured at the Southern California College of Optometry and the Geriatric Research Education Care Center at the West LA VAMC.
After completing her residency, Dr. Perez served as a clinic instructor to third and fourth-year optometry students at the Illinois Eye Institute of the Illinois College of Optometry. Upon her return to California, she also served as clinic instructor to fourth-year optometry students at the Optometric Center of Los Angeles of the Southern California College of Optometry. As a result of her instructor experience, she was selected to serve as a clinical examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.
Dr. Perez is fluent in Spanish. She enjoys photography, traveling, and volunteering to work on community service projects for various organizations throughout the San Gabriel Valley. She is dedicated to providing patient care with compassion and she is honored to serve the patients at DLP Eye Group.