Dr. Christine Girgis attended the University of California, Irvine where she received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from one of the top optometry schools in the nation, at Illinois College of Optometry. During her clinical training, she intentionally selected training opportunities in different locations across the United States to learn to care for people from all walks of life. Her training included primary care optometry at the Brooklyn Veterans’ Affairs Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She was also trained in pediatric optometry and low vision/geriatric care at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Girgis has been trained to diagnose and manage various ocular diseases including cataracts, retinal diseases, glaucoma, oculoplastics, and pre/post-operative care management for procedures related to all of these conditions and LASIK. She concluded her academic training at a private practice in Tallahassee, FL, with a focus on corneal diseases and contact lenses. Since her graduation in 2014, she has served on a medical mission trip to Bolivia, providing free optometric care to underprivileged populations. Her expression in practice as she says, “Each patient is a dynamic and unique individual who deserves 100% of my care”.