Melissa E. Trego, OD, PhD

Melissa TregoPosition:  

  • Professional Staff, Primary Care

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About Dr. Trego:

Dr. Trego graduated from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. After earning her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2004, Dr. Trego enrolled in a PhD program in the Visual Neuroscience and Molecular Biology Division at Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom. Dr. Trego wrote her PhD dissertation on the role of alpha-crystallins as possible protectors in both the mouse and human retinae. She received her PhD from Cardiff University in 2009. 

In 2006, Dr. Trego began her residency in Primary Care at The Eye Institute. Since then, she has mentored students pursuing a Masters Degree in Clinical Optometry in the Center for International Studies and has also served as an International Optometric Clinical Instructor. 

Dr. Trego is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Association of Women in Science, Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair and is an examiner for the National Boards of Optometry.