Don Ellison, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Don Ellison received his bachelor of science in biology from Northern Illinois University, graduating Cum Laude in 2000. He continued his studies and obtained a Masters in Anatomy and Physiology also from Northern Illinois University. In 2006, he received his Doctorate of Optometry and another Bachelor of Vision Science degree from Nova Southeastern University graduating with high honors. Prior to pursuing his Optometric education, Don spent six years in the U.S. Army as a platoon Sergeant in the Infantry and then commanded an Ambulance platoon in the National Guard. He is a member of Florida Optometric Association, The American Academy of Optometry, and Co-Investigator in various vision research projects. During his time off Dr. Don also enjoys the hands on approach of improving vintage vehicles to make them more environmentally friendly. Dr. Don is a big fan of endurance sports such as triathlons, cycling and running. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and his daughter Isabelle.
Jill Ellison, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Jill Ellison received her Bachelors degree from Northern Illinois University in 2001, graduating Suma Cum Laude. She received her Doctorate of Optometry in 2006 from Nova Southeastern University, graduating first in her class. Before beginning her Optometric education, she was a Medical Specialist in the US Army on board a Logistic Support Vessel for a crew of thirty soldiers! She is a member of the Florida Optometric Association, The American Academy of Optometry and the Central Florida Society of Optometric Physicians. In 2008, Dr. Jill Ellison became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry a designation earned only by ten percent of all optometrists. Jill was born in the Dominican Republic and is fluent in both Spanish and English. She enjoys cooking and trying new recipes and is the proud owner of a nice collection of cookbooks. Like her husband, she enjoys endurance sports and family time daughter Isabelle and son Logan Charles.