Yvette Mercado, O.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Primary Care Optometry and Ocular Diseases with emphasis on Anterior Segment disorders

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Optometry- Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry (1985-1989)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology- University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (1979-1984)
  • 100 credits Therapeutic Ophthalmic Drugs- Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Summer 1993)

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT/ CLINICAL INSTRUCTION

  • Principles and Practice Optometry 1,2,3 & 4
  • Evidence Based Optometry
  • Ocular Diseases 1 & 2
  • Attending Clinician 3rd and 4th yr. Interns
  • Continued Education Lecturer

PUBLICATIONS, POSTERS, AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Collaboration on Poster presentation Refractive Errors in PR Children population
  • Collaboration on Poster Prevalence of Eye Diseases in PR Clinic Adult Population

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS

  • Faculty NOSA Advisor
  • Member of American Society of Optometric Surgeons
  • Former Clinic Coordinator
  • Former NBEO PR Coordinator
  • Former Clinical Director IAUPR

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • VOSH volunteer
  • Red Cross Contributor/volunteer

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Yvette Mercado has been a Primary Care Optometrist in Puerto Rico and in the State of Georgia. Her working experience includes co-managements in ophthalmology practice with emphasis on pre and post-operative care of cataract and refractive surgeries. Dr. Mercado owns a private practice and is an Assistant Professor at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry.

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