Dr. Carolyn Gibson graduated from the University of Missouri School of Optometry in 1995. Dr. Gibson also completed a hospital based residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tacoma, WA for ocular disease and low vision rehabilitation. During her time there she enjoyed working with veterans and was able to help them manage their vision problems from diagnosis and treatment to providing them with magnifying devices to better enable them to function in their tasks of daily living. At Southern Illinois Eyecare, Dr. Gibson provides comprehensive family eyecare with a continued emphasis on ocular disease, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. She continually updates her knowledge of the many technological and medical advances made in both the treatment and diagnosis of these eye diseases and is often an invited speaker for community presentations on the aging eye.
Dr. Gibson is a member of the American Optometric Association, past president of the Southern Illinois Optometric Society and is involved in Rotary International and Girl Scouts. She also enjoys a busy family life with her husband and two children.