Dr. Melisa Kalac grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and received her Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Florida (Go Gators!), before earning her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry, where she graduated with honors. During her professional school career, she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa international honor society as well as the Gold Key Leadership society.
Dr. Kalac’s clinical training included rotations at the James H. Quillen VA Hospital in Johnson City, TN with emphasis on ocular disease, The Eye Center in Memphis, TN with emphasis in primary care, and Draisin Vision Group in Charleston, SC with emphasis in pediatrics and contact lenses.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Kalac loves to spend her free time outdoors in beauty of the blue ridge mountains or curled up with a good book at home. Dr. Kalac is thrilled to call the High Country home, where she is committed to delivering exceptional eye care to her patients.