Welcome to Makar Eyecare. Dr. Eliza Salvo graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. As a biology major, she decided to pursue advanced study in optometry. In 2010, she completed her Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana. At Bloomington, Dr. Salvo earned a reputation for distinguished research and service. She served as the President of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society at Indiana University. She was also a Clinical Science Assistant Instructor where she prepared students for their first patient encounters.
Dr. Salvo competed in Indiana’s selective Dean’s Summer Research Scholar’s Program and presented her research from the program Using Sensory Descriptors to Interpret Tear Instability at the American Academy of Optometry in 2008. Indiana University recognized her contribution with the Roy E. Denny Award for research. In addition, Dr. Salvo completed the Vision Care Institute’s Specialty Contact Lens Training Seminar in Jacksonville, FL, in March 2010 and attended Alcon Laboratories Continuing Professional Education program for Fourth Year Students in Fort Worth, Texas, in October 2009. Before making Anchorage her new home, Dr. Salvo worked in Urbana, IL. In addition to her broad-based knowledge of optometry, Dr. Salvo has particular interests in the evaluation and management of glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye, and visual conditions associated with diabetes. She also enjoys fitting contacts and performing evaluations for LASIK.
Beyond her record of distinction in the clinic, Dr. Salvo has a record of volunteer and community work. She has provided eye screenings for athletes at the Special Olympics in Lexington, Kentucky and at the Junior Olympics in Detroit, Michigan. She looks forward to working in the community and plans to volunteer for similar events here in Anchorage. In her free time, Eliza enjoys hiking, biking, volleyball and taking in the sights that Alaska has to offer. Having only arrived in the 49th State last year, she has plenty yet to explore!