Dr. Mary Lilly grew up in Michigan's Upper Penninsula, in the town of Escanaba. It was there that a friend of the family was an Optometrist, and that sparked her interest of the profession while she was attending high school. She attended Northern Michigan University, graduating with a degree in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. Upon acceptance to the Illinois College of Optometry, this small-town girl made the move to the big Windy City of Chicago!
After graduating ICO in 1995, Dr. Lilly began working at private practices in Bartlett and Geneva IL. However, the long winters finally took their toll, and one more move brought her to sunny Florida in 1998. Dr. Lilly currently practices at Clarkson Eyecare's Valrico FL location, in the community of which she also resides. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two sons (someday they'll go to a Buffet concert with her!), and loves her Girls Nights Out with her great group of girlfriends. In her spare time, she can be found making dried floral arrangements and wreaths.
Northern Michigan University
Illinois College of Optometry