Kaylyn Nickelson, O.D. is a Springfield native who joined Prairie Eye Center in 2018. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University, where she graduated with High Honors. While attending optometry school, Dr. Nickelson was awarded the Dean’s Academic Scholar Fellowship during all four years of her schooling. She also completed externships at WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina, Naval Health Clinic Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, and The Villages VA Outpatient Clinic in The Villages, Florida.
Dr. Nickelson is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She practices full scope optometry including diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, routine eye exams, contact lenses, and post-operative care. She is currently accepting new patients at Springfield and Lincoln locations.