Optometric Residents

dina Dina Akhdar, OD

  Ocular Disease Resident

  John Dingell VA Medical Center

  • Dr. Akhdar is the current Ocular Disease Resident at the John. D. Dingell VAMC. She graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nutrition in 2013 and from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration in 2016. She attended the Michigan College of Optometry and received her Doctor of Optometry in 2021. After completion of her residency, she plans on obtaining a position as a clinical optometrist with a precepting approach for the future generation of optometrists.

    Email: [email protected]  

 

renee Renee Marogy, OD

 Primary Care and Ocular Disease Resident

 John Dingell VA Medical Center

  • Dr. Renee Marogy is the current Ocular Disease and Primary Care Resident at the John D. Dingell VA in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Avondale High School in 2014, and attended the University of Detroit Mercy for her undergraduate education. Dr. Marogy attended Illinois College of Optometry to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2021. She also earned her Bachelor's of Science in Vision Science from ICO in 2021. After residency, she plans to practice medical optometry in the Detroit area.

    Email: [email protected]    

jessie Jessie Vorachek, OD

 Ocular Disease and Primary Care Resident

 VA Northern Indiana Health Care System

  • Dr. Jessie Vorachek is the current Ocular Disease Resident at the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. She graduated Cleveland State University with Bachelors in Science and Minor in Psychology in 2017. She attended Salus University and received her Doctor of Optometry in 2021. After completion of her residency, she plans to practice ocular disease in Ohio and become a fellow with the American Academy of Optometry.

    Email: [email protected] 

garmoMarina Garmo, OD

 Primary Care Resident

 Henry Ford OptimEyes

  • Dr. Marina Garmo is the current Primary Care resident at Henry Ford OptimEyes in West Bloomfield, MI. She graduated from Marian High School in 2014, and attended Oakland University for her undergraduate studies. She was admitted to the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in the fall of 2017 and graduated from MCO in 2021. Upon graduation she received the Kurt Hellthaler Memorial Endowed Scholarship. After completion of her residency, Marina plans to practice primary care optometry while serving her community in south east Michigan.

     

    Email:  [email protected] 

jeffJeffrey Reardon, OD

Ocular Disease Resident

Wyoming VA Health Center

 

  • Dr. Jeffrey Reardon is the current Ocular Disease Resident at Wyoming VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. He graduated from South Lyon High School (Michigan) in 2012, and attended Ferris State University for his undergraduate education. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in 2017, and was admitted to the Michigan College of Optometry in the fall of 2017. He graduated with honors from MCO in 2021. Upon graduation, he received the Volk Optical Ocular Disease Award. After completion of his residency, he plans to practice optometry with a ocular disease focus in Michigan, and become a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. 

    Email:  [email protected] 

capo Sophia Capo, OD

Pediatric and Binocular Vision Resident

Michigan College of Optometry

 

  • Dr. Sophia Capo is the current Pediatric and Binocular Vision Resident at the Michigan College of Optometry.  Her love of children comes from the many years she spent working as a swim instructor and soccer referee.  She studied Biomedical Science at York University in Toronto, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. In 2021, she graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry with distinction and received the Good-Lite Pediatric Award for excellence in Pediatric and Special Needs Optometry. While in Optometry School, Dr. Capo served as the President of the Optometry Student Society and the Vice President of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (sVOSH). One of her favourite memories was travelling to Senegal, Africa to provide eye care to two small communities with limited access.  Dr. Capo is currently working toward her fellowship with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. After her residency, she plans to teach other professionals about pediatric binocular vision through lectures and to one day own her own optometry practice.  
     
     
    Why a residency?
     
    “I want to obtain the specialized hands-on clinical training so that I can excel as a confident and experienced clinician when treating pediatric disease and binocular vision conditions”  

    Email: [email protected]  

killopAutumn Killop, OD

Primary Care Resident

Cherry Health, Heart of the City Health Center

  • Dr. Autumn Killop is the current resident at Cherry Health. She graduated from Armada High School (Michigan) in 2013 adn earned a Bachelor of Science in 2017 from Central Michigan University. In 2021, she graduated with honors from Southern College of Optometry and was recognized with the Outstanding Clinician Award. Post-residency, she plans to stay in the Grand Rapids area and become a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. 

    Why a residency?

    "Completing a residency will open more doors for my future career, including academia."

    Email:  [email protected]