Women In Optometry: A Passion For Problem-Solving

On her second date with the man who would become her husband, Tanya Gill, OD, says she told him that she always wanted to invent something. That dream coincided with an incident when a patient came to Dr. Gill, extremely unhappy with her current contact lenses. Dr. Gill found a problem with the patient’s story: it wasn’t the lenses, it was the amount of makeup buildup on them. When the patient expressed how difficult it was to find a makeup remover that met her demands: vegan, cruelty-free, perfume-free, gluten-free and the like, Dr. Gill promised to find her a solution. After visiting Whole Foods and finding nothing that fit, Dr. Gill knew the way to get something done was to make it herself, and she knew where she wanted to start. Read More