Dr. Jeanette Cross was raised in Reno, Nevada. As she pursued higher education, she worked with local optometrists and gained further knowledge in the profession of eye care. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Nevada, Reno. She continued her education in southern California at Western University of Health Sciences, where she received a master’s degree in Medical Sciences. Dr. Cross advanced to Western University College of Optometry where she then earned her Doctor of Optometry degree. She graduated in May 2022 with recognition from Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society for outstanding leadership and service. She is fluent in Spanish and is the first in her family to attend college and earn a doctorate degree. She is excited to return to Northern Nevada and provide excellent eye care.
During her internship, she enhanced her skills in glaucoma evaluation and management at Dorn Veteran Affairs Medical Center in South Carolina. She gained experience in ocular disease and performed post-operative cataract exams in the fast-paced environment of Omni Eye Services in New Jersey. While catering to underserved communities in Santa Maria, California, Dr. Cross cared for numerous patients with diabetic eye conditions. During her last rotation, she provided comprehensive and medical eye care at a private practice on Oahu, Hawai’i.
Dr. Cross honors the importance of family and enjoys traveling with her husband. She aims to stay engaged in an active lifestyle by hiking local trails, dancing, roller skating and enjoying the beauty and activities Lake Tahoe has to offer.