Dr. Melanie Deitch grew up in Grand Junction, CO. She moved to Troy, NY for college and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2014. She later attended the University of Houston College of Optometry and graduated with honors in 2018. Dr. Deitch received specialized training in dry eye management, pediatric care, medical optometry, and surgical co-management during her time in Houston. She loves learning about the latest and greatest in eyecare and applying that knowledge to best address her patient’s needs. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Beta Sigma Kappa international optometric honor society, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Deitch and her husband, Tom, live in Leawood, KS. She enjoys getting outside to camp, hike, or cross-country ski. When not at the office, she can be found doing anything crafty or DIY, or experimenting in the kitchen with a new recipe. She’s always looking for great places to eat throughout KC and will happily take suggestions.