Dr. Kathleen Vize, OD Comprehensive Optometrist at Swagel Wootton Eye Institute

Kathleen Vize, O.D. graduated magna cum laude from Western Illinois University with a B.S. in Biology. She then attended Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in Chicago. While at ICO, she gained valuable experience while receiving clinical honors during her diverse externships including caring for veterans at a Veterans Administration hospital, working in private practices that specialized in vision therapy and comprehensive eye health, and focusing on ocular diseases at the highly regarded Omni Eye Services in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Vize has 20 years of experience practicing optometry in her native Illinois, Colorado, and most recently in Arizona. Early in her career, she focused on primary care optometry and later discovered a love of helping patients with a wide range of needs in an OD/MD group private practice. Genuinely caring for her patients, building relationships, and putting patient needs and outcomes first is at the heart of her practice style.

In her free time, Dr. Vize loves to spend time with her husband and two daughters, enjoying all that Arizona has to offer, as well as traveling to new cities, beaches, and exploring National Parks. An avid runner and reader, it isn’t uncommon to catch her training for another a marathon chasing her bucket list to complete a marathon in every state.