“My reward lies in being able to help people get through their day more smoothly.”
Dr. Jill Dillon took an early personal
interest in the value of good vision. She
was wearing glasses by the time she was
in third grade and contacts by the eighth
grade. She also was inspired by a family
friend who served as a mentor.
After practicing for several years in Chicago,
this native of Nekoosa joined Marshfield
Clinic in 2000, returning to an area where
she had known many people for a long
time. She applies this concept of personal
connections to her practice of examining,
diagnosing and treating conditions such as
glaucoma, cataracts, retinal diseases, macular
degeneration, hypertension and diabetes;
and prescribing glasses, contact lenses,
low vision rehabilitation and medications.
“My patients are more than just a number to me – I care about them on a personal level,” Dr. Dillon said. “I like getting to know them and learn about their lifestyles and workdays, which allows me to tailor care
to their needs.”
Dr. Dillon earned her medical degree from the
Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago. She completed her internship in optometry at
Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital, Illinois.
She serves as an adjunct assistant clinical professor at Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon, and at the University of Missouri in St. Louis College of Optometry; this work harmonizes with her passion for being a mentor for optometry school students.
She and her husband, Mike, have two sons. They enjoy many family activities, including golf and sporting events. She is a living kidney donor who started a non-profit organization, Central Wisconsin Gift of Life, with her recipient Sara.