Dr. Nikolova was raised in Des Plaines and graduated from Elk Grove High School. She has a degree in Chemistry and Spanish from Elmhurst University, where she graduated cum laude and an honors global scholar having completed international studies in Spain and Costa Rica. She went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry, graduating with clinical honors in 2020. Dr. Nikolova has completed clinical rotations at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC and the San Diego Center for Vision Care in San Diego, CA. She has received extensive training in providing comprehensive eye examinations and treatment of ocular disease for patients of all ages. Her special interests include pediatrics, contact lenses and dry eye management. Dr. Nikolova also provides eye examinations in Spanish and Bulgarian. She enjoys spending time with her family, crafting with her Cricut, and traveling with her husband.


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