About The Doctor
Dr. Billy Mendoza was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. He attended Robert McQueen High School and went on to graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. He then moved to Orange County, California, for four years to attend the second oldest optometry school in the nation: Southern California College of Optometry. He earned his Doctorate degree in 2010 and was the recipient of the Dr. William Feinbloom Low Vision Award.
Dr. Mendoza's clinical experience includes a clinical rotation at the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, an inner city clinic that provides eye care to the underprivileged individuals of South Central Los Angeles. He was also at the Veterans Affairs Hospitals in Bakersfield, California, where he was further trained in disease management. Mendoza also learned to use specialty optics to improve the quality of life of visually impaired individuals during his rotation at the Center for the Partially Sighted in Studio City, California. He then ended his externship experience at the The Laser Center of Newport Beach, California, where he further developed the skills to manage patients alongside eye surgeons.