Dr. Mary Gregory was raised in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Southwest State University and her optometry degree from the University of Missouri School of Optometry. Dr. Gregory is Board Certified in Optometry and Vision Development.
The Minnesota Optometric Association named Dr. Gregory “2007 Young OD of the Year” for her achievements in the optometric field on local state and national levels. She is on the Diabetic Advisory Committee at the Monticello/Big Lake Hospital and the Minnesota Optometric Association’s Membership Committee, Chair of the Children’s Vision Committee, and on the Speaker Committee.
In 2011 Dr. Gregory become a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Minnesota Optometric Association. She recently testified in front of the MN Senate Education Committee on requiring mandatory eye exams for children entering kindergarten.
In 2014 Dr. Gregory became a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and is currently working toward her Fellowship in the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. She speaks frequently to groups all across Minnesota on vision concerns impacting learning, concussion and brain injuries and development concerns. Dr. Gregory was nationally recognized with the Dr. W. David Sullins, Jr. InfantSEE® Award for 2014, which honors an individual doctor of optometry who has made significant contributions to the field of optometry, has impacted his/her community with outstanding public service involving the InfantSEE program, and who exemplifies Dr. Sullins’ inspiring and passionate leadership as a driving force in the profession of optometry. In 2014 Dr. Gregory was also named Health Care Practitioner of the Year for the state of Minnesota by Minnesota Business Magazine due to her work with children’s vision and learning.
In 2015 Dr. Gregory was appointed to the American Optometric Association’s Infant and Children’s Committee. Dr. Gregory also serves locally on the Wright County Community Action Committee.
Dr. Gregory is passionate about her work in vision development, reading and learning and the visual effects of traumatic brain injury. This has taken her on a number of mission trips to Central America. She also has a therapy clinic, Omni Vision & Learning Center, where she works with patients in need of visual rehabilitation.