Dr. Emily Burgon, OD, FAAO was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then earned her Doctorate in Optometry from Salus/Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2013, where she obtained high honors and graduated in the top 10% of her class. After graduation, she completed a one-year primary care residency at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina and became a fellow of the Academy of Optometry in 2017. Dr. Burgon worked in primary care at MyEyeDr in Raleigh, North Carolina for three years and has just recently relocated to Nashville.
She is licensed to diagnose and and manage ocular diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, and diabetes. Dr. Burgon also specializes in contact lenses, including daily contact lenses, toric lenses for astigmatism, and multifocal contacts. Dr. Burgon has a passion for providing good patient care and connecting with her patients.
She currently lives in downtown Nashville with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and experiencing art in all forms, especially live music, movies, and broadway shows. She and her husband are “foodies” and love checking out new restaurants in the area.