Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Novotny attended Marist College and graduated on the Dean’s List. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology Pre-med and earned her Paralegal certificate. After graduation, Dr. Novotny moved cross-country to attend Optometry school at the Southern California College of Optometry School.
During her rotations, Dr. Novotny was an extern at various types of Optometric practices. She worked at the Veterans’ Hospital in Tucson, seeing and working with Low vision patients at the rehabilitation center.
She worked on an Indian Reservation in Oregon, serving the Native American population. On her rotation back in California, she externed at the TLC laser center, also performing school screening at local schools.
Upon graduation, she moved to Arizona and began practicing, seeing a wide age range from pediatric patients to elderly. She has since relocated back to the East Coast with her family.