Dr. Rachelle Davis is a native of Richmond, Va. Though it may seem cliché, she always knew she wanted to become a doctor. The field of optometry became a specific interest when she started her undergraduate career at James Madison University. After being granted a unique internship opportunity at the Medical College of Virginia and the opportunity-to be mentored by the first African American optometrist and elected Senator of the State of Virginia, she decided to pursue a career in optometry. Dr. Davis graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. with a degree in Biology. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. Dr. Davis’ clinical training included internships at two primary care optometry practices, a 6-month ocular disease/hospital rotation at the Salem Veterans Hospital in Salem, Va., and a low vision specialty rotation at the Feinbloom Low Vision and Rehabilitation Center at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She excelled academically being granted academic scholarships and participated in various student organizations. Her most rewarding accomplishment was being nominated and elected the prestigious title of the Student Member to the Board of Trustees acting as the sole representative of the student body for the Board of Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
To further challenge herself academically, Dr. Davis completed a post-doctorate residency in primary care optometry with an emphasis in ocular disease and low vision eye care at the Hampton Veterans Medical Center in Hampton, Va., which is affiliated with the Ohio State University School of Optometry. Being the only optometry resident in her program granted her vast exposure to basic and complex cases. While completing the program, Dr. Davis held monthly academic lectures for the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Davis is licensed to practice in the states of North Carolina and Virginia and is a member of the American Optometric Association and North Carolina Optometric Society. After practicing in a solo practice in Greensboro, Dr. Davis relocated to the Triangle area and she is excited to return to Greensboro. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and has experience in primary eye care and contact lenses. Dr. Davis also has a passion for diagnosing and managing eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. She is looking forward to becoming an integral part of the community. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, biking, traveling, reading and spending time with her husband and family, friends, and dog Bentley.