Dr. Mercer is a licensed therapeutic optometrist. She was raised in West Virginia and graduated with a B.S. from West Virginia University in 1999. After graduation, she attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2003. Dr. Mercer has been practicing optometry in Chesapeake since receiving her degree. She has extensive training in the treatment of eye disease such as diabetes and glaucoma. She also has training in pediatric and low vision, as well as in prescribing contact lenses. Dr. Mercer is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association and the Tidewater Optometric Association. She resides in Chesapeake with her husband, Chris, a local pharmacist, and their two sons, Matthew and Benjamin.