Melissa Willey, OD


  • Optometry

Office Locations

West Coast Eye Care & Acuity Eye Group - Escondido
830 West Valley Parkway
Suite 300
Escondido, CA 92025

Dr. Melissa Willey is a born and raised Southern Californian. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego.  She then went on to attain her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry, where she was awarded membership into the Beta Sigma Kappa National Academic Honor Society. 

After optometry school, Dr. Willey completed a residency in geriatrics and ocular disease at the VA West Los Angeles.  She then worked at the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles treating a multitude of ocular diseases, in addition to providing comprehensive eye exams and complex contact lens fi ttings.  Dr. Willey and her husband now live in Carlsbad, where they enjoy being outdoors with their two young children. 


  • Undergraduate Degree: University of California, San Diego
  • Doctor of Optometry: Southern California College of Optometry

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • American Academy of Optometry 

Personal Hobbies

  • Spending time with family
  • Going to the beach
  • Live music 
  • Running

Languages Spoken

  • English