Dr. Hilliard is proud of his local roots growing up in Indiana County and graduating from IUP with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1998 with a Doctor of Optometry degree.
Dr. Hilliard completed his training with honors at Philadelphia’s Eye Institute, JFK Memorial Hospital and the VA Medical Center of Manchester, NH.
In 2006, he attained Fellowship status within the esteemed American Academy of Optometry. Currently, less than 10% of practicing optometrists become Fellows of the Academy, demonstrating rigorous academic standards.
Dr. Hilliard is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association.
Aside from private practice, Dr. Hilliard was also on the clinical staff of TLC Laser Eye Centers in Pittsburgh, PA for over 10 years and also served on their clinical advisory committee. He was also the attending Optometrist for area nursing homes.
Dr. Hilliard is an active member of his local community and has participated in numerous organizations, youth sports and board of director positions. In his free time, he thoroughly enjoys spending time with his wife, Traci and two children Nicolas and Melina. He also actively enjoys outdoor activities including skiing, mountain biking and kayaking.