Dr. Marcia Dettloff

Dr. Marcia Dettloff

I was raised in Chicago and received my degree of Bachelor of Arts with High Honors from the University of Illinois, Circle Campus.  In 1980 I married Wayne Dettloff and we moved to Houston, Texas where he worked as an electrical engineer at Texas Instruments and I attended The University of Houston College of Optometry.   In 1985  I received my degree of Doctor of Optometry Summa Cum Laude  and we moved to Cary with our toddler son, Scott.  I worked as an associate for a practice in Cary and Raleigh and opened my private practice, Cary Optometric, in June of 1987.  My two daughters, Holly and Michelle, were born at Rex Hospital and we are proud to call Cary our home.

I am a member of the American Optometric Association, the Eastern District of the NC Optometric Society, the American Optometric Society, the Ocular Nutrition Society, NC Prevent Blindness and the Cary Chamber of Commerce.

Giving back, in both my professional and personal life, is important to me.  As a volunteer with Lions In Sight I traveled to Queretero, Mexico in 1999 and Guadalahara, Mexico in 2000 to help provide eye care and distribute glasses to thousands of families in need.  I currently provide pro-bono services to the local community through the AOA’s Vision USA program and NC Prevent Blindness.  With all 3 children active in summer and year-round swimming since 1991, I have spent countless hours volunteering with Medfield Swim Team, Raleigh Swimming Association (where I received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2002) and as a certified referee with USA Swimming.

Now that my husband and I are empty nesters we are enjoying traveling, exercise and getting caught up on all the projects around the home and office that we never had time for with a private practice and three active kids.