Dr. Taylor Chesnut

Friday, February 8th, 2019, 2:05 pm

Taylor Chesnut, O.D.

Dr. Taylor Chesnut was born in Des Moines, Iowa.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Iowa State University in Ames, IA, receiving Magna Cum Laude honors.  She earned her doctorate from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, again receiving Cum Laude honors.  During her optometry schooling, Dr. Chesnut trained at Wolfe Eye Clinics in Des Moines IA, Regional Family Eye Care in Osage Beach MO, and The Eye Center in Memphis TN.  During her schooling, she also became skilled in contact lens fitting, co-management of cataract and refractive surgery, and dry eye disease.  Following graduation, Dr. Chesnut elected to receive additional intensive training through a residency at Jesse Brown VA Hospital in Chicago, IL.  Here she specialized in Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitative Therapy.


Taylor currently resides in Belleville, IL. During her free time she enjoys playing with the family dog “Buster”, spending time with friends and family at the Lake of the Ozarks, and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and Iowa State Cyclones!

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