Dr. Nancy A. Mahlie (Optometrist) was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended college on the Regent’s Scholarship at the University of North Texas in Denton, where she pursued her research interest in biological neural networks. In her junior year, she received a highly competitive scholarship to the University of Texas Health Science Center to work on research involving fetal lung development. In 1988, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from UNT and was voted most Outstanding Female Senior in Biology by her professors.
Dr. Mahlie attended graduate school at the University of Houston (UHCO), where she obtained her Doctorate of Optometry in 1992. She trained at a large, well-respected referral facility in the New Orleans area, EyeCare Associates of Metairie. She then did a second internship at Fort Lee, Virginia, where she worked in primary eye care and contact lenses at the base hospital. After graduation from UHCO and completion of her internships she moved back to the north Texas area to work in the largest private practice network in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Dr. Mahlie relocated to Greenville, SC in 1996, where she worked for two years as a laser vision patient consultant at TLC and continued to pursue her interest in difficult contact lens fittings and general optometry. She joined Clemson Eye in 2003. She has been a member of the American Optometric Association since 1989.
Dr. Mahlie and her husband enjoy hiking, travel- trailer camping, and working on their small tree farm. She also enjoys attending various performing arts and cooking Tex-Mex and vegetarian food.