Janis Mertz, O.D. is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry in Boston and a veteran of the United States Army.
As a Captain, she served at the Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. While in California, she was an adjunct clinical professor at the University of California/School of Optometry at Berkeley in the contact lens clinic. She then practiced at Wuerzberg Army hospital in Germany.
Dr. Mertz went on to teach as an adjunct clinical professor at the New England College of Optometry in the contact lens clinic and served as the chief of the homeless division at the school, where she and the students provided eye care to Boston's homeless population.
Dr. Mertz has owned her own practice for 10 years before joining the prestigious Baystate Eye Center on Obery Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
She lives in Plymouth with her husband, Dr. James Mertz, whom she met while on an eye care mission trip to Mexico. She is an avid swimmer and enjoys living by the sea.