- California Poly Tech
- Illinois College of Optometry
Born in Iran, Esfahan, Dr. Hickinson spent most of her childhood in Azusa, California. She attended California Polytech in Pomona, California and the Illinois College of Optometry. She worked in a pediatric vision therapy setting in Chicago servicing children with learning disabilities due to vision and motor skills. She speaks fluent Farci (Persian) and can perform bilingual eye examinations. Dr. Hickinson is an active member of the Huron Valley Chamber of commerce and a mentor to students from the Huron Valley School Districts in their choice of optometry as a career. She enjoys lecturing at elementary, high school, vocational schools, and senior centers about the anatomy of the eye and its function and diseases of the eye. When not in the office, Dr. Hickinson and her husband love to spend time with their two beautiful daughters. They are members of the Baha’i faith.