Veronica was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Dominican College, cum laude, with a dual major in Biology and Psychology and then attended SUNY College of Optometry in Manhattan and completed her training at the top of her clinical class. After graduation, she worked as the Clinical Director for Vista Alliance and closely with the FDA on new innovative refractive surgery procedures, not yet approved in the United States. She has published and presented her findings to ophthalmologists around the world. She currently lives in Union Square, Manhattan and has her own practice in Battery Park City, called ThirdEyeChic Optometry (www.thirdeyechic.com). Over the last 7 years, Veronica shifted her focus of practice to helping the needy. During this time, she completed her yoga teacher training and advanced teacher training programs, as well as, advanced scriptural, philosophical, psychological, and meditation curriculums.