Dr. Cox grew up in Western North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1994. After college, Dr. Cox worked in medical research at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She was published in several professional journals and presented her research results at the Society of Critical Care Medicine national meeting in 1995.
Dr. Cox returned to academics at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia in 1996, where she met Dr. Cross. She graduated in 2000 with internship experience in ocular disease, primary care and pediatrics. In July 2000, Dr. Cox began working at Thomas & Cox Eye Care Associates in McMurray, PA, which she ultimately purchased from Dr. Penny Lightholder-Thomas. She has continued the low vision services started by Dr. Thomas. In 2010, Drs. Cox and Cross combined their two offices to form OneVision Health & Wellness.
Dr. Cox is a member of the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society, the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She has also been a member of the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce since 2001. Dr. Cox and Cross were married in 2000 and are raising 3 children.
Outside of the office, Dr. Cox spends as much time as possible with her family. She volunteers at her children's school where she coaches Cross Country. She enjoys being physically active. She has done a triathalon and multiple half marathons.