Dr. Cardoza was born in Nebraska, but grew up in Lemoore , CA. She attend Lemoore Schools from 1st-12th grades, graduating from Lemoore High School in 1977. She then attended the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA and California State University, Fresno.
She chose to become an Optometrist because she has always enjoyed helping people and found the field of Optometry to be fascinationg after she spent time observing a local Optometrist, Dr. Forte, in his Lemoore office.
She enrolled at the Illinois College of Optometry located in Chicago and graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree. After living in a large city for four very cold winters, she missed home and decided to return to the Kings County area to practice. She joined the Hanford Optometry practice of Dr. J. Brent Madill in 1985. After over 40 years of providing eye care to the residents of Kings County, Dr. Madill retired.
She and her husband live in Hanford, and they raised their son here.
Dr. Cardoza has been a member of the California Optometric Association and the American Optometric association for over 37 years. She has the distinction of being the first woman member and first woman president of the Tulare-Kings Counties Optometric Society.
She prides herself on providing quality eye care to the residents of our area for over 37 years.