Dr. Newton is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.   She interned at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  After completing a three-year residency in ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin, she then studied experimental corneal pathology as a fellow in Ophthalmic Pathology at Duke University.  Dr. Newton studied Cornea & External Disease with Dr. Herbert Kaufman, and Refractive Surgery with Dr. Marguerite McDonald at  Louisianna State University in New Orleans.  She is a recipient of numerous awards and grants, and has published several papers on Cornea & External Disease.

Dr. Newton is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  She is a Diplomate of and Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.