Finally, a doctor dedicated to your child's myopia care.

Welcome to eye care the way it should be. A myopia management doctor focused on doing something about your child's myopia progression and not just prescribing new glasses.

Meet Your Doctor

  • Dr. Adrienne Cassata

    OD

    Island Family Eye Care

    Dr. Adrienne Cassata (maiden name Manzo) graduated from Grand Island High School in 1995 and is a current Island resident with her husband and two children. After high school, she received her Bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University and went on to obtain her Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. After moving back to Western New York when she finished her education, she worked for a busy Ophthalmology practice in Western New York for 10 years which has greatly aided in her vast clinical skills. Dr. Cassata currently enjoys examining patients of all ages, including pediatric and Adult.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Andrew To

    Optometrist

    Creekside Family Eyecare

    Dr. Andrew To is a glaucoma-certified, therapeutic optometrist. He grew up in Northwest Houston and received his Bachelors of Science in Biology at the University of Houston. He then obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. In addition to making Dean’s list, Dr. To received clinical honors during his studies. While as a student, Dr. To volunteered as a teaching assistant, helping students during their contact lens laboratory. As a result, he has gained invaluable experience fitting specialty, as well as complicated contact lens fittings. Dr. To has received extensive clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases during his internships at the Illinois Eye Institute, Cleveland VA Hospital and White River Junction VA Hospital. He also did internships specializing in Pediatrics, Low Vision and Refractive Surgery. He has been practicing for over 17 years. Along with co-managing refractive, lasik and cataract surgeries with multiple ophthalmologists in the Woodlands/Conroe area, he is also involved in the diagnosis and treatment of many eye diseases. He is married to Dr. Vicky Pham, who he met in Optometry school, and they have 5 lovely children. Dr. To enjoys snowboarding/skiing, watching movies, and taking family vacations.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Times have changed with how much time kids spend on digital devices, reading, studying and I've seen firsthand how much this can impact their myopia. Actually having the technology and studies to back up the science behind myopia control has been extremely rewarding and satisfying to offer to my patients. With 5 kids of my own, I'm very comfortable seeing kids, so it felt natural for me to offer myopia management at my office.

  • Dr. Angela Koplos

    Optometrist

    Advanced Vision Solutions PLLC

    Dr. Koplos lives in El Paso and is married with three children. She was born in east Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M in 1992. She attended the University of Houston College of Optometry during which time she did an externship with the top Neuro-ophthalmologist in Houston, Texas and one at the El Paso Veterans' Hospital. She was awarded the Corning Low Vision Award. Dr. Koplos was a co-author of the article "Telemedicine Screening of Glaucoma" published in Telemedicine Journal in 1999. Her fundus photography telemedicine data was used by a team of specialty ophthalmologists for several other telemedicine articles covering the validity of telemedicine and digital photography for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. After graduating from optometry school in 1997 Dr. Koplos moved to El Paso and started the only low vision clinic in El Paso. In 2009 she joined a large medical optometry clinic where she provided low vision, vision rehab and medical eyecare. Dr. Koplos recognized the need for myopia intervention and began myopia management in 2019. Because of her 25 years of treating severe permanent vision loss, much of which was the result of high myopia, Dr. Koplos is particularly passionate about promoting awareness that childhood myopia, when allowed to progress year after year without intervention, significantly increases the risk of many eye conditions that often result in permanent vision loss later in life and sometimes in childhood. In 2020 Dr. Koplos opened the regional optometric referral clinic, Advanced Vision Solutions, where she is the solo practioner providing Myopia Management, Vision Rehabilitation, Vision Therapy, Neuro-optometric Rehab and Sports Vision. At the referral clinic all methods of Myopia Management are prescribed based on the specific needs of the child, pre-teen, teen or young adult to best address the stage and agressiveness of myopia progression with the goal of preventing permanent vision loss and providing optimal vision throughout life.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    20+ years of being a low vision optometrist, I have to try to help families be aware that these conditions, the conditions I work with daily, may be in their child's future and now we can dramatically reduce that risk.

  • Dr. Arlene Espiritu

    Optometrist

    Eyes of East Sacramento

    Dr. Arlene Espiritu received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, San Diego in 2000. She subsequently graduated from UC Berkeley School of Optometry in 2005 and completed her residency in pediatrics at the State University of New York Optometry in 2006. She has been in practice for 16 years in the Sacramento area. She specializes in examining infants, toddlers, and elementary school-age kids. She is trained to diagnose, treat and manage ocular diseases in both adults and children. Dr. Espiritu is highly skilled in fitting soft contacts, rigid permeable lenses, scleral lenses, and hybrid lenses for those with irregular corneas from corneal diseases. She has served on the board of the local Sacramento Valley Optometric Society for 2 years. Outside of eyecare and work, Dr. Espiritu enjoys open water swimming, triathlon training, and spending time outdoors with her 2 daughters , husband, and dog.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    to improve the quality of life for children by changing the course of their predicted myopia progression through advanced technology

  • Dr. Bruce Williams

    President

    Seattle Vision Care Center, Inc.

    Bruce T. Williams, OD, FIAO, practices in Seattle with an emphasis on complex contact lens fitting including Orthokeratology. He is actively involved in clinical trials for several lens manufacturers and has published, lectured and conducted workshops across the US and in more than 30 cities on 5 continents. Dr. Williams is member of the American Optometric Association, The Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the AOA and the British Contact Lens Association. He is a Reviewer for Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, the Journal of the British Contact Lens Asso. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, College of Optometry and Western University of Health Sciences. He is also a Visiting Professor at He University Medical School in Shenyang, China and Ramkamphaeng University in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Williams is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control and the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. He is Vice President of the Global Council on Myopia Management and Associate member of The International Association of Contact Lens Educators.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Always have

  • Dr. Cara Finn

    Optometrist

    Family Eyecare Center

    Dr. Cara Finn is excited to join Family Eyecare Center and provide comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. She received her Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry in 2014. While her training provides her with the ability to provide a variety of services including routine vision exams and medical exams for injuries and infections, she has a special interest in working with specialty contact lenses like CRT (Ortho K) and Scleral lenses for patients with corneal disease. In February 2014 Dr. Finn volunteered with I-Care International and the UMSL chapter of Students Volunteering Optometric Services for Humanity in Trujillo, Honduras bringing eye care to those in need. She hopes to be able to participate in more mission trips in the future. After two years of practicing in Ohio, Dr. Finn is excited to begin practicing in Raleigh, NC. She is originally from Napoleon, Ohio and graduated from Napoleon High School. She then attended the University of Michigan where she received her bachelors of science in psychology. She is the daughter of Jay and Patti Finn and has two sisters; Mackenzie (Finn) Plassman and Shannon.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Chad Green

    OD

    VisualEyes

    Dr. Green graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1989, obtaining a B.S. in Natural Science and Mathematics. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, obtaining his O.D. in 1992. After graduation, he served as an Optometrist in the U.S. Army as the Chief, EENT Clinic, Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey, until 1994. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserves until 2000. From 1994 until 2004, Dr. Green worked as an associate in two private practices and had his own practice in Selma, Alabama, from 1997 until 2003. In 2004, Dr. Green purchased West Alabama Eye Associates in Demopolis which was renamed Green Family Eye Care. Dr. Green opened his second location in 2016. VisualEyes is located in the Village at Northbank in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Green is an active member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, the American Optometric Association, the Sports Vision Section of the AOA, and the Alabama Optometric Association. He has served on the Board of the Alabama Optometric Association. His time outside the office is spent with his family. He and his wife, Meredith, have five children. They live in Tuscaloosa and attend Church of the Highlands.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Charlene Henderson

    OD

    Blink Eyecare and Eyewear

    I am from Newfoundland Canada where I received my Biology Degree in 1992. I then graduated from The Illinois College of Optometry in 1996. I received an award for clinical excellence. I have practiced in various settings, with ophthalmology and optometry. I am married with twin boys that are now 17. When they started kindergarten, I opened my own practice, Blink Eyecare, with my partner, Dr. Tracy MacIntyre. I enjoy spending time with my patients and getting to know them and their families. In our office we can go beyond just correcting your vision. We work on goals, and habits to keep your eyes healthy and prevent disease.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I practice myopia management to prevent today's myopic kids from being tomorrow's retinal detachment or glaucoma patients. My own brother is very near sighted and has had 3 retinal detachments and now has glaucoma. I want to keep my patients from having these issues as much as possible. The best way is to slow down this myopic progression. I tell my patients that they are helping their future selves and they should be proud of that.

  • Dr. David Dalesio

    Optometrist

    Fort Myers Eye Associates

    Doctorate: Doctor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometry Honor Fraternity; Graduate: B.A., State University of New York at Oswego (double major in Psychology and Biology/Pre-Medicine). Postgraduate Training Includes: Fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD), specialty in learning-related vision analysis and treatment, specialty contact lenses certification for Ortho-K and myopia management soft contact lenses.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I want to help children become less myopic, lessening their risk of eye diseases as they mature. I am very nearsighted, and I can relate well to myopic patients.

  • Dr. Marie Homa-Palladino

    OD, FIAOMC

    Personal Eyes, LLC

    Dr. Marie Homa-Palladino obtained her Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA. She is the owner and practitioner of Personal Eyes, LLC in Paoli for the past 13 years, devoting her time to family eye care and specializing in myopia management. In March 2021, Dr. Homa-Palladino earned the distinguished honor of becoming a Fellow in the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. She was elected to the AAOMC Board of Directors in 2021, taking on the new position of staff-board liaison, a subsection of the Education Committee.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Myopia management is something that not only affects my patients and their families, but my family as well. As my daughters were growing up, their myopia was also growing. My husband and I are very myopic and know how debilitating it is not to be able to see, plus the constant risk of retina problems. As a parent I wanted to do whatever I could to prevent my girls from experiencing the same struggles my husband and I faced. But as an Optometrist, I knew there was something we could do. This is when I discovered orthokeratology and myopia control treatments. It’s exciting that we can now manage and control children’s myopia, educate parents that there is a way to slow down myopia and minimize the risk of long term vision impairment! 10 years ago, I was a worried parent but now I am proud to be a myopia management and orthokeratology specialist so I can help other parents and their children.

  • Dr. Charles Shidlofsky

    Center Director/Neuro-Optometrist

    Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas

    Dr. Shidlofsky was born and raised in Lawrence, New York. His family moved to the Dallas area when he was 16 years old. In 1980, he graduated from J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas. Dr. Shidlofsky completed his Pre-Optometry studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 1984. He then attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. where he received his BS in 1986 and OD in 1988. Upon graduation, he moved back to to the Dallas area to begin his practice. Dr. S, as he is known around the office, has been very active in Neuro-developmental Optometry for most of his years in practice. He has developed and integrated many unique therapies that have helped thousands of children who have struggled in school due to vision problems often seen in: ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders as well as some of the classic vision problems related to focusing, eye teaming, eye movement skills, visual-spatial skills, visual perception issues and myopia management. He has expanded his work to include those with traumatic and acquired brain injury, stroke, and other neurological processing problems. In addition, he works with several professional sports teams in the Dallas area as well as weekend athletes on developing vision skills. Dr. Shidlofsky is a Clinical Director for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program. Dr. Shidlofsky completed his Fellowship for the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 2011. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor of Optometry at: Southern College of Optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry, University of Incarnate Word-Rosenberg College of Optometry and Western University College of Optometry. He is also director of a private practice residency program in pediatrics/vision therapy/sports vision/myopia management and neuro-vision rehabilitation through Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Shidlofsky lives in Plano with his wife of 37 years, Sherri. Dr. Shidlofsky has three grown children, Alyssa, Kara and Ian who are spread out throughout the country. He stays active by playing ice hockey, traveling, flying airplanes and family activities.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I have been a pediatric Optometrist for most of my years in practice. I have always strived to look at new and innovative solutions to help my pediatric patients process vision information more efficiently and effectively. As the myopia epidemic has continued to progress, we have been on the forefront of helping children slow down the progression of myopia. Helping children reach their highest potential is what we have always been about…this is what drives us.

  • Dr. Altaz Shajani

    Optometrist owner

    Lynn Valley Optometry

    (Give me a day to do this)

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    (Give me a day to do this)

  • Dr. Amjad Badwan

    Medical Director/Doctor of Optometry

    Wake Family Eye Care

    Dr. Badwan was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. He graduated with honors from North Carolina State University with a degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Biological Sciences in 2003. He later earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2007, while also earning a Bachelor of Science in Vision Science in 2006. Dr. Badwan is passionate about treatment and management of ocular diseases, delivering primary eye care to the overall population and providing children with proper early eye care to help their visual system develop properly. Dr. Badwan specializes in Dry Eye Disease and Myopia Management. His clinical rotations included the world renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and a specialty Pediatric Clinic at Nova Southeastern University’s Davie Campus. He is proficient in Arabic, English, and Spanish eye examinations. In his spare time Dr. Badwan likes spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and playing sports.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    In this technology driven society, we are finding that kids spend hours every day staring at devices, and myopia is accelerating rapidly. If we don't control this now, when these kids become adults, serious eye problems can develop. We have always been proactive in combining our clinical skills with the latest and greatest in treatment options for our patients. We have to be proactive and aggressive with regards to myopia to preserve vision and eye health. The bonus is the "wow" factor we get from the kids we have treated as well as their parents. With myopia management it's important that we don't wait for tomorrow to fix what could have been taken care of today.

  • Dr. Keshav Bhat

    President

    Union Family Eye Associates

    My first introduction to optometry was in one of the world’s leading vision institutes called Sankara Nethralaya and the Elite School of Optometry in Chennai India. After practicing with a cataract surgeon for 2 years, I was fortunate to pursue a Master of Science program (in Visual Psychophysics) at the University of Auckland, NZ through a fully funded scholarship. Following this, my Doctor of Optometry degree was at the New England College of Optometry, Boston graduating in 2001. I started this practice in 2007 for people who want to experience thorough and accurate care, a personal experience, progressive treatments and great eyewear. I hope I am able to provide these services for you too.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Demonstrating stability in prescription as an outcome is rewarding to the child, both for self-esteem and lifestyle; it is rewarding to the parent in minimizing risks of eye health problems for their child. This area of work elevates the practice profile in the community in extending a much needed service.

  • Dr. Lisa Bingham

    Optometrist

    You and Eye Family Eye Care

    Dr. Bingham grew up right here in Rochester, MN. She received her undergrad degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a BS in Human Biology. Shortly after graduating from the Indiana University School of Optometry, she moved back to her roots. She has been actively practicing for 11 years right here in downtown Rochester. She enjoys taking her dog Winnie on long walks and cuddling up with her kitties Charlie, Allie, and Izzy in her downtime. Dr. Bingham also likes to dive into a good book whenever given the opportunity. As far as she is concerned, the only thing that makes reading and snuggling with her pets better is chocolate!

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    We are so excited to help slow the progression of myopia and keep the eyes of our kids at You and Eye healthier for longer!

  • Dr. Cheryl Chapman

    Optometrist

    Gretna Eye Care, P.C. DBA Gretna Vision Source

    Dr. Cheryl Chapman works in private practice in Gretna, Nebraska. She has instituted a full scope myopia management clinic within her practice and works tirelessly at spreading myopia management knowledge. In addition to working one-on-one with doctors to implement practice protocols, she lectures within the optometric community as well as to local pediatricians and ophthalmologists. Serving as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry, Dr. Chapman also enjoys working closely in training 4th year extern students in current myopia management strategies. She is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Chapman currently serves as President for the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    To be determined

  • Dr. Amber Cumings

    OD

    Clarendon Vision Development Center

    Dr. Amber Cumings, FAAO, specializes in Neuro-Optometric and Pediatric Care at Clarendon Vision, treating patients of all ages. She is highly regarded by our patients who have complex visual needs, regularly noting that Dr. Cumings identified the right diagnosis and treatment that has provided the, often long-awaited, relief they needed. Dr. Cumings earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree with Highest Distinction at Michigan College of Optometry. During her time there, Dr. Cumings was the leader of several councils and a member of academic professional organizations. She completed a residency specializing in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy & Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation. She has recently obtained her Fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), a prestigious honor in the field. You may also see her research articles published across pediatric and optometric medical journals. Dr. Cumings is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control and the College of Syntonic Optometry.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I practice myopia management to prevent devastating ocular diseases that present in adulthood.

  • Dr. Kim Brown

    O.D.

    Wildwood Vision Specialists

    Born and raised in St. Louis, Dr. Kim Folwarski Brown went to high school at Rosati-Kain High School. Dr. Brown then went to Southeast Missouri State University to earn her Bachelor of Science in Biology. After shadowing a few doctors, Dr. Brown decided on Optometry because of the wide range of patient care. She earned her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree in 2011 at the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry, where she received the Charles Matlock Award for Excellence in Pediatric Optometry. During optometry school, Dr. Brown completed rotations in pediatrics, specialty contact lenses, and surgical management. Dr. Kim enjoys primary care optometry for all ages, but has a passion for pediatric and binocular vision, a specialized form of optometry specific for testing children for reading and school related vision problems. Look for updates and more information about binocular vision and vision therapy in the Wildwood Vision Specialists blog! Dr. Brown is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Missouri Optometric Association, the St. Louis Optometric Society and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Brown spends her free time with her two kids, Sadie and RJ, and husband Rob. She enjoys crafting with her Cricut® and lives by the motto, “if it doesn’t move, monogram it”. Feel free to email Dr. Brown at drfolwarski@wildwoodvision.com

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Lien Griffin

    OD

    Griffin Eye Care

    Dr. Griffin’s mission is to help her patients see the best and maintain excellent vision for their lifetime. Dr. Griffin has been providing eye care to patients in the Fort Worth area for over 22 years. Dr. Griffin enjoys giving back to the community by donating eye exams for the immigrants’ children from the International Newcomer Academy and volunteering with the Fort Worth Rotary Club. Dr. Griffin's credentials: Bachelor of Science (University of Oklahoma, 1995) Doctor of Optometry (NSU College of Optometry, 2000) Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Certification (University of Houston, 2000)

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I want to help prevent myopia progression and improve patients quality of vision.

  • Dr. Christy Hayes

    O.D.

    Wildwood Vision Specialists

    Dr. Christy Hayes was born and raised in Saint Louis, went to high school at Hazelwood West and received her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Arts at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. After working at a private optometry/ophthalmology practice during her undergraduate education she decided a career in optometry was her true vocation. Dr. Hayes graduated with her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis in 2011 with Dr. Kim Brown and they joined forces to begin their dream of opening their own practice. During optometry school Dr. Hayes completed rotations in primary care optometry, specialty contact lenses and ocular disease treatment and management. At graduation, Dr. Hayes was presented with the Contact Lens Clinical Excellence Award. Dr. Hayes enjoys providing primary comprehensive eye examinations for patients of all ages as well as offering specialty contact lenses for high refractive error, myopia control, abnormal corneas and dry eye syndrome. Dr. Hayes is also compassionate about providing eye examinations to those in need. She was an active member in the student volunteer organization in school and participated in an international volunteer trip to Thailand in 2010 which provided eye exams and glasses for over 14,000 under privileged people. More recently, in 2015, she went on a mission trip to Cuernavaca Mexico where she was the lead doctor for the mission trip. She also continues to volunteer with the local eye care charity “Kids Vision for Life” when possible where she is able to provide examinations to underserved kids in St. Louis on their mobile eye clinic. Dr. Hayes is a member of the following professional organizations: American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association and the St. Louis Optometric Association. In her spare time, Dr. Hayes enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her husband James and daughters Nora and Olivia. She is also a HUGE Harry Potter nerd. Dr. Hayes enjoys communicating with her current and future patients, email her at drhayes@wildwoodvision.com.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I have a passion to help improve kids vision, not only for the short term but for their long term ocular health. I have always loved working with specialty contact lenses so myopia management is right up my ally!

  • Dr. Paul Hayter

    Owner/Optometrist

    Today's Vision - Las Colinas

    Dr. Paul G. Hayter was born in Alexandria, MN, spent his childhood in the Midwest moving from Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received his bachelor of science in biology graduating cum laude. After graduating, he went on to optometry school at the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry. During his training at the optometry school Dr. Hayter was treasurer and then president of Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH). This organization allowed him to volunteer his skills to the underprivileged in Mexico in which he and a group of his fellow students performed free eye exams.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I practice myopia management because I want my young patients' eyes to be as health as possible in the future.

  • Dr. Gurpinderjeet Kaur

    Optometrist

    Bonney Lake Family Eye Care

    Dr. Kaur is a Northwest native. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of Washington in 2007. Dr. Kaur then moved to Philadelphia to obtain her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. Dr. Kaur completed an ocular disease residency at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center where she became a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. She was also on staff at the Cleveland VA Hospital while serving as an adjunct faculty at the Illinois College of Optometry and The Ohio State College of Optometry. She has published several articles in well-respected journals. Dr. Kaur has received extensive training in diagnosing and managing sight-threatening ocular diseases, ocular emergencies, and co-managing surgical procedures. Dr. Kaur is residency and fellowship-trained and specializes in medical optometry, a distinction that only about 10% of optometrists have achieved. ​She is looking forward to getting involved in the Bonney Lake community and building lasting relationships with her patients. She focuses on myopia management, management of chronic medical conditions, eye emergencies, and is also a dry eye specialist. ​

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    You don't have to watch your child's eyes get worse every year! I enjoy educating families on latest research and offer advanced management options to slow down progression of nearsightedness.

  • Dr. CESAR LAU

    Owner/O.D.

    Dr Cesar L Lau

    Graduated Illinois College of Optometry 1993. Started private solo practice in October 2012. practicing full scope primary care Optometry

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    To try to prevent kids from increasing their myopic condition and help athletes perform without cls

  • Dr. J. Mathis Dixon

    CEO/OD

    J. Mathis Dixon, OD, PC dba Advanced Eyecare Center

    Dr. Matt Dixon practices in Perry, GA and has specialized in myopia management for over 20 years. He also offers specialty contact lens services for challenging conditions affecting the cornea. His other interests include music and spending time with his 3 grandkids!!

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I've offered ortho k for 20 years now with good success for controlling myopia. We have 2 other docs in the practice who are both passionate and proactive in educating parents about the risk of myopia progression.

  • Dr. Michelle Mumford

    Dr.

    Innovative Eye Care

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    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

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  • Dr. Judy Nguyen

    Optometrist Myopia Management Specialist

    Bella Eye Care Optometry

    Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale in Florida. She completed a coveted internship in Ocular Disease at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. She has received a BSc in Vision Science from Nova Southeastern and a Bachelors in Science in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from UC Davis. A personal note from Dr. Judy Nguyen: As a student I jumped with both feet into any new disease or pathology we were covering in school. I couldn’t learn enough and loved my time in the classroom. As an intern, I loved the connection between fashion, design and health in the field of Optometry. There was a synergy there that continues today at Bella Eye Care, where we strive to provide the finest, most comprehensive exams in the Bay area. We strive to provide a wide selection of wonderful designer eyeglasses from around the world in a fun, friendly, family-oriented shop in Newark. I can remember when I first met my patients and their families and now, having watched those kids grow up as my practice has grown has been so rewarding. I love the connection with our patients. As a practice, we get together multiple times during the year to volunteer at Project Homeless Connect in San Francisco and help provide much-needed eye exams and eyeglasses to the needy in our communities. It truly warms my heart to see the smiles and dry the tears of those we’ve helped see clearly for the first time in years.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. JOSEPH PITTMAN

    OWNER

    PROFESSIONAL EYE CARE

    Dr. Joseph Pittman, a local Georgia native, was honorably discharged in 1995 after completing six years of submarine service. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Valdosta State University and received his doctorate of optometry from Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Pittman has written multiple articles and given numerous lectures about eye care for the community and medical groups. His skills and professional demeanor have won the respect of his patients and colleagues. Dr. Pittman is a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association. The Pittman family resides in Liberty County near Riceboro.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    BECAUSE I SUFFER FROM MYOPIA, I UNDERSTAND TO HANDICAP OF POOR VISION, AND THE RIDICULE OF THICK GLASSES. I KNOW THE FRUSTRATION OF CONTACT LENSES DURING SPORTS. AS A DOCTOR, I HAVE WITNESSED THE MEDICAL PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH MYOPIA. IMPLEMENTING CUTTING EDGE PROCEDURES TO MANAGE A CHILD'S MYOPIA IS TRUELY A BLESSING THAT I AM EXCITED TO OFFER.

  • Dr. Harin Rajeev

    Owner

    Eye Care Associates of Princeton

    Dr. Harin Rajeev, OD, has been a native of New Jersey for the past 35 plus years. He grew up in Edison, NJ, and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Rutgers University in 1997. He then received his Doctorate in Optometry in 2002 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He has been actively practicing optometry in New York and New Jersey for 20 yrs and has been practicing in Princeton since 2010. Dr. Rajeev’s focus has been to educate his patients on both their ocular and visual needs. A patient that thoroughly understands their visual and medical status will be in a better position to take care of their needs. Dr. Rajeev believes advances in technology should be used for the benefit of all patients. All patients receive a digital eye exam which provides a precise prescription and can pinpoint changes in their eye health over time. Advances in digital imaging can be used to detect asymptomatic retinal problems, glaucoma, and even dry eye. Dr. Rajeev’s professional areas of interest include myopia management using Orthokeratology lenses, as well as difficult to fit prescription using custom fit rigid gas permeable lenses, hybrid lenses and scleral lenses. He also treats chronic eye conditions such as dry eye and blepharitis using the latest in advances in technology such as LipiFlow and Blephex treatments.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Monika Spokas

    OD

    Monika Spokas

    Dr. Monika Spokas is the Founder and Clinical Director of Clarendon Vision Development Center (CVDC). For the last 20 years, Dr. Spokas and CVDC have changed the lives of thousands of children and adults through the latest in Vision Therapy, Myopia Management, Neuro-Optometry, Pediatric Optometry, and Primary Eye Care. Originally from Lithuania, Dr. Spokas came to the United States in 1992 and graduated from Maria High School. She continued her studies at Loyola University in Chicago, where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Biological Sciences. Dr. Spokas earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree as a Cum Laude graduate of the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry. During her time there, she fell in love with pediatrics and vision therapy, solidifying that this was how she wanted to impact her patients’ lives positively. She has completed extensive post-graduate studies in vision development and vision therapy. Her academic and clinical excellence has been recognized through several awards and accolades. Dr. Spokas is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, and the College of Syntonic Optometry.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    : Myopia Management is not well known or even understood by many of our new patients. My mission is to educate families on myopia disease, including the risks if left untreated, and offer the latest treatment options available to reduce these sight-threatening risks associated with the disease.

  • Dr. Ed Laubach

    OD

    Visualeyes Optometry

    Dr. Laubach received his Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry and his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the California State University at Fullerton. He is an expert in Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), having worked with patients of all ages, particularly children. Dr. Laubach is also TPA certified and thoroughly trained for Therapeutic Management of Ocular Diseases. Dr. Laubach moved to Northern California to open up his practice, Edward A. Laubach, OD & Associates in Milpitas in 1994. He served on the doctor advisory panel for National Vision for ten years and he was one of the four members of the Quality Assurance Committee. He also served as the media spokesperson for National Vision.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Working in a pediatric practice, I noticed that our patient’s glasses prescription often got worse over time. Early on, I recognized that this was more than an inconvenience; it can pose a serious risk to a child’s long-term vision. If the child’s myopia or amount of nearsightedness progresses, the child is at a higher risk of developing dangerous eye diseases later in life. In early 2007, I developed a myopia management program at Visualeyes Optometry, with the mission to give our young patients better vision for life. Myopia management is the process of trying to decrease the progression of myopia or nearsightedness. In the past, it was thought that nothing could be done to slow the increase of myopia from year to year. However, research has now demonstrated that there are treatment options that successfully slow down the progression of myopia. Our goal is to help children to have better vision now and reduce their future risks of serious eye diseases associated with myopia. It is rewarding to make a difference in my patient’s future eye care health.

  • Dr. Emily Sanchez

    Doctor

    San Marcos Vision Center

    Dr. Sanchez is from El Paso, Texas. She graduated in 2011 from Adams State University in Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduating, she attended the University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio. Dr. Sanchez is licensed to diagnose and manage various ocular disease such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and dry eyes. Dr. Sanchez is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the Central Texas Optometric Society. Dr. Sanchez values getting to know her patients and taking the appropriate time with each exam to ensure quality care.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Love helping kids

  • Dr. Eric Bang

    Optometrist

    Integrated Vision Associates

    Dr. Eric Bang received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, located in Philadelphia, PA, in 1995. During his Optometric Internships, he studied developmental vision in Philadelphia, PA and specialty contact lenses and ocular disease in Charleston, SC. Owing to his passion for improving the vision of children, Dr. Eric Bang has studied extensively on such topics as the use of vision therapy to improve reading skills and has lectured to paraprofessionals as well as the general public on the visual care of children, the importance of vision in personal development, and options for controlling nearsightedness. Dr. Bang is a committed doctor for myopia management in kids.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    It’s exciting and it works! We have a large pediatric practice and love helping kids function better in life. This is the most game changing technology to help children’s vision in all the 25 years that I have been practicing optometry.

  • Dr. Gary White

    President

    Advanced Vision Clinic

    I graduated from optometry school with distinction at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR in 1991. Since then I have practice in the Army, private practice, commercial practice, and in an ophthalmology practice. My preferred way to practice in my own private practice. That is what I am doing now. I have 5 children, two boys and two girls, and one step-daughter. Two of the children are older and have their own families now. Two of the younger children are still teenagers at home. I have had this current private practice now since 2020. I have specialized in myopia management since 1998. It was not called myopia management then, but we were doing it using orthokeratology.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    To help children become free from glasses and contact lenses and keep their prescriptions from becoming worse. I was one of those children that could have benefited from myopia management if it was available then. I know firsthand what it is like to have to suffer with wearing glasses and contact lenses as a child. My glasses kept getting worse year after year. I have children of my own that would benefit from myopia management also.

  • Dr. Heidi Schauffele

    Optometrist

    Heidi Schauffele, O.D., Inc.

    Dr. Schauffele completed her undergraduate studies at Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley in 1997. She married her college sweetheart and then persued a graduate degree in optometry at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. She has been a welcome addition to our office since 2003, and took ownership of the practice in 2018. She is a caring doctor, qualified to perform full scope optometric care. She especially enjoys fitting a variety of routine and specialty contact lens options. She feels strongly that children (beginning at age 6 months) deserve routine eyecare and provides a child-friendly environment to ease the introduction.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I take it to heart when a young child's prescription gets higher and higher and the prescription gets harder and harder to wear in either spectacles or contacts or sport glasses. Because I've been educated and trained on methods to reduce this over-growth, I WANT every myopic child to have the option to fight back.

  • Dr. David Ng

    Doctor

    Bayview Vision Care

    Dr. Ng grew up in the Bayview and Sheppard area. After graduating from York Mills Collegiate, he continued his studies at the University of Waterloo where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and his Doctor of Optometry degree. He then completed his internship at the Eye Foundation of Utah and at Salt Lake City University Hospital receiving extensive training in the treatment and management of eye diseases. He began practicing in 1995 as an associate optometrist in downtown Toronto; and in 1997 Dr. Ng moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to practice primary care optometry and further his experience with therapeutic treatment of eye diseases. Dr. Ng returned to the Bayview and Sheppard area in 2000 to open his current practice. Dr. Ng is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor as a supervisor for optometric interns from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. Dr. Ng is an active lecturer and consultant to many academic and corporate institutions. He continues to speak at continuing education events in the areas of eye disease, macular degeneration, and specialty contact lenses. He is active within his church and in his community. He lives in the area with his wife and two sons

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    As an advocate for children's vision he developed a passion to help nearsighted (myopia) children. In the past 25 years his office has grown into one of the largest myopia (nearsightedness) management practices in Canada. He continues to pursue his passion in education and mentoring by helping other doctors develop myopia management programs in their practices.

  • Dr. Bhumika Patel

    OD

    Redstone Family Vision

    Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She then received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Through her extensive training, Dr. Patel has gained expertise in contact lenses, pediatrics, and ocular diseases. Additionally, she is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, and the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana

    Neuro-Optometrist

    Brain Vision Institute

    Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana is an international award-winning optometrist and vision specialist, the innovator of the groundbreaking patent-pending CogniViiSION® “TRAIN the BRAIN not JUST the EYES“® protocol that targets vision disordes in the brain and a true believer in Brain Training through vision as an effective method to succeed in school, excel in sports, increase productivity in the work place ultimately transforming quality of life. Dr. Lorenzana is a Fellow of both the College of Optometrist for Visual Development and The American Academy of Optometry in additional to serving as Adjunct faculty to both the Chicago College of Optometry and Western University College of Optometry. She has collaborated significant contributions to the arena of children’s vision research specifically in the area of strabismus and amblyopia as an active principal investigator for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group since 2004. As a highly sought after, international speaker, Dr. Lorenzana has garnered numerous industry awards for her research and contributions to optometry. She has been featured on the “Donny Loves Jenny” TV series for her work with Jenny McCarthy’s Son, Evan, and WGN Channel 9 Morning News on the topics of children’s vision and it impact on learning. Recently she was named “3D Eye Doctor of the Year” from Hollywood’s 3D International and Advanced Media Society and won the 2014 Influential Women in Business Award from the Daily Herald. In 2013, she was selected America’s Top Optometrist by the Consumer research Council of America. However, she considers her greatest achievement to be the opportunity to make a difference in every one of her patient’s lives.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    We are dedicated to providing the highest level of eye care to all our patients and provide vision care to your whole family as if they were our very own. At Brain Vision Institute, we offer a large range of services and perform eye exams, emergency care, vision therapy, and manage a variety of ocular diseases. I believe that educating our patients is a key factor in keeping their eyes healthy. Along with my expert staff, we take the time to discuss and answer any questions you might have and supply you with the most up-to-date information to help parents and children with myopia progression to effectively manage their myopia.

  • Dr. Jacqueline Cozzone

    Optometrist

    Forsight Vision, LTD

    Dr. Jacqueline Cozzone is excited to join Forsight Vision and serve patients of all ages in the Long Grove community. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-optometry from Augustana College, she earned her Doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2018. Her rotational experience provided her with advanced knowledge of ocular disease, contact lenses, and pediatrics. Dr. Cozzone currently resides in Palatine with her husband and dog. In her free time, she enjoys group fitness classes and spending her time outdoors.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I enjoy treating adult and children to provide the most up to date technology and treatment options available. We utilize the latest technology to ensure long lasting lifelong vision for our valued patients. If a problem can be prevented I'd prefer to do the best for the patient in slowing down their myopia by our various treatment options rather than giving them stronger eyeglasses/contacts each year. I've undergone extensive training with some of the top specialty contact lens experts in the country to provide the best care to our patients.

  • Dr. Jaime Rodriguez

    Optometrist

    Weslaco Vision Source

    I was born and raised in Weslaco, TX. I attended the UT Pan American for my undergraduate studies and I graduated from University of Houston College of Optometry in 1999. I have been in private practice as an Optometrist for 23 years and most recently in my Weslaco location for 14 years. We also have a second location in San Benito, TX. My wife, Jessica, and I have three adult children Jacob, Iliana and Joshua and we recently became grandparents to our grandson Lukas. My two older children (Jacob and Iliana) are current students at UHCO and my youngest son Joshua just completed his second year at the University of Texas in Austin.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    As a eye care provider I feel it is important to educate parents about the importance of early intervention in slowing the progression of their child's myopia. It is my ethical responsibility to educate patients about the benefits of Myopia Management so that we can improve patient's long term visual outcomes.

  • Dr. Jason Teh

    Optometrist

    In2eyes Optometry

    Jason Teh is a member of the Optometry Australia Association and has been practicing Optometry for more than 19 years. Jason has high expectations for patient outcomes and delivers his consults with patience and care. He started up a myopia management clinic more than 10 years ago and is adamant that he will do everything he possibly can to reduce the impact of short sightedness in the general community. This uncompromising passion for eye care also led to him setting up one of the earliest dry eye clinics in Melbourne. Jason recognised that the next major threat to eye health comes in the form of tear film dysfunction, and he now runs a busy Dry Eye Group out of 3 locations with his team of passionate Optometrists. Jason is a passionate optometrist and family man at heart He has two awesome teenage kids and a fantastic life partner of more than 20 years in Ericka. As owner of In2Eyes Optometry in Surrey Hills, he believes in helping people with the health of their eyes and all their eye wear needs.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Jeff Handschumacher

    Optometrist

    Family Eyecare Center

    Dr. Jeffrey Handschumacher has been practicing optometry in North Carolina since 1999–specializing in primary eye care and contact lenses. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the North Carolina State Optometric Society, and the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (AAOMC). Dr Handschumacher is a Myopia Management Specialist. His goal is to help children's vision from getting worse every year.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I want to help children's vision from getting worse every year. I have worn glasses and contacts since the sixth grade and every year I went to the eye doctor, my parents were told my eyes were getting worse and I needed stronger lenses. I want to help my patients' vision from getting worse like mine did. I have been treating my son's myopia for over 3 years, and his eyes have not gotten worse during that time. I want to offer this same treatment to my patients.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Broadhead

    OD

    Progressive Eye Care

    Dr. Broadhead received his Doctor of Optometry Degree, graduating “with distinction” from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1998. Dr. Broadhead founded Progressive Eye Care in 2005. Dr. Broadhead is a member of the Utah Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. Doctor Broadhead is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Broadhead and his wife, Melanie are the parents of eight children, five of whom are adopted and two who came via foster care. He and his wife enjoy travelling. Their favorite places to visit are his childhood home in Alberta, Canada, Mexico and Peru, where Melanie lived as a child. He and his associates, Dr. Michael Chism and Dr. Nadia Roshan, provide state-of-the art care for children and adolescents with myopia.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    So many parents feel helpless when they see their child's eyes get worse every year. We are elated to partner with children and their parents to take ACTIVE STEPS to prevent myopia from getting worse and reduce the risk of future eye disease.

  • Dr. Joseph Hegyi

    Doctor

    O'Fallon Family Eyecare

    Meet Dr. Hegyi I’ve needed glasses and contact lenses since I was eight years old. During childhood my vision worsened every year so I went to the eye doctor regularly. Every time I left my optometrist’s office I would see great, but the exam part wasn’t the funnest experience for a kid (or even an adult). So I became an optometrist to not only help people see better, but also to create an eye care practice that patients would love to visit. No white coats, no air puffs, no dilation drops. A place where we take your eye care seriously, but not ourselves. A place to laugh, have fun, and be family. I look forward to serving you and your family.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Joseph DiGiorgio

    Optometrist

    Vision Source--Orland Park

    Dr. DiGiorgio is a certified optometrist credentialed in therapeutic eye disease treatment. He has been a member of the Orland community for over 30 years and resides in Orland with his family. He has served as president of the Chicago South Suburban Optometric Society and as a director for the Executive Council of the Illinois Optometric Association in Springfield. He has also served as a clinical examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and as a preceptor for advanced 4th yr interns from the Eye Institute of the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. DiGiorgio is highly experienced in designing medically necessary contact lenses, like prosthetic scleral contact lenses, for conditions including Keratoconus. He has had a special focus on Ortho-K lenses and it's development into today's myopia management. He has also enjoyed serving his community as a director of the Orland Park Chamber of Commerce and as past secretary for the Orland Park Kiwanis Club. He is an accomplished skier and enjoys skiing with his family.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Working to help young children to preserve their vision and avoid become highly nearsighted has always been our mission. We treat our patients like family.

  • Dr. Kandi Moller

    Optometrist

    Eye Candy Optical

    I got my first pair of glasses at the age of 11, and grew up to become very nearsighted, so I know firsthand the trials the kids are going through. I want their teen years to not be filled with self-esteem issues from glasses or with fears of becoming "blind," they have enough in life to deal with. I work very hard to help children manage their myopia.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Managing myopia in children is very important today due to the potential risk of serious eye diseases later in life. There is an added benefit of not having to worry about glasses or contacts when using Ortho-K lenses.

  • Dr. Kyle Jones

    doctor

    Georgia eye center

    Dr. Kyle Jones is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He has an undergraduate degree (BS) in food science and nutrition. He finds particular gratification caring for people with keratoconus, irregular corneas, poor outcomes from refractive surgery. Dr Jones has been fitting patients in orthokeratology lenses for twenty years. In his leisure time he enjoys traveling with his family. He is a member of the Orthokeratology Academy of America.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Lawrence Wang

    OD

    Centennial Family Eyecare

    Dr Lawrence Wang grew up myopic and is passionate about keeping childrens eyes from worsening. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley (Molecular Cell Biology) and received his Soctorate of Optometry from The Ohio State Unifersity College of Optometry.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    To protect kid’s eyes from worsening in our digital era.

  • Dr. Lisa Park

    Optometrist/Myopia Management Specialist

    Focal Point Eyecare

    Dr. Park has been practicing in the Carrollton/Lewisville are for seven years

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Myopia management is of personal interest to me. I have a very high prescription and a large number of my family members also have a very high prescription. My personal mission is to try to prevent any other children from being as depending on contact lenses and glasses as I am.

  • Dr. Lorraine Labiento Smith

    OD

    Sudbury Eye Care

    Dr. Lorraine Labiento Smith is the founder and owner of Sudbury Eye Care, a leading primary care optometry office in Metrowest Boston. Her practice specializes in primary care optometry for children and adults, contact lenses, myopia control, and Orthokeratology. Dr. Labiento Smith is a former staff optometrist at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has more than 25 years' experience working in leading primary and tertiary care practices in Massachusetts and New York.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I am so excited to offer Myopia Control in my practice. Being able to give children the opportunity to maintain their eye health and dramatically reduce the progression of their near-sightness is life changing. Being near-sighted, I was never offered this opportunity. As an Optometrist working with children, I feel that medical science has offered a gift that I am obligated to share with all of my patients.

  • Dr. Matt Esperon

    Optometrist/Owner

    Focus Eye Care, P.C.

    I grew up in Los Angeles, CA and attended college at the University of California San Diego with a degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. I worked for a few different optometrists in the area, and found a love and a respect for the profession of optometry. I really enjoyed helping people and felt proud to have a small role in helping them to improve their lives by improving their vision. I then attended the State University of New York College of Optometry, and graduated with my Doctorate of Optometry in 2003. I was supported in school by the US Navy through the Health Scholarship Collegiate Program, and served as a lieutenant in the Navy in San Diego until 2006. I was fortunate to work with many different Navy institutions including the Balboa Naval Hospital, 32nd St. Naval Station, North Island Naval Air Station, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, and the Naval Training Center where I completed a fellowship in Laser Refractive Surgery. After I completed my commitment to the Navy, I moved to New Jersey to join in a practice with Dr. Paul Berman. Dr. Berman and I met when I volunteered with him to work the the New Jersey Devils, and with Special Olympics Opening Eyes. I became the owner of Focus Eye Care, P.C., and we continue to be the official optometrists for the New Jersey Devils. We are a primary care optometry practice focusing on eyecare for all ages, ocular disease, and specialty optical and contact lenses. I recently began to attend school again to earn a master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Myopia has always been thought of something the is inevitable, and that increasingly high glasses are a fact of life for those of us who are unlucky enough to be born with it. Now that the science shows that if we catch it early enough and treat it properly, we can drastically slow down, or even eliminate the progression to worse and worse vision. The fact that kids have to spend so much more time on small screens for school and for work, let alone leisure time, makes the potential problem significantly worse. I grew up with myopia. I started with glasses in 3rd grade, and my vision got worse and worse until I relied on my glasses or contacts 100% of the time. As a parent of three young kids who may grow up with the same problem, I realize the importance of treating myopia as soon as I am able to.

  • Dr. MINH TA

    OD

    SPECS APPEAL

    Just a city boy, Born and raised in....j/k, lol. Beyond eyes, he has a strong passion for things technology-related. He is a Tesla enthusiast and enjoys family time, tennis, and pickle ball!

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Doing my part to help control the myopia epidemic to provide more opportunities & a brighter future for our youths! I love being at the forefront and practicing state-of-the-art eyecare to help my patients.

  • Dr. Oanh Kha

    Optometrist

    EYE CITY OPTOMETRY

    Dr. Kha got her doctorate's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been in practice for 18 years and has special certification in Corneal Refractive Therapy, newly FDA-approved MiSight lenses for Myopia Control, Zenlens Scleral Lenses by Bausch & Lomb, and other specialty contact lenses. She has two teenage daughters who wear Ortho K and Misight lenses as well.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    As a high myope myself, I can very much relate to my patients. I want to help as many kids as I can to slow down the progression of myopia. What we do now will affect their lives forever.

  • Dr. Lori Feezor-Ribble

    Optometrist

    Pearle Vision 8142

    Dr. Feezor-Ribble has practiced general optometry for over 25 years. She is excited to be practicing in the Jacksonville community, where she has spent over 20 years. Dr. Feezor-Ribble earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Missouri - St. Louis College of Optometry. Her undergraduate work was completed at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana where she earned her Bachelor of Science in biology.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Being very near-sighted myself, I understand the struggles of everyday myopia. As such, Myopia Management has become a passion of mine. I LOVE the idea of being able to help reduce the overall near-sightedness of my patient(s) and/or reduce the future risks of glaucoma, retinal detachment, and other myopia-related ocular diseases. I just wish this had been an option for me as a child.

  • Dr. Theodore Sees

    Dr

    Rockford Family Eyecare

    Dr. Theodore Sees grew up on a large farm in rural South Dakota. He obtained his bachelors in Science of Information Systems at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. He then graduated professional school at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Dr. Carrie Wright-Sees grew up in Jackson, Michigan, but having family in Rockford and Grand Rapids has made it like a second home to her. After finishing her bachelors in Arts as a biology major at Spring Arbor University near Jackson, she then furthered her education at Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. After graduating in the spring of 2007 and getting married that summer, Dr Carrie and Dr. Ted moved to Washington DC where they each practiced in the Maryland/Virginia/District of Colombia area. After six years away from family, they decided to open their own optometry practice in Rockford.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Clinical and financial independence from insurance companies but mostly because I freaking love do it. I love knowing that I am creating a difference by fixing a problem (or as close I possibly can) and not just watching the problem get worse.

  • Dr. Sandip Chander

    Clinical Director

    Primary Eye Care Associates

    I became fascinated with vision as a young child. My sister needed eyeglasses at a very young age. Her first pair of glasses made such a wonderful impact on her life, I knew that I wanted to help others the way my sister was helped with our most precious gift...our eye health and vision. I concentrated on spending many years in advanced training, including several externships in specialized areas of medical and visual eye health. Even now as an optometrist, I spend over the required amount of time learning new advancements in our profession. It is a passion of mine. Myopia (nearsightedness) management is mandatory. This disease, is too often corrected with a 'bandage' of simply increasing one's diopter power to thicker and thicker eyeglasses. Allowing a patient with diabetes to steadily have increased sugar levels and simply adjusting drugs and insulin is not current or accepted medical treatment; nor should increasing one's diopter prescription to thicker glasses leading to blinding disorders such as cataracts glaucoma and retina detachment be accepted. I'm proud to be a specialist in myopia management with like colleagues who share the same passion to fight the battle of myopia (nearsightedness) diseases. It's more than blurred vision, and we as doctors can stop blindness from occurring.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Sara Winkler

    Optometrist

    May Vision Center

    Dr. Winkler joined May Vision Center July 2018 after several years of practicing corporate optometry in the Madison and Janesville areas. She has a Degree in Human Biology from UW-Green Bay and earned her doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, graduating with honors. Dr. Winkler is a TPA certified optometrist and a member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and Waunakee Lions Club. She participates in Vision USA, the InfantSEE program and Special Olympics Opening Eyes. She is certified in Myopia Management, including Orthokeratology, dual axis soft contact lenses and atropine treatment. She also fits specialty scleral contact lenses. In her spare time, she plays volleyball and enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Myopia management is near and dear to my heart. I got my first pair of nearsighted (myopic) glasses in second grade and couldn't believe what I was missing! Unfortunately myopia control wasn't available when I was young and I have since progressed to a very high prescription. As a result I developed a retinal tear that required emergency surgery. Fortunately my vision was saved but the risk for a repeat occurrence is high. Slowing my myopia with myopia control treatment would have reduced my risk for ocular disease significantly. This will help young patients now and in the future, my children included.

  • Dr. Sarah Ito

    Board Certified Optometrist | American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control

    Ocean Park Optometry

    Dr. Sarah Ito at Ocean Park Optometry is skilled at providing myopia management services. She and the team employ all the available methods, such as orthokeratology, soft multifocal lenses, and atropine drops. They are early adopters to incorporate new technologies as they develop. They utilize all the latest and best instruments to provide care, such as the Aladdin biometer which tracks the growth of the eye to monitor the effectiveness of treatment. They are focused on precision as well as ongoing safety. They treat each child with care and pay attention to the whole person, not just the eyes. With years of experience, a team of caring professionals, and a track record of success, they are eager to help your child to have the best vision and experience possible. For more information, please visit opoptometry.com. Thank you!

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    At Ocean Park Optometry, we are your expert team at the forefront of the eye care profession. With compassion and respect, we strive to positively and profoundly impact every person we serve. We earn our reputation of excellence through the highest standards and integrity. We believe our patients deserve the very best. We live our mission everyday and we make decisions for our patients the same way we do for our closest family and friends.

  • Dr. Seth Salley

    Owner/Optometrist

    Clearview Family Eyecare

    Dr. Salley was born here in Memphis and grew up all over the country. He spent all his summers with family in nearby Sardis, Mississippi, leading him to love this part of the world. He attended Harding University in Searcy Arkansas studying computer science, then the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He completed an Ocular Disease residency at Southern Eye Associates in Memphis and stayed on there as a Consultative Optometrist until beginning another dream by starting Clearview Family Eyecare in Memphis. When he’s not at work he’s at home with his lovely wife, Cassandra and adorable sons, Elliott and Oliver.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. SHAUN GOLEMBA

    Owner Optometrist

    Valley Vision Optometry

    While at swimming lessons at age 10, Dr. Golemba’s mother wondered why he wasn’t waving back at her from the pool. It turned out he couldn’t see her, so she took him for an eye exam where he was diagnosed with myopia (near-sightedness). Year after year, his curiosity about the profession grew with each visit to the Optometrist. So too, did the length of his eyeballs and the thickness of his glasses. Years later, he obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. He had always wondered whether something could have been done to reduce his myopia. His curiosity around myopia research led him to Washington, DC in 2019 to attend a large myopia conference which was followed by several courses through the Brien Holden Foundation to bring myopia management to Port Alberni. In 2020, Dr. Golemba was awarded by the BCDO the prestigious award of Optometrist of the Year. Separate from clinical duties, Dr. Golemba has also been a guest speaker at several conferences both in Canada and abroad. When not at work, Dr. Golemba enjoys Playing Hockey, Snowboarding, Dirt Biking, and spending time with his wife, Shannon, their children, Aiden and Sejal, and their pug dogs, Rosie and Sophee.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

  • Dr. Shefali Miglani

    Optometrist Myopia Management Specialist

    Monroe Eye Care

    Dr. Shefali Miglani is the Owner of Monroe Eye Care and Chief Medical Officer of Hoot Myopia Care. In her private practice of 13 years, she provides comprehensive eye care with a special focus on myopia management now having managed hundreds of patients with myopia.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I love helping kids become more confident after their myopia care program.

  • Dr. Steve Berry

    OD

    Albuquerque Vision Care

    New Mexican raised, Dr. Berry grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from Eldorado High School. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine, then moved to Chicago and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry with a Doctor of Optometry and a Bachelor of Visual Sciences. After this training, Dr. Berry returned home to serve his home state. Dr. Berry tries to lead an active lifestyle and incorporates these experiences in his Optometric Practice at Albuquerque Vision Care. He emphasizes finding the best solutions to each patient’s individual needs and desires. Medical eye care and its relationship with overall health are passions in his practice.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Nearsightedness (Myopia) is likely the first concept covered in clinical training in Optometry school, as a majority of the students have the diagnosis. Myopia has increased dramatically world wide over the two decades since I graduated, and it is accelerating; impacting over 90% of school aged children in many Asian countries. The US is not far behind. Until relatively recently, the only treatments available were stronger glasses or contact lenses. I experienced this decline in my own youth as I needed more correction every year just to maintain the same vision. Today, this seemingly inevitable erosion can be slowed significantly and even halted in some cases. We can now offer the possibility to our children that their vision does not need to degrade year over year. Modern Myopia Management can be what we have not had until now, the hope for our children to have a better outcome than we did.

  • Dr. Steven Sheiner

    Optometrist

    Total Family Eyecare

    Dr. Steven Sheiner is a board certified Optometric Physician and has been practicing in Boca Raton since 1998. He received his Doctorate in Optometry with Honors from Nova Southeastern University in 1997, and completed an internship at the world renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He specializes in comprehensive eye care, including vision correction, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, and surgical co-management. He is a skilled contact lens practitioner specializing in hard to fit contact lenses, including contacts for astigmatism, as well as multi-focal contact lenses. Dr. Sheiner is one of only a handful of doctors locally certified and experienced in Myopia Management. Dr. Sheiner is married and resides in Boca Raton with his wife and 2 sons.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    In this era of technology, kids spend hours every day staring at devices, and myopia is accelerating quickly. If left unchecked, when these kids become adults, serious eye problems can develop. I’m excited to offer kids a solution to slow down the progression of their myopia and protect their eyes in the future.

  • Dr. Susan Jong

    OD, FCOVD

    Advanced Eye Center

    Dr. Jong received her doctorate degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 1979 where a strong interest in vision therapy developed. At the same time, she started expanding her knowledge about the new field of orthokeratology. With the improved ortho-k designs, Dr. Jong started wearing ortho-k lenses in 1997 and still enjoys the freedom of only having to wear lenses at night. Because of Dr. Jong's passion for helping patients, exclusive assessments and therapy programs are continually implemented which draw patients from all of Louisiana plus the surrounding states. During her spare time, Dr. Jong enjoys reading, traveling and abiding by the motto of "learn something new every single day". She and her husband, David Pate, are the parents of four fantastic daughters who make life interesting and fun!

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Myopia management is the perfect adjunct to our vision therapy specialty with the same goal - helping kids function better through vision improvement. Love being able to tell parents there is a better solution to their child's progressing myopia instead of just stronger glasses or contact lenses. This was completely opposite of my personal experience. My myopia started in 4th grade and worsened every 6-8 months which meant stronger and thicker glasses each time. Now with myopia management, children with progressive myopia no longer have to settle for the "old way" of just increasing their prescription glasses/contact lenses.

  • Dr. Todd Cohan

    Optometrist/President

    Forsight Vision, LTD

    Todd Cohan, O.D. is a graduate of Indiana University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in visual science and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometrists (ICO) and was the sole recipient of ICO’s College of Optometrists in Vision Development Award for excellence in vision therapy and pediatrics. He achieved Clinical Honors in all of his optometric rotations during his externship year of optometry school. He practices full scope optometry, providing treatment and management of ocular diseases, corneal refractive therapy, and contact lenses and vision therapy. Dr. Cohan continues to be on the forefront of technology to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive care for his patients for the treatment and management of all types of ocular disease. Maintaining his strong commitment to vision development, Dr. Cohan continues to specialize in pediatric vision care programs, including particular expertise in vision therapy and the diagnosis and treatment of learning related vision problems. He also specializes in hard-to-fit contact lenses as well as extensive expertise fitting bifocal contact lens patients. Dr. Cohan lectures frequently on contact lenses to other optometrists for Alcon Vision Care as well as being a pre-clinical evaluator for newly developed contact lenses before they are launched nationally. He also serves as an optometric medical billing consultant helping fellow optometrists institute the medical model of optometry to their practices.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    We have always been a very proactive practice in terms of doing our best to maintain our patients eye health before the small issues can manifest into larger issues. Whether it's using our advanced technology to catch early signs of eye/systemic disease before they become more problematic or slowing down our patients myopia to prevent visual disabling conditions that could have been prevented like retinal degeneration/glaucoma/macular degeneration we always provide the latest treatment options available for our patients.

  • Dr. Victor Vuong

    Optometrist

    Optique Vision

    Dr. Victor Vuong is a NECO graduate who has been practicing in the Albany area for 5 years. He enjoys boardgames and can often be seen at the movies.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    Our primary goal in myopia management is improving long-term health for children whose myopia is worsening and putting them at higher risks for retinal holes, tears, and detachments.

  • Dr. Robert Nicacio

    Optometrist

    Camas Vision Centre

    I grew up in a large family in Richland, Washington. I love doing anything I can with my family, preferrable outdoors. I have my lovely bride of 32 years, and 3 grown children. I have been blessed with 2 lovely grandchildren. I went to Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington for undergraduate studies and to Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. for my graduate/doctorate studies. I have had the pleasure of loving what I do for a "job" for over 30 years, helping people see-one person at a time.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

    I want my patients to have the best possible vision. I know that increasing myopia is almost always a one-way road leading to worsening vision, and increased risk of loss of vision. I want to help people keep what they have (vision) before it gets worse. I want parents to know all their options so they can make the best decision for their children's well-being. I want to know that I did the best I could do to take care of my younger patients-as if they were my kids.

  • Dr. Winter Chan

    Optometrist

    In2Eyes Optometry

    Winter completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at The University of Melbourne and is therapeutically endorsed to prescribe medication to treat a range of eye diseases. During his training, he attended an externship at The University of Waterloo in Canada, as well as clinical placements in rural and metro Victoria. Winter is our Senior optometrist having been with us for over 5 years. Having needed to wear glasses growing up, he has an interest in myopia control treatments such as orthokeratology. He is also passionate about the management and treatment of dry eye disease with the latest technologies including Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Lipiflow. Apart from his breadth of knowledge in optometry, he is loved by his co-workers for being a great team player. Outside of optometry, Winter is an avid badminton player and skier. He loves dogs and enjoys hanging out with his maltipom, Hunter. Besides English, Winter can conduct consultations in Cantonese and conversational Mandarin.

    WHY I PRACTICE MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

Hoot’s Medical Leadership

Hoot's mission is to reimagine myopia management from the ground up. Everything we do
is driven by using technology to give a great parent and patient experience.

Dr. Shefali Miglani Chief Medical Officer

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Shefali Miglani is an Optometrist serving patients in private practice for 20 years who specializes in children with early onset of myopia between the ages of 6-18 where she helps manage their myopia. Since specializing, Dr. Miglani has served hundreds of patients in myopia management.

EXPERIENCE

  • Chief Medical Officer, Hoot Myopia Care
  • Founder and Owner of Monroe Eye Care
  • Myopia Management specialist in kids

EDUCATION

  • SUNY College of Optometry O.D.
    with Honors
  • Rutgers College B.S. in Chemistry & Psychology
    with Honors

Wait Less, See Your Eye Doctor More

Quality Time With Your Eye Doctor

Understanding myopia (nearsightedness) in your child can be difficult. We spend quality time with you in the office and through digital experience so that all your questions are answered.

Work Together

We believe in shared decision making; what you say matters to us. Our doctors are here to guide you and not lecture you to help you choose the right path for you and your child.

Collaborate and Create Plan

At the end of your consultation visit, you will have a personalized plan based on your goals you discuss with your doctor. This may include behavioral coaching to help reduce screen time and increase outdoor play.

I didn't want to get her new glasses every year. I knew something was not right. So I sought out an eye doctor who specializes in myopia and found our amazing Doctor. She helped answer all our questions and my husband and I are committed to helping our daughter spend more time outside and she loves her Ortho-K lenses and being able to go swim and do the things a teenager should be able to do. Thank you Dr. Miglani!

Dr. Vanitha Yadalla

MD Mom of 14 year old in the myopia care program

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advice and instruction with you and your child. From showing you and your child how to insert Ortho-K Lenses to
answering questions about cleaning solutions, we use our experience and knowledge to create content that it is
useful to you and your doctor.

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