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We love helping our patients enjoy the beauty of life by improving their vision. At our vision therapy centre we treat a variety of vision problems through retraining the eyes with special exercises and activities, these patients leave our program with dramatic vision improvement, heightened school performance, and positive self esteem.
What is vision therapy?
While eyeglasses and contact lenses are effective treatments for refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia, there are other vision conditions which corrective lenses cannot fix.
Vision therapy, often referred to as “physical therapy for the eyes and brain,” is a treatment program that consists of a series of “eye exercises” or activities that are prescribed and monitored by a trained optometrist, and are used to retrain the visual system to function more efficiently. The therapy program is customized towards the visual needs of each patient, and is adjusted throughout the process to encourage further visual improvements. The human brain is remarkable in its ability to adapt to new information with remarkable speed and success. This is known as neuroplasticity, and is the guiding concept behind vision therapy’s success.
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Who can benefit from vision therapy?
Healthy people with good visual acuity can still suffer from vision problems that affect their quality of life. Vision therapy has shown to be an effective method of treatment for patients of all ages and for many conditions that affect the visual system, including but not limited to:
- Oculomotor dysfunction (eye movement disorders)
- Accommodative disorders (eye focusing disorders)
- Non-strabismic binocular disorders (eye teaming disorders)
- Strabismus (crossed eyes)
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Visual sequelae of acquired brain injury (stroke or concussion)
- Visual information processing disorders
These vision problems are treatable, and are often overlooked at visual screenings. At Sheridan Optometric Centre, we help people overcome these challenges by addressing the underlying vision problem.
Our Vision Therapy Doctor
Clea is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with her B.S. in Biology. Clea will guide you through your exam pretesting from beginning to end with confidence and care. She specializes in assisting our doctors with important retinal imaging such as the Optos and OCT. With Clea's relaxing and friendly personality, she ensures patients receive the best care. Clea is studying for her paraoptometric certification to expand her knowledge and is exploring graduate school options.
Rachel started with TrueVision in 2019. She is a newlywed and is currently earning a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. She is one of our friendly faces at the front desk and she would be happy to assist you with scheduling an appointment and checking the coverage of your vision insurance!
Jordan will help you through your eye exams here at TrueVision! She guides you through our optomap imaging with confidence and is excellent at all pre-testing. Not only will Jordan explain all testing before it is done but she will do it with a smile! Jordan makes all patients feel welcomed and comfortable while they are here. She is also studying to obtain her ophthalmic technician certification. You can reach Jordan with any questions at email@example.com
As a Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO) in the state of Georgia with over 20 years of optical management experience, Terence brings a vast knowledge to our team. Terence maintains a constant high expectation work atmosphere to provide outstanding, professional customer service. Together with his team, he strives to ensure the optical shop is always welcoming and inviting for all our patients. In his free time, Terence likes to cheer on the Atlanta Falcons and run local 5 and 10k races. Feel free to contact him with any questions, comments or concerns regarding our optical shop: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an ABO and NCLE certified optician with over 7 years’ experience, Katie is proficient in the optical field where she ensures our patients receive the highest quality eyewear. She enjoys getting to know her patients, so she can confidently fit them in the best eyewear for their lifestyle. She is currently studying to become a Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO) to expand her knowledge of Optometry. You can reach her by email: email@example.com
Dr. Julie Poteet received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia and her Doctor of Optometry degree from The New England College of Optometry.
Upon completion of her residency with the Brockton and West Rosbury VA Medical Centers in Massachusetts, she worked with one of
Harvard’s top ophthalmology professors in private practice in Peabody, Massachusetts.
After returning to GA, Dr. Poteet has worked in private practice in the Acworth area and completed a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.
Pediatric Vision care is also a passion of Dr. Poteet’s as she believes in the value of treating the whole child and removing any barriers that prevent them from achieving their fullest academic potential.
Dr. Poteet is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society.
Destiny leads our patients through their comprehensive eye health exam with expertise and a friendly smile. Destiny is currently studying for her certification as a paraoptometric Technician (CPOT) as well as working towards her Associate's of Nursing Degree at Georgia Northwestern.
Destiny is available to answer any contact lens questions you may have.
With many years of optometric experience, Jason is proficient in our optical lab where he ensures our patients receive the highest quality eyewear. He is an expert in fitting progressive lenses and is currently studying to become a Licensed Dispensing Optician(LDO) to expand his knowledge of Optometry.
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Elly’s friendly attitude, high energy, and organizational skills make her the perfect fit to lead our front desk team. Elly enjoys making sure each patient has their vision benefits authorized and ready for their visit. She assists our patients with checking in or finding an appointment that suit your scheduling needs.
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Natalie has been working in the optical business for more than eight years and takes exceptional pride in shaping lenses, selecting the perfect frame for patients, and retaining details about where and how our frames are made. Her experience has touched almost every aspect of the optical business which is why she loves learning a patient’s situation so she can provide the best solution.
Melissa’s energetic and outgoing personality makes her a great front desk team member. She has been with our office since 2015 and takes pride in assisting patients with scheduling as well as reviewing and authorizing their vision plan benefits. She works hard to provide excellent customer service and make every patient feel like family.
Julie’s friendly attitude, high level of customer service, and years of experience in the fashion industry make her the perfect fit for our optical shop. She enjoys getting to know her patients so she can confidently fit them in the best eyewear for their lifestyle. Julie is currently working on her certification for Opticianry (ABO) and continues to progress as a skilled optician. firstname.lastname@example.org
Brianna specializes in assisting our patients to maximize their vision plan benefits. By communicating with each vision plan, she ensures patients are receiving correct and appropriate benefits while maintaining accurate vision claim submissions. Please feel free to contact Brianna with any vision plan questions.
Barbara is our Marketing Director. She makes sure that you stay informed about TrueVision's eye health tips and services that are available online, while also keeping you posted about all of our special promotions, events, sales.
Stephanie is an honors graduate from Everest Institute with a degree in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. Stephanie over see’s the billing team to ensure maximum use of each patient’s health and vision plan. Her knowledge of insurance is unmatched in our profession! Please feel free to contact her with any insurance questions.
Tia specializes in assisting our patients maximize their vision plan benefits. By communicating with each vision plan, she ensures patients are receiving correct and appropriate benefits, while maintaining accurate vision claim submissions. Please feel free to contact Tia with any vision plan questions.
Elly is our Exceptional Front Desk Coordinator. Her friendly attitude, high energy, and organizational skills make her the perfect fit to greet all of our patients. She will be happy to assist you in scheduling appointments and verifying your vision plan. Please feel free to call or email her with any questions for our office.
As team leader, Rayana exemplifies what it means to be an ophthalmic technician. Rayana has been a part of our team for over two years during which time she has acquired her certification as Paraoptometric Technician along with her B.A. in Biology. She leads her team with the highest enthusiasm and regard for the optometric field. She enjoys working alongside Dr.Draper in our new Dry Eye Clinic and is working towards her Doctor of Optometry. Please feel free to email her with any medical or eye health questions you may have.
Jessica is our seasonal team member. She has been with our practice since 2006 and has worn many hats (and glasses) in our office! She is currently studying at Southern College of Optometry for her doctorate of Optometry. We are very excited for her!
Gina has been with our team for over three years and is currently studying for her certification in Opticianry (ABO). Her love of high fashion eyewear and exceptional customer service makes her the perfect fit to lead our optical team! As Optical Floor Manager, Gina keeps our office up to date with the latest in eyewear fashion and technology. Together with her team, she strives to ensure the optical shop is always welcoming and inviting for all our patients. Feel free to stop by anytime to shop, chat, and have a cup of joe with Gina. You can also reach her by email: email@example.com
With a B.A. in English, Certification in Office Management, and over fifteen years of experience in the optometric field, Laura brings vast quantity of knowledge to our practice. She has been with our team for over eight years and is witness to our incredible growth. Her team has grown from few to many and to her delight, continues to do so. With a positive outlook for the future, she is excited for our new office and the staple it will become within the community. Laura is truly committed to providing the best experience to all of our patients. Please feel free to email her with any cares or concerns.
Dr. Shara Draper received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University.
After completing her interships in primary care at Quantico Air Force Base in Virginia and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pensacola Florida, she began practicing in Atlanta, GA.
She is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association.
Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Dr. John Valle received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Michigan State University and his Doctor of Optometry from New England College of Optometry.
He has acquired extensive clinical experience in treatment and management of ocular disease during his internship and residency at Omni Eye Services in Atlanta.
During his residency, he took an active role in educating young eye doctors as an adjunct faculty member of ten Optometry colleges.
He was selected as the Area Optometrist for Georgia and Alabama where he served as the Director of Clinics and was selected Optometrist of the Year by his colleagues.
He has worked alongside a local Atlanta refractive surgeon where he evaluated and treated patients for LASIK and PRK.
Dr. Valle has published his research on Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and has served on panels for contact lens research and development.
Dr. Brian Mays received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University.
After serving specialized clinics in Low Vision and Primary Health Care in Indianapolis, Dr. Mays completed his residency in Ocular Disease at Omni Eye Services in Atlanta.
While at Omni, Dr. Mays served as chief resident over 25 interns from optometry colleges across the nation. He is certified in therapeutic treatment of ocular infections and disease, including glaucoma.
He has served on several research panels investigating new visual field testing and contact lens materials. His research on a rare form of cataract and its detection was featured at SECO.
He is the recipient of Ciba Vision's Innovation in Contact Lens and Patient Care Award.
He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optemetric Association.
How can I enroll in vision therapy?
A comprehensive eye examination is required to determine if vision therapy is an appropriate treatment option for you and your condition. Contact our office to book an appointment and learn more about vision therapy.
How long can treatment take with vision therapy?
Effective therapy requires visual skills to be developed until they are integrated with other systems and become automatic, enabling patients to achieve their full potential. The length of treatment varies between patients depending on the complexity of their condition and the specific needs of the patient. This may take as little as 10 sessions, or it may take longer.
Success with vision therapy
Vision therapy results can vary depending on each condition and circumstance. Successful vision therapy requires active engagement from the prescribing doctor, vision therapist, patient, and parents of any children enrolled in the program. With time, consistency, and hard work, patients can experience significant improvements in symptoms and efficiency in school or work-related tasks. Many school-aged patients often report increased reading speed, reading comprehension, and performance in school overall.