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About Me

Dr. Amy Thomas

Teaching on TBIs

Background

Dr. Amy Thomas, O.D., FCOVD, is a Board Certified Optometrist experienced in vision development and rehabilitation, specializing in neurocognition. She was born in North Dakota, and she began to realize her own vision problems during her time at the Pacific University College of Optometry. She noticed that a lot of the patients that went through Vision Therapy read, studied, and interacted with the world just like her. This discovery prompted her to use Vision Therapy on herself to improve her skills. After optometry school, she worked in Heidelberg, Germany for the U.S. Army at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Following her time in Germany, Dr. Thomas moved to Tucson, Arizona to begin her own practice, Arizona Vision Therapy Center where she has been working for over 14 years. She is married and has three daughters.

Over 600 Hours of Post- Doctorate Education

Some of these courses include:

  • PAVE-Sanet Seminars (Powerful Vision Therapy)

  • Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association Seminars (Annual Seminars)

  • Mind-Eye Connection Certification

  • Dynamic Neuro-Muscular Stabilization

  • Clinical Applications of Eye Movements through the Carrick Institute

  • Developmental Reflex Integration Training

  • Syntonic Phototherapy Courses

  • Certification in the Sensory Learning Program

To push herself to read and learn even more about vision development, she underwent Board Certification through College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and became a Fellow in 2014.

To help herself become more comfortable with the rehabilitation side of vision therapy, she is now working on the Fellow for the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA).

Working With Soldiers and Brain Injuries

In Heidelberg, Germany, the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center received many soldiers and airmen with brain injuries from Iraq and Afghanistan before they were sent home. There, Dr. Thomas diagnosed and worked with vision problems caused by brain injuries.

White Coat Rack
Brain Illustration

Rewiring the Brain

Relax stressed areas of the brain, stimulate passive areas, and help make daily life more enjoyable--all

through the eyes.

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