At the Pediatric Vision Development Center Optometric Vision Therapy is what we do:

1. The doctor performs therapy in order to provide the highest level of expertise.

2. The sessions are in a private setting to allow direct attention to each patient and to reduce distracting factors.

3. The parent(s)/guardian(s) are present during each session to allow the understanding of the purpose of each vision therapy technique which allows for a more effective vision therapy homework session.

Dr. Joe Rouw, OD, FAAO, FCOVD receives the “Young Optometrist of the Year” award for 2013 from the Georgia Optometric Association

Dr. Joe Rouw was awarded the “Young Optometrist of the Year” award for 2013 at the Fall Continuing Education conference hosted by the Georgia Optometric Association. The award is given to an optometrist in recognition of their special leadership, innovative thinking, executive and organizational skills, and their contributions to the practice of optometry as well as to the community and civic or other activities.

Click here to read more about Dr. Rouw.

Dr. Nadira Shadeed, OD, FCOVD featured by the Georgia Optometric Association

Dr. Tasman Continues His 50 In 50 With A Visit To Dr. Nadira Shadeed

Dr. Tasman continued his 50 in 50 with a visit to Dr. Nadira Shadeed, OD, FCOVD. Dr. Shadeed graduated from Southern College of Optometry and started the Pediatric Vision Development Center of Gwinnett in 2008. She decided to focus her practice on vision therapy but was not able to find an electronic health records software that met the needs of her vision therapy exclusive practice. That’s when Dr. Shadeed and her husband, Dr. Joe Rouw, decided to make their own. They teamed up a software development and created a company called Nu Squared. Nu Squared has now developed their software called Nu Squared VT EMR software. (

Nu Squared VT EMR software is designed for offices that perform vision therapy and allows them to perform and record vision therapy sessions and vision therapy testing. They have even developed an iPad app that allows offices to record their results during vision therapy sessions on an iPad. This has allowed Dr. Shadeed and Dr. Rouw to stay mobile during the vision therapy sessions while still going paperless.

Nu Squared debuted their Nu Squared VT EMR software in the fall of 2011 at the annual College of Optometrists in Vision Development meeting and they continue to see great interest from doctors and therapists.

Click here to read more about Dr. Shadeed.