Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Nadira Shadeed is a developmental optometrist who has chosen to work in the field of optometric vision therapy. Her professional background includes:
- 2013: Speaker at Georgia Optometry Association continuing education meeting on the topic of Latest Developments in Vision Therapy-“Dispelling The Myths About Vision Therapy.”
- 2011 to current: Appointed Georgia State Coordinator for the College of Optometrists in Vision Development
- 2011: Key speaker for local optometrist group on the topic of “A Review of Recent studies on Amblyopia and Binocular Treatment”
- 2009: current Volunteer at Special Olympics for vision screenings for the athletes
- 2009: Earned a Fellowship (FCOVD) in Vision Development and Vision Therapy through College of Optometrists in Vision Development
- 2006: Completed a Residency program in Pediatric Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry. The residency program provided advanced clinical experience in pediatric optometry, management of binocular vision disorders, and the developmental and behavioral aspects of vision care that aid in evaluating and treating patients in vision therapy.
- 2005: Graduated from the Southern College of Optometry
Dr. Joseph Rouw is a developmental optometrist who has chosen to work in the field of optometric vision therapy. Dr. Rouw’s professional background includes:
- A participating Optometrist for the InfantSEE program
- 2014: Earned a Fellowship (FCOVD) in Vision Development and Vision Therapy through College of Optometrists in Vision Development
- 2013: Given award for “Young Optometrist of the Year” in Georgia
- 2012 to current: Appointed Georgia Clinical Director for the Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes vision screening program
- 2012 to current: President of the Georgia Optometric Association 9th District
- 2008: Earned his Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry
- 2005: Completed a Residency program in Ocular Disease where he received extensive training in primary and pediatric eye care.
- 2004: Graduated from the Southern College of Optometry