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As a public service, OWNS offers a list of practitioners who are members. We aim to assist patients in finding healthcare professionals knowledgeable in the concepts and approaches of ocular wellness and nutrition.

Disclaimer: Ocular wellness and nutrition is a healthcare approach, not a separate profession. It is crucial for patients to understand that selecting a practitioner from this database does not replace a thorough investigation into the clinician’s professional qualifications, training, clinical experience, scope of practice, involvement in insurance systems, malpractice coverage, and other related criteria. Practitioners are solely responsible for the information in their profiles. OWNS is not liable for any inaccuracies, outdated, or missing information in individual practitioner profiles. We do not verify the education or credentials of those who attend our courses or purchase our materials; we do not rank practitioners; and we cannot advise on any specific clinician’s expertise or scope of practice. OWNS reserves the right to remove a practitioner from the Find A Doctor database for any reason. This database is intended for personal use only and may not be used for commercial purposes.

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California

Kathryn Waters

Kathryn Waters, O.D.

Kathryn Waters is a native of northern Wisconsin and graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. She moved to California for extensive training at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center and after fifteen years in the Bay Area, she has followed her heart to beautiful Montecito in Santa Barbara County. Dr. Waters offers a vast array of knowledge and proficiency in vision care for our community including ocular nutrition and contact lenses. Non-profit work has been a key component of her career, including two years of service as the first optometrist for the “See Well to Learn” program with Prevent Blindness Northern California. You will find “Kate” enjoying her free time cooking for her family, friends, and two German Shepherds. She is an outdoor enthusiast, avid reader, and is eager to share stories about these adventures with you.

Clinic Name: Dr. Kathryn Waters, O.D.

Address: 1187 Coast Village Road – Suite 1-203
City: Montecito
Zip Code: 93108

Phone:(530) 428-5579
Email: kw@kathrynwaters.net

Website: www. kathrynwaters.net

Hawaii

Jeff Anshel

Jeff Anshel

Dr. Jeffrey Anshel is a 1975 graduate from the Illinois College of Optometry. He has written numerous articles and nine books regarding nutritional influences on vision and computer vision concerns. Dr. Anshel is the principal of Corporate Vision Consulting, where he addresses nutrition and eye health, as well as digital eyestrain. He lectures internationally to ergonomic professionals and eyecare providers on vision health topics. Dr. Anshel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Founder and Past President of the Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society. He maintains a consulting business in Kapaa, Hawaii.

Clinic Name: Corporate Vision Consulting

Address: 4690 Pelehu Road
City: Kapaa
Zip Code: 96746

Phone:(760) 519-0024
Email: jeffanshel@gmail.com

Website: www.cvconsulting.com

Idaho

Dan Thieme

Dan Thieme

Dr. Thieme graduated from Brigham Young University in 1991 and completed optometry school at the University of California, Berkeley in 1994. He opened Meridian Family Eyecare in 1995, and moved the practice to the present location in 2009.

His whole-body approach to eye disease and systemic condions (diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, and auto-immune diseases) is a focus in his work.

Dr. Thieme enjoys all aspects of eye care including eye exams for glasses and contact lenses, along with eye health care for glaucoma, diabetic eye care, macular degeneration, and surgical care of cataract and LASIK patients.

Dr. Thieme lives in Meridian with his wife, Iris and their children. He loves boating, fishing, hiking and all outdoor activities.

Clinic Name: Meridian Family Eyecare

Address: 1648 NW 2nd Street
City: Meridian
Zip Code: 

Phone: (208) 888-2200

Email: info@meridianeyecare.com

Website: www.meridianeyecare.com

Illinois

Carrie Roitstein

Carrie Roitstein, O.D.

Dr. Carrie Roitstein has 30 years of experience in the Optometry industry. Previously the Managing Doctor for Spex, she is now a proud partner of Glimpse Vision as an independent Optometrist – working with the most talented and knowledgeable Opticians in both Hinsdale, IL and Chicago’s Gold Coast. As a board certified Personalized Nutrition Practitioner and Inegrative Health Coach, Dr. Carrie combines her expertise of medical wellness with the latest technology diagnosing and treating eye conditions. Additionally, she works with the newest options in specialty contact lenses, exclusive independent eyewear designers and prescription lenses in the industry. She is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and member of the American Nutrition Association.

Dr. Carrie strives to introduce her patients to safer and healthier eyecare products for the treatment and prevention of eye disease. She offers co-management services for LASIK, cataract surgery and other necessary and elective surgical intervention. She also specializes in treating Dry Eye Disease offering all natural and non-toxic products including supplements, lid treatments, lubricating drops and more. She also offers expertise in specialty contact lenses including custom multifocals, hybrid and scleral lenses for the treatment of corneal disease. She welcomes new patients of all ages.

In addition to providing her patients with premium eyecare, she loves to give back with eyecare mission trips to Mexico. She also bike rides 111 miles annually on the Owl Ride – supporting the local Jackson Chance Foundation.

Clinic Name: Glimpse Vision

Address: 12 E First Street
City: Hinsdale
Zip Code: 60521

Phone: (630) 325-2020

Email: hinsdale@glimpsevision.com

Website: www.glimpsevision.com

Ohio

Nancy Cozzi, O.D.

Nancy Cozzi, O.D.

Nancy Cozzi, O.D. has spent over 6 years engaging in independent research and educating herself on all aspects of alternate health care and integrative medicine and how that may apply to both her patients ocular health as well as the health of her patients as a whole. She gladly welcomes those who have had a lack of success with the traditional medical standard of care in treating and managing ocular and systemic disease and are looking for a new perspective. She prides herself in taking extra time with patients who need it and researching each individual as an independent case.

Clinic Name: Ellet Eyecare

Address: 512 Canton Rd
City: Akron
Zip Code: 44312

Phone: (314) 477-7278
Email: oicoptometry@gmail.com

Website: www.oicoptometry.com

Oregon

Amber Dunn

Amber Dunn, O.D.

Dr. Dunn graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2013 and then completed a residency at the Roseburg VA in Roseburg, Oregon specializing in geriatric care and ocular disease. After completing her residency, she opened Gatti Vision in Portland, Oregon. In addition, she became an assistant professor at Pacific University College of Optometry.


Dr. Dunn is passionate about preventative eye care as well as dry eye. She works hard to ensure she is staying up to date on her education to ensure patients get the best care possible.

Since the start of optometry school, Dr. Dunn has been highly active in organized optometry. As a student she represented her school on the AOSA Board of Trustees, and in her fourth year of school was elected the Vice President of all the optometry schools in North America. Since graduation she has served on several committees within the American Optometric Association and served five years on the board for the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association.

Dr. Dunn was awarded Young OD of the year for Oregon in 2018, she received the National American Optometric Association Media Advocacy Award in 2022 and the Social Media Award for Oregon in 2023.

Clinic Name: Gatti Vision

Address: 15405 SW 116th ave Unit 204
City: King City
Zip Code: 97224

Phone: (971) 371-3927
Email: amber.gatti@gmail.com

Website: www.gattivision.com

Mila Loussifova

Mila Ioussifova, OD, CNS, FAAO, FOWNS

Dr. Mila Ioussifova is the proud owner of South Waterfront Eye Care, a boutique-style private practice she founded in 2013 in Portland, OR. She is recognized for her expertise in advanced dry eye treatments, nutrition and wellness, and aesthetic services.

Dr. Ioussifova graduated with honors from the New England College of Optometry and completed a residency program in community health and ocular disease in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and a lecturer at the academy and other national meetings. Dr. Ioussifova is on the board of directors as the education chair for the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. She is also involved in state advocacy and leadership in the AAO Anterior Segment Section. She served as an adjunct clinical faculty member at the Pacific University College of Optometry and an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. She is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) accredited by the American Nutrition Association (ANA) and a fellow of the Ocular Nutrition and Wellness Society (OWNS).

Clinic Name: South Waterfront Eye Care, INC

Address: 3615 SW RIVER PKWY
City: Portland
Zip Code: 97239

Phone: (971) 229-08207
Email: Dr.Mila@swec.us

Website: www.Southwaterfronteyecare.com

New Hampshire

DOROTHY HITCHMOTH

Dorothy Hitchmoth, OD, FAAO, ABCMO, ABO Dipl.

Dr. Hitchmoth is an award-winning doctor who has 28 years of broad experience in healthcare as a physician and executive. See her website for her full biography.

Clinic Name: Dr. Dorothy L. Hitchmoth, PLLC

Address: 255 Newport Road, PO Box 302
City: New London
Zip Code: 03257

Phone: (603) 583-4211
Email: reception@hitchmotheyecare.com

Website: www.drdorothy.org

New Jersey

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Neda Gioia

Neda Gioia, OD, CNS®, FOWNS®, is the founder of Integrative Vision and the SEEHealth™ program. As a seasoned optometrist, Dr. Gioia has always been passionate about delivering exceptional eye and vision care. Upon learning more about the importance of whole-body health and the power of the body to heal itself through proper nutrition and lifestyle, she pursued further education and training in functional medicine and nutrition. Her goal is to enhance and transform the standard of care for eye and vision health within her practice and beyond.

Dr. Gioia earned an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and a doctorate in optometry at SUNY College of Optometry. She completed a certified nutrition specialist program (CNS®) through the University of Western States, a fellowship in the Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society, and the Functional Medicine Certification Program (IFMCP) through the Institute for Functional Medicine, which is the gold standard in functional medicine training.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Gioia is currently the President of the Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society (OWNS) with a global mission of creating more awareness of the role of functional medicine and nutrition in eye health.

Clinic Name: Integrative Vision

Address: 180 Avenue at the Common, Suite 6
City: Shrewsbury
Zip Code: 07702

Phone: (732) 389-2792
Email: info@integrativevision.com

Website: www.integativevision.com

Trinae Rosato, O.D.

Trinae Rosato, O.D.

I have been an optometrist for 24 years helping patients see their best and protecting their vision. I enjoy the natural approach and have learned the value of proper nutrient and supplements to help us live our best life. We can be proactive in our life to improve the quality and prevent disease. Our private office is known for customized service to meet the individuals needs.

Clinic Name: Rosato Family Eye Care

Address: 901 Third Avenue
City: Alpha
Zip Code: 08865

Phone: ( 908) 859-4433
Email: rosatofamilyeyecare@gmail.com

Website: www.rosatoeyecare.com

North Carolina

Paula Newsome

Paula Newsome

Dr. Newsome is a wellness buff and has been a member of OWNS since its inception. Fitness, eating right and daily prayer, meditation and laughter are the keys to managing the stressors of life. We have been integrating nutritional tips and lifestyle coaching as we pamper and protect our patient’s eyesight.

We are conveniently located in the heart of Charlotte with convenient parking and prompt and courteous service. If you want an integrative approach to your Eyecare needs, Advantage Vision is the place for YOU!

Clinic Name: Advantage Vision Center

Address: 1016 S Church St.
City: Charlotte
Zip Code: 28203-4002

Phone: (704) 375-3935
Email: info@advantagevisioncenter.com

Website: www.advantagevisioncenter.com

Washington

Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams, OD

Dr. Sharon Williams is a board certified optometrist with over three decades of experience in diagnosing and managing complex ocular conditions. She spent the majority of her career at Virginia Mason Franciscan Eye Care Associates and has recently transitioned to a small private eye care practice.

After graduating Magna Cum Lauda with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St John Fisher College in Rochester, NY she moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend the Ohio State University College of Optometry. Her quest to further her training and work in a multidisciplinary setting compelled her to complete an ocular disease residency at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. During her residency, she did rotations at the Cleveland Sight Center in the Low Vision Clinic, at Case Western Reserve College of Medicine Specialty Contact Lens Clinic and at Ocular Prosthetics Clinic. Curiosity and a lifelong passion for learning continues to push her to stay up to date on the latest advancements in traditional Western medicine and also to explore integrative wellness practices. In 2017, she completed a year-long program at the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy to become a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach (FM-CHC).

Dr Williams has annually received an award for “Patient Experience” from her previous health care organization, consistently ranking above the 96th percentile nationally. She has also been a past president of the Pierce County Optometry Society. Advocating for accessible healthcare, Dr Williams has shared her expertise both locally, and internationally. Through Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), she’s provided medical care, training, and optical product donations to underserved communities in Africa, Mexico, and Peru. She has also volunteered locally at two charity health clinics.

She is a proud mom of three young adults and you can often find her out in nature enjoying outdoor activities, gardening and traveling.

Clinic Name: Family EyeCare Associates

Address: 6314 19th St. W, STE 1
City: Fircrest
Zip Code: 98466

Phone:253-566-2020
Email: drsharonwilliams@gmail.com

Website: www.familyeyecare2020.net

Wyoming

Lynda Jones

I have always had a personal interest in nutrition and am excited to be a member of the Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society, a group of eye care practitioners aimed at optimal health and disease prevention of the body along with the eyes. I am a past president of the Wyoming Optometric Association.

Clinic Name: Torrington Vision Source

Address: 1418 East M St.
City: Torrington
Zip Code: 82240

Phone: (307) 532-4114
Email: torrington_visionsource@yahoo.com

Website: www.torringtonvisionsource.com

Canada

Bruce Lidkea

Bruce Lidkea, OD, FCCSO

Dr. Bruce Lidkea was born and raised in Fort Frances. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University in 1994.⁣ Dr. Lidkea’s training included a 4 month Ocular Disease rotation at the F.D.R. Veterans Administration Hospital in Montrose, New York and a 4 month Ocular Disease/Pediatric rotation at the White River Apache Reservation Public Health Service Hospital in White River, Arizona. Upon graduation He joined the practice of his father, Dr. R Lidkea as an associate. He became a partner in 1997.⁣

During the Summer of 2004, He was made Adjunct Faculty of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry by supervising 4th year externs during their Primary Care/Ocular Disease clinical rotations. Lidkea Optometry has since become a sought after rotation for students due to the quality of education provided. We are very proud of having over 30 ‘Lidkea Optometry Extern Alumni’ scattered across Canada and the US. ⁣

He has been President of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce (1998).⁣ He is a former assistant coach for the FFHS Muskie Boys soccer program. He is also very involved with Bagpiping. Dr. Lidkea has been a member of the Fort Frances Highlanders Pipes and Drums since 1996 and has been Pipe Major (musical director) from 2001 to present.
Dr. Bruce Lidkea held a seat on the boards of directors of The Ontario Association of Optometrists for 4 years. During this time he served as both the Education and the Advocacy Board Lead and was chairperson for the practice management initiative to develop a Staffing Manual template.⁣

Dr. Bruce Lidkea has had the privilege to lecture regionally, provincially and national on a variety of topics including practice management and the treatment and management of ocular disease.⁣

On July 8th, 2023 He was awarded his Fellowship with the Canadian College of Specialties in Optometry in the area of Neuro-rehabilitation.

Clinic Name: Lidkea Optometry

Address: 221 Scott St
City: Fort Frances
Province: Ontario
Zip Code: P9A 1G8

Phone: ( 807) 274-6655
Email: lidkea2020@hotmail.com

Website: www.lidkeaoptometry.com

Christina Schropp

Christina Schropp, O.D.

Dr. Christina Schropp earned her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo. She completed an externship in neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus at the Karl Ludwigs Universität Klinik in Freiburg, Germany and earned her Pharmaceutical Therapeutic Agents degree at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, USA. Very committed to the advancement of optometry since graduation, Dr. Christina Schropp was at the forefront of early laser refractive surgery co-management and always invested in the latest eyecare technologies and instrumentation to adjunct early diagnosis of eye disease and patient health management. Dr. Schropp has a keen interest in integrated eye care with wellness, pediatric eye care, complex contact lens care and dry eye management.

Along with enjoying private practice, she has served professionally as a National Board Assessor and clinical supervisor at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. She is a member of CAO, OAO, London Association of Optometrists, Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society and NORA.

Her 32 years in practice have allowed her to work in beautiful communities including Canada’s East Coast Halifax area, Whitby, Ontario, London’s Old South community as co-founder of Old South Optometry and now in her newest practice location of West 5 Optometry. She is excited to bring her enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in eye care to this new West 5 London community!

Dr. Schropp believes in the power of community. She served as a Whitby-Sunrise Rotarian, enjoyed lecturing for community groups on the importance of eye health care, and had the privilege to volunteer in eye care missions to underserved areas of the world. Her leisure time is spent travelling and enjoying beautiful nature when gardening and hiking Ontario provincial parks with her family and puppy, Mathilda.

Clinic Name: West 5 Optometry

Address: 1295 Riverbend Road Ste. 112
City: London
Province: Ontario
Zip Code: N6K 0G2

Phone: (519) 474-4900
Email: drschropp@west5o.com

Website: www.west5o.com

Daniel Walker, OD, FOWNS, FCOVD​

Daniel Walker, OD, FOWNS, FCOVD

Dr. Walker graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2012. After practicing in a variety of clinical settings shortly after graduation, he developed a passion for preventative and rehabilitative eye care. He pursued additional training in the areas of vision therapy, neuro-visual rehabilitation and ocular nutrition. He completed his fellowship with the Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society (OWNS) in 2021 and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) in 2023. These two areas of focus are complementary to his passion for protecting and maintaining optimal vision throughout life.

Dr. Walker works as a solo practitioner at Inspired Eyes Optometry, providing comprehensive primary eye care with a focus on preventing eye disease through nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. In addition, he practices with the team at Okanagan Vision Therapy, focusing on visual rehabilitation and binocular vision.

Clinic Name: Inspired Eyes Optometry

Address: 1560 Pandosy Street
City: Kelowna
Province: British Columbia
Zip Code: V1Y 1P4

Phone: (250) 862-5900
Email: reception@inspiredeyes.ca

Website: www.inspiredeyes.ca

United Kingdom

David Burghardt, IP Optometrist

David is the clinical lead at the multi award winning independent eye care practice, David Burghardt Vision Care in the village of Nettleham, near the historic cathedral city of England. For almost 40 years, David and his expert team have been dedicated to providing excellent patient care to the people of Lincolnshire and beyond.

David was in the first cohort of UK optometrist to earn independent prescribing rights and is a fellow of the British Contact Lens Association. As well as being a skilled contact lens practitioner, he has an interest in the cornea and anterior eye, dry eye, glaucoma and nutrition.

Clinic Name: David Burghardt Vision Care

Address: The Cottage, 1 Church Street
City: Nettleham
Zip Code: LN2 2PD

Phone:0044 754821
Email:  david@davidburghardt.co.uk

Website: www.davidburghardt.co.uk