About our President.

     

Dr. Mary VanHoy graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry in 1971.  She served two years in the US Army as a military optometrist during the Vietnam era before opening a private full-scope optometric practice with her husband.  After thirty-five years, Dr. VanHoy sold this practice to specialize in a Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation practice called Eyes For Wellness in 2008 in Carmel, Indiana, a northern suburb of Indianapolis.

 Dr. VanHoy finds optometric syntonic phototherapy an invaluable clinical tool for all patients, from the autistic  spectrum disorders, acquired brain injured, to strabismics and amblyopes as well as learning challenged students.  She co-manages vision rehabilitation patients with optometric colleagues throughout Indiana and also collaborates with allied health care practitioners such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, nutritionists, and physicians.

 During Dr. VanHoy’s term as President of the College of Syntonic Optometry, her goals are the following:

1)      increase membership within our organization through grassroot relationships

2)      enhance and expand educational courses with our newly established “bricks and mortar” facility in Oswego, IL, a suburb of Chicago

3)      supply mentors for practitioners seeking Fellowship certification within the College

4)      establish webinars for practitioners to share clinical knowledge about the use of optometric syntonic phototherapy so that our international community of practitioners will have easy access to information on a timely basis

She hopes to “Grow Our CSO” by exceeding members’ expectations and give them true value for their dues, time, and support of the organization.

 






          
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