Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation & Vision Therapy Director
Rita is an Optometric Vision Therapist, certified brain injury specialist, and a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She has 15 years of experience working with pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations in a variety of multidisciplinary settings.
Her research, clinical interests, and specialties include Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) diagnostic testing, neurological visual disorder diagnostics, neuro-optometric rehabilitation for concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI), vision therapy for binocular dysfunction, visual perceptual delays, visual-motor integration performance, sports vision training, and online vision training.
She is an advocate for brain injury, concussion prevention, and youth with autism and ADD/ADHD. She provides training at national meetings and local optometric and occupational education programs on VEP technology, TBI visual rehabilitation, and binocular vision disorders' impact on learning.
As part of the team at Visual System Center, she directs the Vision Therapy Program, teaching patients how to use neuro-muscular patterns of vision more effectively. In addition to providing therapy, she provides medical insurance support for patient care and manages our team of vision therapists.
Rita enjoys spending time with her children, camping and travel.