Katie D. Fisher, OD is the owner of Sunflower Vision Development Center.
In May 2012, she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL, the oldest continually operating college of optometry in the United States. She graduated with honors via membership in the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honorary Society and was awarded the Vision Service Plan Excellence in Primary Care Scholarship. In June 2013, upon successful completion of the fully accredited, 12-month, post-doctoral, private practice optometric residency program at Child and Family Eyecare/Wichita Vision Development Center in Wichita, KS, she received her Certificate of Residency in Pediatric Optometry/Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation from the affiliated Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.
Patrick J. Pirotte, OD, FCOVD, DABO, a highly respected expert in the area of Pediatric Optometry, Vision Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation, served as Dr. Fisher’s Residency Supervisor and continues to serve as her mentor. In addition to providing primary care to thousands of patients of all ages (infancy-geriatric), managing office and home-based Vision Therapy programs for hundreds of patients (as well as providing pre- and post-surgical co-management with ophthalmologists) during her residency year, she served as a credentialed staff doctor at two large rehabilitation hospitals where she provided hospital-based, neuro-optometric Vision Rehabilitation consultations for hundreds of patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries, strokes or neurological disorders. She then worked alongside physical, occupational and speech therapists to recommend therapy activities that improve vision problems. She also learned about the business and management aspects of a specialty optometric private practice during her residency year.
Dr. Fisher is a licensed optometrist in the states of Kansas and Missouri. She is an active member of the Kansas Optometric Association (KOA), the American Optometric Association (AOA), InfantSEE® managed by Optometry Cares® – the AOA Foundation, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) and Optometrists Network. By completing an accredited, post-doctoral, optometric residency program, she is currently eligible to become a Fellow of COVD as well as a board certified optometrist, also known as a Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry (ABO), with an emphasis in Pediatrics/Binocular Vision/Vision Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation/Low Vision/Neuro-Ophthalmic Rehabilitation. These advanced credentials will demonstrate that her knowledge, skills and experience exceed entry-level requirements and that she maintains the education and training needed to best serve her patients.