As children, Dr. Katie Fisher and her brother completed Vision Therapy to correct vision problems not successfully treated with glasses alone; vision problems that had caused learning difficulties and behavior changes. Dr. Fisher’s childhood Vision Therapy experience inspired her to become passionate about children’s vision and learning, motivating her to pursue a career as a developmental and behavioral optometrist.
Dr. Fisher was born and raised by her music teacher mother and farmer/rancher father in Pratt, KS. She graduated from Pratt High School in 2003, then obtained her Bachelor of General Studies in Human Biology with a Concentration in Psychology from the University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence, KS, in May 2007. In May 2012, she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree, graduating with honors from the oldest continually operating college of optometry in the United States, the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in Chicago, IL. While at ICO, Dr. Fisher served as Secretary for ICO College of Optometrists in Vision Development Club and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honorary Society as well as the recipient of the Vision Service Plan Excellence in Primary Care Scholarship.
In June 2013, Dr. Fisher successfully completed the fully accredited, 12-month, post-doctoral, private practice optometric residency program at Child and Family Eyecare/Wichita Vision Development Center in Wichita, KS, and received her Certificate of Residency in Pediatric Optometry/Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation from the affiliated Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. During her residency year, she managed Vision Therapy programs for hundreds of patients, 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, and neurological disorders, then worked alongside physical, occupational, and speech therapists recommending therapy activities that improve vision problems.
Dr. Fisher is the owner of Sunflower Vision Development Center, which opened in April 2015.
Katie D. Fisher, OD, FCOVD is a developmental and behavioral optometrist, board certified in Vision Development and Vision Therapy and licensed in Kansas and Missouri. Dr. Fisher is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and an active member of Kansas Optometric Association (KOA), American Optometric Association (AOA), InfantSEE® managed by Optometry Cares® – the AOA Foundation, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), Optometrists Network and Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF). Dr. Fisher enjoys learning and takes pride in attending the most current education and training needed to best serve her patients of all ages.
In her free time, Dr. Fisher loves spending time with her husband, Jason, and their two four-legged sons, Opie and Fred. She also enjoys rooting for her beloved KU Jayhawks and visiting her family and friends.
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