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Our Vision Therapists AT Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas


Our exceptional eye care staff in Plano, Texas look forward to helping you and your family with all your eye care needs. We will help you select the most appropriate frames or contact lenses and will meticulously fit your new glasses to meet your needs. At Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision care.

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Meet Our Team in Plano, Texas


Karla

Karla

Carla is new member of our neuro sensory testing. She is in her senior year of her associate's degree in Psychology. She is currently attending Collin County Community College in their honor roll. She is a member of lulac and insulin4all.

She decided to work in an optometry when an old optometrist needed a secretary for a few months before the old one got back from maternity leave.

She's been in the eye field for six years, specifically in Optometry, with practices who specialize in glaucoma, retina, and cataracts. She previously worked in a pawn shop for three years and she has her own pawn broker / bail bond license.

She was born and raised most of her life in Plano Texas and a few years in Central America. She enjoys UFC, football, and baseball., traveling, and shopping with her girls.

She's a strong advocate for affordable insulin and helping low-income clinics & church.

She has two daughters, boyfriend, two younger sisters, and her mom and dad. She has had type 1 diabetes for 16 years.

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Janice Nilsson

She has been at the practice for 8 years, and her main roles are business development, vision therapy administrator, and marketing. She attended Irving High School and North Lake College.

She enjoys everything about the practice and the great team of doctors and staff.

She received special training at various optometry and ophthalmology practices.  She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA).

Janice enjoys helping patients who have been to other practices and help them find the answers that they need.

She advises patients that they should select a good optician when trying on frames so that their vision and fashion are well taken care of. Plus, annual exams are very important to help check not only your visual acuity, but the health of your eyes as well.

Janice grew up in Irving, Texas and currently lives in Plano, Texas. She enjoys traveling, snorkeling, hockey, cooking, and spending time with her family and two cats.

She also spends time working with NORA, ISVA, and Special Olympics.

She wears progressive glasses and multifocal contact lenses to help her balance her nearsighted and farsighted vision.

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Travis Helton

Travis has been at the practice for nearly two years as one of our vision therapists.

He attended school at UT Dallas and got a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology.

His favorite part about the practice is seeing patients' quality of life improve as complete vision therapy.

He grew up in Lakeport, California. Enjoys spending time with his fiance and dogs.

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Ian Shidlofsky

For 2 and a half years, Ian has been a part of our human resources team and part of our sports vision therapy program.

His favorite part about working in optometry is helping people gain back what they lost, which is their vision, the most important sense.

He helps patient understand that 20/20 isn't everything to vision

He attended Colorado State University and received a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology.

Ian grew up in Plano Texas, where he enjoyed playing hockey and poker. Today, he wears glasses.

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Ronit Firman COVT

Ronit was born in Israel, and after her military service moved to Italy, where she graduated optometry school.

She worked as an optometrist in both Italy and Israel before moving to the USA, where she joined the office of Dr. Shidlofsky 12 years ago.  Initially, Ronit worked as an optometric technician but soon after, transitioned to a vision therapist, as well as an assistant during TBI vision screenings. Currently she is the lead vision therapist.

Ronit received her International Fellowship in Vision Rehabilitation (FCOVD-I) and her certification as Vision Therapist (COVT) from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 2015 and completed the well respected Sanet's Vision Therapy classes in 2018. currently, she is working on your fellowship in neuro optometry rehabilitation (FNORA).

As a vision therapist, she brings a unique combination of many years experience as an optometrist merged with her VT  knowledge. Ronit guides each of her patients to reach their visual goals in an enjoyable, novel, and fun way, utilizing compassion and encouragement.

With therapy, her patients have noticed improvements such as visual clarity and comfort, ease and independence with academics, better eye-hand coordination, and improved 3D.

Ronit is happily married with two amazing grown kids, two dogs, and a bird.

In her free time, Ronit enjoys enriching her education in the world of optometry, traveling, visiting art museums, learning new culinary skills, and playing the piano.

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Charles Shidlofsky O.D., FCOVD

Dr. Shidlofsky was born and raised in Lawrence, New York. His family moved to the Dallas area when he was 16 years old. In 1980, he graduated from J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas. Dr. Shidlofsky completed his Pre-Optometry studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 1984. He then attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. where he received his BS in 1986 and OD in 1988. Upon graduation, he moved back to to the Dallas area to begin his practice.

Dr. S, as he is known around the office, has been very active in Neuro-developmental Optometry for most of his years in practice. He has developed and integrated many unique therapies that have helped thousands of children who have struggled in school due to vision problems often seen in: ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders as well as some of the classic vision problems related to focusing, eye teaming, eye movement skills, visual-spatial skills, and visual perception issues. He has expanded his work to include those with traumatic and acquired brain injury, stroke, and other neurological processing problems. In addition, he works with several professional sports teams in the Dallas area as well as weekend athletes on developing vision skills. Dr. Shidlofsky is a Clinical Director for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program.

Dr. Shidlofsky completed his Fellowship for the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 2011. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor of Optometry at: Southern College of Optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry, University of Incarnate Word-Rosenberg College of Optometry and Western University College of Optometry. He is also director of a private practice residency program in pediatrics/vision therapy/sports vision and neuro-vision rehabilitation through Southern College of Optometry.

Dr. Shidlofsky lives in Plano with his wife of 30 years, Sherri. Dr. Shidlofsky has three grown children, Alyssa, Kara and Ian who are spread out throughout the country. He stays active by playing ice hockey, traveling and family activities.

 

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Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas in Plano

Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Plano. Our eye care experts offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance....