OEP Chairman of the Curriculum Development Committee
Grand Rapids Michigan

Vision and Sensory Center
Assessment and Treatment of Vision Disorders
4467 Byron Center Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
616 534 4953
Office Web Site

Dr. Hohendorf is a 1975 graduate of Illinois College of Optometry where he participated in an intensified vision therapy internship under the tutelage of Dr’s Coleman Hatfield and Leo Manas. He practiced in the Grand Rapids MI suburb of Kentwood in a full scope practice (South Kent Vision Center) until 2003 when he moved to another suburb, Wyoming, and established a visual therapy referral practice within the multi-specialty clinic, he co-founded, called The Vision and Sensory Center.

He was a three-year president of the West Michigan Optometric Association and a chairman of the Michigan Optometric Associations Vision Therapy Committee. He serves his community with membership in the Wyoming (MI) Lions Club. He is currently on the board of the State of MI Project Kidsight (photo screening for infant and toddlers) and is the regional Chairman of the International Campaign Sight First II project. He has also served on the boards of the local Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Kent County Board of Head Start as its president from 1993-1994.He has also been a consultant to several local schools and the local professional basketball team the Grand Rapids Hoops.

He has been married to Susan since 1969 and has two children, Chad and Jenni, who have grown into responsible adults. His current activities include local, statewide, and international speaking on vision and learning. His hobbies are golf, horticulture and stamp collecting.

Current memberships are; state director of the Michigan Optometric Extension Program, Chairman of the Optometric Extension Programs Curriculum Development Committee, An associate member of COVD, OEPF MichiganOptometric Association, American Optometric Association, and was a founding board member of the Baltimore Academy of Behavioral Optometry.

In his position as the chair of the Curriculum Development Committee of the OEP he oversees and helps develop the continued excellence of all of OEP's lecture educational offerings. He is also responsible for direct over sight of the OEP speaker development committee and the current Regional Clinical Seminar (RCS) program.


1966 – 1968 Pre Medicine Curriculum Central Michigan University
1968 – 1970 United States Army (Honorable discharge Sp 5 rank)
1970 – Present Member of Michigan Optometric Association
4 Years State Vision Therapy Chair
1972 – Present Optometric Extension Program Member
1985 – Present: State of MI Director
2000 – Present, Chair of Clinical Curriculum Development
1974 – Present Member of American Optometric Association
June 1975 Graduated Illinois College Optometry
August 1975 Licensed State Of Michigan
1975 – Present LIONS Club International


President Twice (1981 and 1991)
Lion of the Year, (1981 and 2001)
Held all elected offices except Secretary and Treasurer


District 11-C-1 Sight Conservation Chairman – 1984 – Present
District Sight Mobile Chairman 1979-1989
District Lion of the Year 1993-1994
Association for Blind Board Member for 2 Years
Regional Eye Bank Chairman 1980-1997
Campaign Sight First II regional Chair 2006-present


State Lion Eye Health Program - 1996 – 1998
Certified Enucleist (1st Optometrist in Michigan to enucleate)
State of Michigan Campaign Sight First Chairman 1993-1994
LIONS of MI Photoscreener Committee 1999-present

1975 – Present West Michigan Optometric Association (President 3 Years)
August 1975 Worked with D.B. Schondelmayer, O.D., Grand Rapids, Michigan
January 1977 Opened South Kent Vision Services Private Practice
For 2 Years Vision Consultant to Lowell, Michigan School District
For 3 Years Consultant Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1990 - Present Formed Partnership & Founded South Kent Vision Center, P.C.
1992 – Present Associate Member College of Optometrists in Vision Development
1992 –2003 Baltimore Academy of Behavioral Optometry Board Member
President 2000 – 2003
1994 – 1995 President of Michigan Family Resource (Kent County Head Start)
1996 – 1997 Consultant to post concussion treatment program – Spectrum Health
Downtown Campus (formerly Butterworth Hospital)
1998 – 2002 Consultant to Huntington Woods Elementary School – Wyoming, Michigan
2003 – Present Chairman of OEP Curriculum Development Committee
2004 –Present Formed Vision and Sensory Center LLC combining OT, SLP,
Psychology, Nutritional and Optometric Referral Care


Vision & Learning

Grandville, Michigan School District
Council of Exceptional Children
Byron Center, Michigan- Intermediate School District
Saginaw, Michigan Intermediate School District
CHAD (Kent County ADD Association)
State of Michigan Vision & Learning Conference
Huntington Woods Elementary School Wyoming, Michigan
Michigan Council For Exceptional Children
Central Woodlands School (Forest Hills School District), Vision
and school achievement, Gray Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Primary Care of the Pediatric Patient

Michigan Optometric Association Members Grand Rapids. MI

Vision & Head Injury Rehabilitation

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital (Drivers Training Rehabilitation) Grand Rapids, MI

Post Concussion Syndrome – The Hidden Injury Holland, Michigan

Optometric Extension Program Clinical Curriculum Instructor (BABO)–(1998 – Present)

Behavioral Vision Care – Five-day course History, Theory, and Research and Application
A) General Skills Development – 5 day Vision Therapy Course
B) Vision and Learning – 5 day Vision Therapy Course
C) Strabismus and Amblyopia –5 Day Vision Therapy Course

More Then Meets the Eye – (November 13 – 14, 1998)

West Michigan Occupational Therapists Grand Rapids, MI

Vision and Head Injuries – (12/01/2001) Grand Rounds

Mary Free Bed Rehab Hospital Grand Rapids, MI

Vision the Emergent and Performance Testing (March 2-3 2001)

Telford England

Vision Screenings, amblyopia, and patching treatment (Sept 7 and 11, 2001)

MI Department of Health – Vision Screeners Training
Frankenmuth, MI and Traverse City, MI

VT – Voodoo or Viable (September 5 and 9, 2003)

MI Department of Health – Vision Screeners Training
Frankenmuth, MI and Traverse City, MI

How Vision Affects Learning (A behavioral Optometric approach with Treatment Options)

OEP NE Congress Worcester, MA Sept 19-20, 2004

How Vision Affects Learning: A Behavioral Optometric Approach With Treatment Options

OEP SW Congress San Antonio, Texas

A Functional, Behavioral Look at Strabismus (May 29, 2005)

Quebec Optometric Symposium Montreal, Canada

From General Practice to Vision Therapy Only Practice (September 2005)

OEP Middle America Optometric Congress Pittsburgh, PA (Sep 2005)

Principles of Prescribing for Hyperopia (April 2006)

International Congress of Behavioral Optometry (ICBO) Sydney, Australia

Prescribing for Myopia (Nov 25-26, 2006)

Danish Optometry and Contact Lens Society (DOKS) Middelfart Denmark

Lowering the Burner Settings for Successful Visual Therapy (May 20-21, 2007)

British Assoc of Behavioral Optometrists (BABO) Warrick, England

Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation (May 31, 2007)

Worth Rehabilitation Network Kentwood, MI

Vision Therapy and How It Applies to TBI Patients ((July 17 2007)

Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo Case Management Association Muskegon, MI