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  • Doctor’s Name:Wanda Vaughn
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  • About the Doctor:Dr. Wanda Vaughn earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 1996. She then earned her Master of Science Degree from the University of Central Arkansas and has her Doctor of Optometry Degree from Northeastern State University College of Optometry. Dr. Vaughn is a Board-Certified Fellow in Vision Development (F.C.O.V.D). After graduating optometry school, she went on to establish a private practice in 2005. Arkansas Vision Development Center is located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Along with providing general optometry care to families, Dr. Vaughn provides visual rehabilitation for patients with visual dysfunctions. Dr. Vaughn is also an associate faculty professor and is affiliated with two universities. Fourth year optometry students interested in a subset specialty service are pre-selected and choose to do their rotational education at her clinic. Dr. Vaughn has also established an accredited competitive program for residency doctors. It is affiliated with The Rosenberg School of Optometry and is only 1 of 14 residency sites in the country that offer a private practice residency program in Vision Therapy, Rehabilitation and Pediatric Optometry. She is a member of the College of Vision Development, Optometric Extension Program, American Optometric Association and Arkansas Optometric Association She also currently serves on the Third-Party Center Committee for the state association. Dr. Vaughn not only lectures in her state of Arkansas, but across the country. She is active in providing educational lectures to professionals on the visual system and how it affects the quality of life and visual learning. Dr. Vaughn spends time volunteering by doing school screenings for head start programs and preschoolers and is dedicated to early intervention and care. Dr. Vaughn’s greatest devotion and love is for her family. She is married to Lee Vaughn and has three sons- Jake, Stone, and Reid. Outside of her passion for optometry, her life is devoted to her family.
  • 2nd Doctor’s Name:Katherine Ramey Pitts
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  • About The 2nd Doctor:Dr. Katherine Ramey Pitts (“Dr. K”) is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She graduated with her Doctor of Optometry Degree from The University of Houston College of Optometry in 2018. Dr. K elected to further her education by completing a residency in Vision Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Pediatric Optometry. She went on to achieve recognition as a Board-Certified Fellow in Vision Development (F.C.O.V.D) and is 1 of 6 Board Certified doctors in the state of Arkansas. In addition to primary eye care for all ages and families, Dr. K provides visual rehabilitation and vision therapy for patients with visual dysfunctions. She is a big advocate of early intervention and seeks to provide care for the younger generation who may be struggling with visual related learning dysfunctions. She practices at Arkansas Vision Development Center located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Dr. K is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Arkansas Optometric Association, the College of Vision Development, and the Optometric Extension Program. In her free time, she enjoys and is devoted to spending time with her husband and kids, and the rest of her large extended family.
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    Arkansas Vision Development Center (AVDC) was established in 2004 and consists of a team of doctors, therapists, and staff, working and co-managing together to provide the highest quality of visual care.

    As optometric physicians and Board-Certified Fellows of the College of Vision Development, the AVDC doctors provide comprehensive eye care as well as education and proactive care, that assists in optimal visual function and health in both adults and children.  The AVDC doctors are specially trained, and board certified to treat a variety of vision related conditions using glasses, contact lenses, prisms, office-based vision therapy and home support designed to re-direct and restore visual function.

    Development and optimal visual performance and health is our focus and preserving a lifetime of healthy vision is our mission. We are committed to preventative health, as in myopia control and education of childhood visual ergonomics, along with supporting eye health development as we mature and age.

    Arkansas Vision Development Center in Fort Smith is one of a very limited number of sites nationally to provide a residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation and Pediatric Optometry.  It is the only residency site of its kind in the state of Arkansas. Arkansas Vision Development Center is committed to staying at the forefront of research and education in their field that allows advancement of care to patients.

    We are devoted to providing individualized visual health with compassion.

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