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Meet Dr. Dick O'Connor & Dr. Alyssa Fortuna - Optometric Team Near You


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Dr. Dick O’Connor

The dream that fostered Vision Development of WNY began many years ago, when Dr. Dick O’Connor met a little girl named Beth. Here is his story: “I’m often asked why I do what I do for a living and what keeps me working in Behavioral Optometry. During clinic rotation in my last year of Optometry school I met Beth. She was nine years old, in third grade for the second time, and failing badly.  We talked. She was sharp and funny, but could not keep up academically. Beth had 20/20 visual acuity, so no one thought the cause of her school problems was due to a...

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Dr. Alyssa Fortuna

Dr. Alyssa Fortuna’s passion for Vision Therapy grew when she shadowed Dr. O’Connor before applying for Optometry School.  “This passion grew even more after I was hired to work as a Vision Therapist at Dr. O’Connor’s and I began to see the kids lives change first hand!  I remember the Moms saying Dr. O’Connor gave them answers they couldn’t find anywhere else. Their children weren’t stupid or lazy as many people had labeled them – they simply had a vision problem which could be helped.  We can train the eye-brain connection to help the eyes function better as a team and to intake information more efficiently in order to be...

Vision Development of WNY in Elma

Vision Development of WNY provides innovative vision therapy services to patients from in and around Elma.

The team at Vision Development of WNY 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 vision.

We welcome new patients.