Meet The Vision Therapy Team

Our team of experienced Vision Therapists come from unique backgrounds that have led them to specialize in different areas of passion and expertise within the vision therapy space. This allows our team to be uniquely capable of working with a wide variety of patient types and diagnoses that cater treatment to each specific patient’s needs.

Julie Smith

Vision Therapist

Julie has been helping people suffering from brain injuries (TBI), stroke, low vision, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and learning disabilities since 2016. Her passion for this field started from her own experiences in recovering from a traumatic brain injury. As a part of her year and a half long rehabilitation process, Julie experienced first hand how transformative vision therapy can be.

Julie is passionate about offering vision therapy to those in need while also providing much needed emotional support and positivity to those struggling from a TBI. Julie’s personal mission is to share with others the gift vision therapy has given her. Julie is currently in the process of becoming a board certified Neuro-Vision Therapist and Vestibular Specialist.

Taylor Benton

Vision Therapist

Taylor is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and earned a master’s degree from the University of Central Florida in Applied Learning and Instruction before relocating to Denver. He has over six years of experience in the field of optometry as a certified vision therapist, certified optician, and certified paraoptometric assistant.

Taylor enjoys utilizing his diverse optometric experience, previous work as a behavioral specialist, and his research based, Educational Psychology graduate program to work with patients of all ages, backgrounds, and diagnoses. He is most passionate about treating complex strabismus/amblyopia cases, sports vision training, and the privilege of working with special needs populations. In his free time Taylor hikes the mountains of Colorado in the summer and loves snowboarding in the winter.

Katie Niesche

Vision Therapist

Katie grew up in Minnesota and moved to Denver to pursue a career in education. Katie started her career by teaching fourth and fifth grades for a period of six years. During that time she consistently went above and beyond for her students by coaching sports, running A/V for events, and running numerous before and after school care programs in the Denver Metro Area.

In 2020 Katie made the decision to transfer her passion for helping people from education to the field of Vision Therapy. As a Vision Therapist, Katie learned first hand how many of her former students could have benefited from treatment of a binocular vision dysfunction. When working with adults or children, patients immediately notice Katie’s positive energy and incredible ability to simplify complex therapies. While not at work, Katie enjoys crafting, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

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