Dr. Nancy Torgerson’s passion is to help those that struggle needlessly in school, work, sports and/or life because of visual difficulties. Those that are gifted are many times overlooked because they are able to make it by in spite of hidden visual problems. She works extensively with children and adults who have challenges in learning or vision information processing, special needs and/or brain injuries.
Alderwood Vision Therapy Center, in Lynnwood, Washington celebrated its 30th year of serving patients in the Seattle area in 2014. With an emphasis in developmental and rehabilitative optometry and vision therapy, her practice strives to live up to its motto of “Transforming Lives Through Vision”. Her team of vision therapists, patient care coordinators and doctors love the challenges that come with treating children and adults with learning related vision problems and special needs. Alderwood Vision Therapy has a satellite office in Redmond, Washington collaborating with pediatric ophthalmology.
Dr. Torgerson is a graduate of Pacific University’s College of Optometry and is a Fellow and past President of the international College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). She has been the chairman of the Washington State Board of Optometry and the Optometric Extension Program’s National Chairman of Regional Clinical Seminars. She has received numerous awards for her work, including COVD’s Presidents Award and Outstanding Young Woman in America Award and 2015 Optometrist of the Year by the Optometric Physician of Washington State. An adjunct professor at Pacific University College of Optometry, and Western Optometry School, she is a frequent lecturer and consultant to educators, rehabilitation and therapy providers, sports teams and other eye care professionals.
Dr. Vishakha Thakrar is residency-trained in cornea, contact lenses and refractive surgery. She co-owns a specialty contact lens, pediatric, and binocular vision practice with Dr. Angela Peddle.
Dr. Thakrar primarily sees patients with corneal and ocular surface disease. She previously held the role of Director of the Contact Lens Service at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and has spoken on contact lenses throughout Canada and the US. She has been a contributing editor for Contact Lens Spectrum, Eye Care Review, and Optometric Management, and has written numerous articles for Canadian and American journals.