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Dr. Kellye Knueppel

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When you meet Dr. Kellye Knueppel, you quickly understand her level of commitment to her patients, and her expertise in the field of vision therapy. Since opening The Vision Therapy Center in 1995, she has dedicated herself to helping adults and children overcome their visual problems.

When Dr. Knueppel first studied vision therapy during her training as an optometrist, she realized that this was more than simply a specialty. After seeing the tremendous improvement vision therapy made in the lives of children, she committed herself to helping patients young and old overcome the relatively unknown effects of poor vision, often referred to as the “hidden disability”.

Dr. Knueppel is a developmental optometrist specializing in vision related learning problems, sports vision and rehabilitative optometry. She is board certified in vision development as a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Dr. Knueppel is a Past President of the Wisconsin Optometric Association and was named its Optometrist of the Year in 2006 after receiving the Young Optometrist of the Year award in 2002. She is the Clinical Director in Wisconsin and Regional Clinical Advisor for North America for the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes Program. Because of her expertise in vision development in special needs populations, Dr. Knueppel has been asked to participate in the Opening Eyes Program at 9 Special Olympics World Games including China, Japan, Ireland, Greece, Korea, Austria and the US over the past several years.

Dr. Knueppel completed a residency in vision therapy at the State University of New York State College of Optometry after graduating from the Southern California College of Optometry. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Knueppel is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the Optometric Extension Program, the American Optometric Association Sports Vision Section, the Wisconsin Optometric Association, and the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Knueppel frequently lectures around the United States and internationally to general and developmental optometrists on vision therapy, therapeutic lens prescribing, neuro-optometric rehabilitation and vision therapy practice management.

Curriculum Vitae

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Presentations

Optometric:

“Adult Strabismus and Presbyopia” Invitational Lens Symposium Beavercreek, OH November 2019

Functional Lens Prescribing Level II 2 Day Seminar Vision Therapy Budapest Budapest, Hungary May 2019

“Chairside Treatment of Convergence Insufficiency for the Primary Care Optometrist—Part 2” Wisconsin Optometric Association Societies: Northeast Shore, Gateway, Madison Area, Milwaukee, South Central Green Bay, La Crosse, Sun Prairie, Milwaukee, Eau Claire and Baraboo WI May, October and November 2019

“Presbyopia” Invitational Lens Symposium Cleveland, OH October 2018

The Power of Lenses: Prescribing and Therapy 2 Day Seminar Vision Training Institute Athens, Greece May 2018

Principles of Functional Prescribing 2 Day Seminar Vision Therapy Budapest Budapest, Hungary May 2018

“Principles of Functional Prescribing” OEPF Great Lakes Optometric Congress Northbrook, IL March 2018

“Functional Characteristics of Lenses” OEPF Great Lakes Optometric Congress Northbrook, IL March 2018

“Functional Characteristics of Cylinder” OEPF Great Lakes Optometric Congress Northbrook, IL March 2018

“Functional Characteristics of Prism” OEPF Great Lakes Optometric Congress Northbrook, IL March 2018

“Applying Principles of Functional Prescribing” OEPF Great Lakes Optometric Congress Northbrook, IL March 2018

“Lenses and Prisms in VT” OEPF Great Lakes Optometric Congress Northbrook, IL March 2018

“Diagnosis and Chairside Treatment of Convergence Insufficiency for the Primary Care Optometrist” Wisconsin Optometric Association Societies: Northeast Shore, Gateway, Madison Area, South Central Green Bay, La Crosse, Sun Prairie and Baraboo WI February and March 2018

“Esotropia” Invitational Lens Symposium Cleveland, OH November 2017

Prescription Workshop: Examinations, Case Analysis & Practice 2 Day Seminar Vision Training Institute Athens, Greece April 2017

“Optics in Visual Unification” Invitational Lens Symposium Covington, KY November 2016

“The Power of Lenses” Applied Concepts Course College of Optometrists in Vision Development   St. Louis, MO April 2016

“Vision Therapy 101” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH October 2015

“Vision Therapy for Math” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH October 2015

“Vision Therapy for Letter Reversals” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH October 2015

“Vision Therapy for Handwriting” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH October 2015

“Vision Therapy for Nystagmus” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH October 2015

“Optics in Visual Span and Volume of Awareness” Invitational Lens Symposium Tahlequah, OK September 2015

“Optics and Eye Teaming” Invitational Lens Symposium Tahlequah, OK August 2014

“Optometric Vision Therapy” Kikuchi College of Optometry Nagoya, Japan June 2014

“Prescribing for Brain Injury Patients” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH 2013

“Traumatic Brain Injury and Double Vision” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH 2013

“Teaching the Vision Therapy Patient How to Use Newly Developed Visual Skills to Improve Reading” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH 2013

“Vision Therapy” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH 2013

“Accommodation” Invitational Lens Symposium Tahlequah, OK August 2013

“Prescribing Performance Lenses” Kikuchi College of Optometry Nagoya, Japan February 2013

“Vision and Reading” Clinical Discussion Forum College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting Fort Worth, TX 2012

“Prescribing Prisms That Work” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH 2012

“Vision Therapy for Dummies” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH 2012

“Figure Ground in Tracking and Locating” Invitational Lens Symposium Tahlequah, OK August 2012

“Visual Secrets for Improving Math Skills” Clinical Discussion Forum College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting Las Vegas, NV 2011

“Optics and Orientation” Invitational Lens Symposium Tahlequah, OK August 2011

“Visual Motor Leads Visual Sensory” John Streff Memorial Seminar Optometry’s Meeting Salt Lake City, Utah 2011

“Perceptual Optics in Vision Therapy” Invitational Lens Symposium Tahlequah, OK January 2011

“Using Lenses to Improve Visual Attention when Reading” Clinical Discussion Forum College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting San Juan, Puerto Rico 2010

“Prescribing Prism for Acquired Brain Injury” Clinical Discussion Forum College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting Denver, CO 2009

“The Power of Lenses” Applied Concepts Course College of Optometrists in Vision Development 2008 Palm Springs, CA

“Optometric Clinical Pearls Used to Improve Reading Skills” Clinical Discussion Forum College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting Palm Springs, CA 2008

“Prescribing Performance Lenses” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH 2008

“Primary Optometric Chair Side Care for Brain Injury” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH 2008

“Prescribing Prisms That Work” EastWest Eye Conference Cleveland, OH 2008

“Dynamic Retinoscopy at Different Distances” Invitational Lens Symposium, Tahlequah, OK 2008

“How to Determine the Therapeutic Performance Prescription” Impact Vision Seminars 2006 Cincinnati, OH; 2007 Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Estes Park, CO

“Van Orden Star” Impact Vision Seminars 2007 Estes Park, CO

“How to Specifically Prescribe and Treat for Refractive Amblyopia Using Lenses, Prisms and Occlusion” Impact Vision Seminars 2006 Cincinnati, OH; 2007 Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Estes Park, CO

“Performance Lens Prescribing: Cases” Impact Vision Seminars 2006 Cincinnati, OH; 2007 Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Estes Park, CO

“Practice Management Puzzle: Using the Right Pieces. Pieces to Improving Outcomes” Impact Vision Seminars 2006 Cincinnati, OH; 2007 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“Looking Through the Lens” Invitational Lens Symposium, Tahlequah, OK 2007

“Binocular Vision Case Presentations: A Series of Clinical Pearls” Wisconsin Optometric Association Convention 2007

“Spatial Projection” Clinical Discussion Forum College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting 2007

“Figure Ground: Thumb Pursuits” Invitational Lens Symposium, Tahlequah, OK 2006

“Vision Therapy Procedures for the Primary Care Optometrist” Wisconsin Optometric Association Spring Seminar 2006    

“Projection and Perception” Invitational Lens Symposium, Tahlequah, OK 2005

“Vision and Learning Update: What’s New in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Learning Related Vision Problems” Milwaukee Optometric Society August 2005

“Infant Examinations Workshop” Wisconsin Valley and Lake Winnebago Optometric Societies joint meeting Appleton, WI 2005  

“Vision and Reading” Wisconsin Optometric Association Convention 2004

“Case Report: Anisometropia” Invitational Lens Symposium, Tahlequah, OK 2004

“Vision and Reading Problems” Wisconsin Optometric Association Spring Seminar 2004

“Infant Examinations Workshop” Milwaukee Optometric Society 2004

“Perceptual Therapy for Visually Related Learning Disability” (COPE approved) Northeast Congress of Optometry, Massachusetts 2004

“Near Lens Prescribing for Pre-Presbyopes: Techniques and Tips for Decreasing Visual Stress” Wisconsin Optometric Association Convention 2003           

“Vision and Learning: History, Testing and Treatment Options for Primary Care” Wisconsin Optometric Association Convention 2003         

“Visual Information Processing Therapy” (COPE approved) Eastern States OEP Congress Connecticut 2003

“Vision Therapy” Milwaukee Optometric Society 2000          

“Simple Home Visual Therapy Activities That Work” Wisconsin Optometric Association Hands On Optometric Training (HOOT) 2000

Other Professionals:

“Vision Therapy” Wisconsin Paraoptometric Association Wisconsin Dells, WI September 2015

“Optometric Vision Rehabilitation for Brain Injury Patients” Brain Injury Conference at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute Milwaukee, WI November 2012

“Do You See What I See? What is Vision Therapy?” Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Care in the Community 2006

“Vision and Posture” Marquette University Physical Therapy Dept Course guest speaker 2005, 2006

“Optometric Vision Therapy: The Role Vision Plays in Function” Positive Pediatrics Network, Milwaukee, WI 2003

“Vision Therapy” Wisconsin Physical Therapist Association sponsored national CATCH       2001

“Vision Development” St. Josephs’s Hospital Pediatric Progress Conference Milwaukee, WI 2001

“Vision Therapy” School District of Beloit OT/PT Regional Conference 1998

Teachers

  • WELS State Teachers Conference 1999, 2000 & 2019
  • Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Circuit Teachers Conference June 2014
  • Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Circuit Teachers Conference June 2014
  • WELSTech Conference Oshkosh, WI 2006
  • WELSTech Conference, Oshkosh, WI 2006
  • WELS Southwestern WI Regional Teachers Conference 2005
  • WELS Southeastern WI Regional Teachers Conference 1998
  • WI Assoc. of Educators in Rehab. (Vision Teachers) State Conference 2000
  • WI Association of Christian Schools State Teachers Conf. 2000, 2002
  • Learning Disabilities Association – WI state Conference 2000, 2001
  • WI Technology Access Conference 2001, 2002
  • Numerous in-services and PTA meetings 1998-present

Research Poster

Bowyer N, Knueppel K, Powers M. Functional Vision Exam Results from a High School in Inner-City Milwaukee. Vision Care Section 139th APHA Annual Meeting Washington, DC 2011


Knueppel, K, Powers, M. Functional Vision Exam Results from a High School in Inner-City Milwaukee. College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting San Juan, Puerto Rico 2010

Publications

How can optometry become more effective in recruiting and retaining appropriate numbers of underrepresented and disadvantaged students. Knueppel, K, Szczotka, L. JAOA 63:11 802-804 Nov. 1992

 

 

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The content on this website has been created by The Vision Therapy Center. It was written by professional writers and then reviewed and edited for medical accuracy by the Developmental Optometrists at The Vision Therapy Center.