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Dr. Megan Thistle


Dr. Megan Thistle completed undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, where she received a Bachelor's degree in Pre-professional Studies and Psychology. She is a 2017 graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry, in Oregon. While at Pacific earning her Optometry degree, she also earned a Master's degree in Education, specifically how vision relates to learning.

Her clinical experience ranges from vision therapy in Seattle, to the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Lexington, KY and specialty contact lenses in St. Louis, MO. After earning her optometry degree, Dr. Thistle completed a residency specializing in pediatric eye care, vision therapy and traumatic brain injury care in Minnesota. Dr. Thistle loves working with patients of all ages, but has a special interest in multi-disciplinary concussion care and making sure children’s visual skills allow them to reach their full potential.

Dr. Thistle is a member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. She loves attending conferences to learn new things and continue to develop her skills to help patients. 

Dr. Thistle enjoys giving back and has had the pleasure of going on medical service trips to Costa Rica, Philippines and Nicaragua, while in Optometry school. Stateside, she loves  helping at the Special Olympics Opening Eyes program.   In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, baking, reading and hanging out with her cat.

Curriculum Vitae

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"A Disrupted Gut: The visual and symptomatic consequences in a patient with concussion," 2018, Bright Eyes Vision Clinic

"Ambient Vision," 2017, Bright Eyes Vision Clinic

"Primitive Reflexes," 2017, Bright Eyes Vision Clinic

"Sports Vision," 2017, Bright Eyes Vision Clinic

"The Impact of Vision on Learning," 2016, MEdVFL

"Dizzy: A Clinical Case," 2016, Lexington VAMC

“Anything else I can help you with?” 2015, Third Year Grand Rounds Presentation

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