Meet Our Staff

Dr. John Brinkley, OD, FCOVD

Dr. Brinkley is a family developmental optometrist, and has been practicing in Columbia for 27 years. He received his fellowship certification from the College of Optometrist in Vision Development in 1989. Dr. Brinkley is best known for his work with children. He has written many techniques on vision exercises. Dr. Brinkley is actively involved with helping children with learning difficulties, crossed eyes and lazy eye.


Shannon Carrion

Shannon has been working with Dr. Brinkley as a vision therapist since 1993. She is a member of COVT. Shannon specializes in working with adults, and children with developmental delays, such as Autism. As the programming therapist, Shannon strives to provide each patient with an individualized therapy program to accommodate their specific visual needs.

 Leah Evans

Leah has been working with Dr. Brinkley since 2004. She is the director of the Vision Therapy Institute and an experienced vision therapist. Leah is a member of COVT. Her passion is in educating children and their families on the life changing effects of vision therapy.

Michael Whetstine

Santana Hess

Melissa Gunter

Cameron Gilbert

Geneva Huggins


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