Dr. Katlyn Martin

Dr. Katlyn Martin was born and raised in Asheville, NC. She attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she received a bachelor of the arts in Spanish. While at UNCA, she studied abroad in Costa Rica where she met her husband, Taylor.

She attended Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, TX. During optometry school, she was the president of her school’s chapter of College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK). She was also vice president of her school’s chapter of Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, which is reserved for 10% of the graduating class.

She was also involved in Fellowship of Christian Optometrists (FCO). She has been on two Optometric mission trips to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. After optometry school, Dr. Martin completed a residency in pediatrics and vision therapy at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. During her residency, Dr. Martin became especially interested in treating children wit vision disorders that affect their learning. Dr. Martin has presented posters at several optometric conventions including College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), and American Academy of Optometry (AAO).

Dr. Martin has two cats, Theo and Oliver. She loves to hike, travel, and go to concerts with her husband. She recently took a trip to New Zealand and loved it!

Dr. Martin is excited to meet our current patients and to be performing vision therapy evaluations at our office.

Dr. Joseph Daniel Kelly

Dr. Joseph Daniel Kelly completed his doctorate in Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He’s originally from Hendersonville, TN and attended Hendersonville High School before moving to Florida to play for the U17 USA Men’s National Soccer Team. Dr. Kelly then completed his undergraduate studies in Kinesiology at Indiana University Bloomington and played soccer there as well! He enjoys seeing familiar faces and being able to help diagnose, treat, and improve the quality of life for his patients. His areas of interest include binocular vision cases, traumatic brain injuries, and sports vision.

Dr. Kelly resides in Nashville with his wife. They love being outdoors, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with their cuddly cats, Yogi and Ollie.

Dawn Woodward- Practice Manager/Vision Therapist

Dawn joined our team as the Practice Manager in 2016. She has worked in the healthcare and management industry for the past 20 years and has experience in Optometry, Dermatology, Otolaryngology, Immunology, and Cosmetic Surgery. With an educational background in Healthcare Administration, Medical Billing & Coding, and Medical Assisting, Dawn has brought a multifaceted approach to the business. With training done under the direction of several Developmental Optometrists, Dawn has gained a special perspective and unique insight to the world of Vision Therapy.

Originally from Toledo, OH, Dawn, her husband, and four children have called Murfreesboro, TN home since 2007. She is dedicated to the successful growth and development of our office and is passionate about helping children and adults reach their full potential.

Marissa Morus – Vision Therapist

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Marissa comes to our team from experiences in both the Educational and Medical Fields. She obtained her BA in Early Learning and Development and has over 7 years of experience as an Educator. Marissa has also worked in patient care with a cardio-thoracic unit in Pittsburgh, PA. With a passion for helping others, she is thrilled to combine her experiences into her role as a Vision Therapist!

Marissa has two cats, Benny and Leia. She also has a background in Musical Theatre! In her free time, she plays piano and guitar! She and her Fiancé, Ryan, call Franklin, TN home.