Andrea Taddese, OD

Dr. Andrea Taddese is a developmental optometrist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental and functional vision problems in both children and adults. Dr. Taddese received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Evansville and her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University (IU) in 2010.

She is an associate of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). She holds memberships in the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, College of Syntonic Optometry, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), and the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. During her time at IU, she worked as a graduate assistant, was an academic tutor, and the university liaison for COVD.

After graduating from IU, Dr. Taddese worked in primary eye care while she pursued post-graduate training in binocular vision care. Dr. Taddese joined The Center for Vision Development in May 2016. She lives in Nashville with her husband, Addisu.


Dawn Woodward- Practice Manager/Vision Therapist

Dawn, who is originally from Toledo, OH, moved to Murfreesboro, TN in 2007 with her husband and four children. She has worked in the healthcare industry for the past 18 years and the last nine years in management. Dawn joined The Center for Vision Development as the Practice Manager in 2016. In addition to her dedication to the successful growth and development of our office, she has a true passion for helping children as a Vision Therapist.


Chelsea Champion – Vision Therapist

Chelsea joined our team as a vision therapist in January 2019. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish from Iona College in 2014. Since graduating, she has gained experience working with both adults and children in the mental health and education fields as a youth counselor, case manager, and teacher. Originally from Upstate New York, Chelsea has called Nashville home since 2016. She is passionate about helping clients reach their full potential and is hoping to translate this passion into a future career in occupational therapy.