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.
Kayla Winn – Vision Therapist
Kayla graduated from Lipscomb University where she earned a bachelor in psychology with a special interest in child and adolescent development. Her passion for improving the lives of children and their families led her to the Center for Vision Development in 2017 where she began her work as a Vision Therapist.
After taking time off to focus on starting a family, she was thrilled to have the opportunity to return! She was born and raised in the small town of Bon Aqua, TN where she now resides with her fiancé, 1-year-old son, and a silver lab named Trekker. She loves hiking and spending all of her spare time playing outside with her boys!
Julie Ellis – Vision Therapist
Julie Ellis is one of our Vision Therapist. She is a Nashville native and a graduate of MTSU with a degree in business and entrepreneurship. Julie is a proud wife and loving mother for 2 children that call Franklin TN home.
She has been a Certified Personal Trainer for 12 years with specialties in muscle correction. She has worked with post Physical Therapy clients to improve muscle function post-surgery and injury with amazing results. Her passion is in helping adults and children reach their fullest potential.