Dr. J. 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.
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.
Practice Manager & Head of Vision Therapy Department
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.
COVT – Lead Vision Therapist
Amy is a certified Vision therapist who obtained her certification from COVD in 2016. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to Nashville with her husband in 2014 and now resides in La Vergne with their son, Vince.
Amy found the vision therapy world after graduating college with a BA in Psychology and having an innate need to help others. She enjoys getting to know each patient and finding ways to help them improve. Aside from Vision Therapy, Amy works with horses and teaches lessons in her free time.
Megan has a passion for helping children and families reach their goals. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and is licensed in Elementary Education. She believes Vision Therapy is a perfect fit for her professionally as she supports patients develop new skills.
Megan moved to Nashville from Colorado with her husband and dog, Eva. She enjoys almost all things related to the outdoors, spending time with family, and traveling. She is looking forward to exploring the South and being a part of the Performance Vision Therapy Team.
Vision Therapist & Sports Trainer
Majesta was born in New York, but grew up in Murfreesboro Tennessee, where she started coaching a women’s rugby team at Riverdale High School in Sep. 2020. Majesta also graduated from Riverdale High in 2020, where she played rugby Freshman-Senior year. So, sports have played a huge part in introducing her to vision therapy. She enjoys helping each patient or player improve with confidence and vision. She has experienced vision challenges herself since she was 5 years old, so anyway she can help others reach to their full potential, she’s on it!
She has a dog named Ella and a cat named Mary. In her free time, she likes to go to natural waterfalls, movies and hanging out with friends and family.
Melody joined the team in October of 2021. She is a graduate of Columbia State Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. She has been working in the medical field ever since she graduated from college but wanted to explore the different sides of the medical field. She found Vision Therapy through a friend and automatically knew she wanted to be a part of changing children’s lives for the better.
Melody is a native of Columbia, TN and currently resides there. She has a cat named Twilight and a dog named DJ. In her free time, she loves to sing and spend time with her friends and family.