Dr Denise Smith, OD

Developmental Optometrist

Dr. Denise Smith is the Founder and Clinical Director of The Center for Vision Development. While she is an optometrist by trade, she is an optimist at heart and has devoted her entire career to diagnosing and treating functional visual disorders that negatively affect people's lives.

Dr. Smith is a native Texan and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated with honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry and is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. She completed a post-doctorate clinical residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy Rehabilitation at the State University of New York in New York City in 2002 then headed back to Texas with a new outlook on vision.

Dr Smith received "The Advancement of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Award" from The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) in 2014.

Dr. Smith has a passion for helping people with special needs and served as the Clinical Director of the Texas Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes program.

Dr. Smith is a published author and seasoned lecturer and is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, the American Academy of Optometry, the Texas Optometric Association, the Central Texas Optometric Society, and the American Optometric Association.