Douglas W. Stephey, O.D., M.S.
Douglas W. Stephey, O.D., M.S.

Your Covina Optometrist

208 West Badillo St, Covina, CA

Business Hours

  • Monday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday by special appointment only
  • Saturday by special appointment only
  • Sunday by special appointment only
Dr. Douglas W. Stephey O. D.

Dr. Douglas W. Stephey
O. D.

Dr. Stephey thinks of himself as simply an optometrist doing the job he was trained to do. But that doesn’t explain what’s different about Dr. Stephey. Most eye doctors limit their practice to the intersection of two circles or areas:... Show More

Dr. Stephey thinks of himself as simply an optometrist doing the job he was trained to do. But that doesn’t explain what’s different about Dr. Stephey. Most eye doctors limit their practice to the intersection of two circles or areas: 1. Can you see 20/20? and 2. Are your eyes healthy? Neurodevelopmental or behavioral optometrists, such as Dr. Stephey explore a third circle that’s rich with insight into why a person may be struggling to function at maximum capacity. This third circle covers a list of items including but not limited to: retained primitive reflexes, millisecond timing clocks, magnocellular vision, visual vestibular interactions, eye teaming, eye focusing, eye tracking, visual cognitive skills, visual motor skills, visual auditory integration, working memory, visual aspects of dyslexia and reading disorders, etc. Deficiencies or weaknesses in one or more of these areas can cause or contribute to many issues.


In addition to his training as an O.D., Dr. Stephey has a master’s degree in education and has certification or training in the following areas:


  • The Phono-Graphix Reading method
  • The Lindamood Bell (LIPS) program
  • Interactive Metronome (millisecond timing clock)
  • The PATH (magnocellular vision) program from Perception Dynamics
  • The assessment and treatment of retained primitive reflexes
  • The Listening Program
  • InTime
  • Integrated Listening
  • Samonas Sound Therapy
  • Postural Deficiency Syndrome / Proprioceptive Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Applied nutrition


  • Professional Certification
  • Family Friendly
  • Accepting New Patients

About Us

Dr. Stephey’s additional background in education contributes to his enhanced approach to vision-related learning and reading difficulties.

Dr. Stephey specializes in helping individuals with visual-motor problems, reading difficulties, and/or visual processing deficits. Dr. Stephey also offers Interactive Metronome to help his... Show More

Dr. Stephey’s additional background in education contributes to his enhanced approach to vision-related learning and reading difficulties.

Dr. Stephey specializes in helping individuals with visual-motor problems, reading difficulties, and/or visual processing deficits. Dr. Stephey also offers Interactive Metronome to help his patients who have been diagnosed with dyslexia and other problems with motor planning and sequencing.

Dr. Stephey will check you for 20/20 vision and healthy eyes, but that is just the very beginning of the process. Beyond that exists an entire world of vision that helps you move, look, and listen in a fast, accurate, effortless, sustainable, age-appropriate, meaningful way.

When was the last time you had your “eyes checked”? Did you get your visual memory, eye focusing, eye teaming, eye tracking, motor planning, visual auditory, binocular dissonance, primitive reflexes, visual attention, visual motor, processing speed, and visual vestibular checked, too?

If you have undiagnosed or untreated vision problems, vision therapy combined with specific low-powered lenses and / or prisms can improve your ability to function in life. If you or your children aren’t functioning at optimal levels, even if you’ve seen optometrists for years, it’s possible you’ve got a hidden vision problem.