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Dr. Justin Chelette, OD, FAAO
Justin Chelette, the founder of Texas Vision Therapy, was inspired by vision therapy after suffering from strabismus as a child. Seeing the difference vision therapy had in his own life, Dr. Chelette became passionate about helping others overcome their vision... Show More
Justin Chelette, the founder of Texas Vision Therapy, was inspired by vision therapy after suffering from strabismus as a child. Seeing the difference vision therapy had in his own life, Dr. Chelette became passionate about helping others overcome their vision issues.
Dr. Chelette attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with degrees in biology and French in 2013. He earned his doctorate of optometry at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, graduating with the highest honors in 2017. After graduation, he went on to complete an accredited residency in vision therapy and rehabilitation through the Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio.
Prior to returning to Houston, he worked as an assistant professor at the Kentucky College of Optometry where he had several roles: he taught the "neuro-ophthalmic disease and acquired brain injury" course to third year students, worked in labs teaching students how to perform optometric procedures, and he was contracted to Pikeville Medical Center, the largest hospital in southeastern Kentucky, where he was their chief pediatric optometrist.
Currently, Dr Chelette is the optometrist here at Texas Vision Therapy and he is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston College of Optometry.
In his spare time, Dr. Chelette enjoys trying new foods from different cultures, listening to music (particularly Spanish music), and traveling.
What we do
Our office evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and manages vision disorders that can impact reading, learning, and other activities required in daily life. For children or adults, the first step is to schedule a functional... Show More
What we do
Our office evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and manages vision disorders that can impact reading, learning, and other activities required in daily life. For children or adults, the first step is to schedule a functional vision evaluation (click that link to learn more).
Depending on the type of problems we find, sometimes glasses can help. If glasses won't solve the vision problem, Optometric Vision Therapy may be indicated. Optometric Vision Therapy is much like “physical therapy”, but rather than treating the muscles of the body, it works on the eye-brain connection. A thorough examination with the doctor will determine the best course of care. If indicated, the doctor will prescribe an individualized treatment program of Optometric Vision Therapy.
We are located in Houston, Texas, a city where there are ample optometrists in any given zip code. Why would anyone think to have another optometry practice here?
Our answer to that is that Texas Vision Therapy is not just another optometry practice. We are one of the few offices in the whole metroplex truly devoted to vision-care.
Neuroscientists have studied the brain for centuries and their research has shown how every single portion of the brain is involved in vision in some way. Every part of the cortex is what allows us to understand our world and then the brainstem and cerebellum are what move the eyes around in the sockets. This brain-eye connection is what permits us to read this text and understand what it says, to look out a window and judge how far away the traffic is on the street, judge when to turn across a lane of traffic and not get hit by the oncoming cars, know where to move our hands in order to catch something that is falling, look at a fabric and know what its texture feels like without touching it, etc.
Those same scientists have learned that there is a reciprocal relationship between our visual skills and our performance in school, at work, and on the field; when our visual skills work well we can succeed in our environments, then on the contrary when our environments aren't supportive our visual skills can worsen.
At Texas Vision Therapy, we take the vision science found in academic textbooks and transform it into clinical practice. We understand the relationships between vision and behavior, performance, and learning, and we help you to improve your vision so you can improve the relationships in your life.
- Comprehensive Eye Exams
- Pediatric Eye Care
- Sport Vision
- Vision Therapy
- Neuro Optometry