Dr. Allison Orr is the newest optometrist to join the Center for Vision Development. She has always had a passion for helping people reach their full potential in life, and found a knack for diagnosing and treating functional visual disorders. Children, patients with brain injuries, and athletes are Dr. Orr’s favorite patients to assist, making CVD an ideal place to work.
Dr. Orr received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2015 from Chapman University as an honored Presidential Scholar. She then pursued her doctorate in optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. She graduated in 2019 and was bestowed the “Excellence in Vision Therapy Award” by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She then made her move to Texas and completed her post-doctorate clinical residency in Pediatric Optometry at the University of Houston in 2020. In her residency, Dr. Orr had the opportunity to provide clinical care for patients within The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Memorial Herman hospital, patients with special needs, and provide myopia management.
Dr. Orr has a passion for always improving herself, and became a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry in 2020. She is also a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the American Optometric Association, and the Texas Optometric Association.
Dr. Orr lives in Austin with her husband, Brett. Her favorite things include hiking, painting, baking, watching and playing multiple sports.
How she sees it: “The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.” Anonymous