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Kelly de Simone, O.D., FCOVD.
Dr. de Simone has provided general optometry as well as customized vision therapy programs to children and adults for twenty-five years. She is also a Foothills resident who raised three children in Ahwatukee schools. As the owner of Eye Priority, Dr. de Simone is “passionate about vision” and provides personalized care to a wide range of patients. Her specialities include neuro-optometric enhancement and rehab for adults with acquired vision problems, sport enhancement vision, concussions, brain injuries, as well as treating children with learning problems, crossed eye, lazy eye, or reading comprehension difficulties.
Dr. de Simone is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She holds a BA degree from Penn State University and a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. In 1993, Dr. de Simone was awarded the Skeffington Award for Excellence in Vision Service. She is a member of the Arizona Optometric Association, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce.
“I have a diverse optometry practice and my passion is helping people develop their vision. With over 25 years experience in this field it amazes me that people still have not heard of Vision therapy. It is the best kept secret in the world. It is time to change. I welcome you to contact me, so I can show you how Vision Therapy can change your life.” - Dr. Kelly de Simone
Monica Sawitzke, O.D.
Dr. Sawitzke is a Doctor of Optometry whose professional experience includes more than ten years of clinical practice in ophthalmology and optometry. Originally from Iowa, she attended the University of Arizona and Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Sawitzke enjoys spending time with her two children, who are involved in sports and music, and is an active volunteer at their elementary school. The family watches the Wildcats in all sports and loves to attend football, basketball, and softball games. Dr. Sawitzke is a member of the Central Arizona Optometric Society.
Inga Fors, O.D.
Dr. Fors attended Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee and University of Berkeley California with a Bachelor's of science degree in Biology. She has a Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. She has completed externships in Vision Therapy, Pediatrics and Neuro Optometry at a private practice in Chandler, AZ and an Ocular Disease and Adult Primary Care externship at Malcolm Randall VA in Gainesville, FL. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, The Lion's Club, and volunteers for school screenings and sports vision screenings. She has been on several eye medical trips with SVOSH international to provide eye care in third world countries including Mexico and Costa Rica, she is devoted to volunteer and humanitarian work. In her spare time she likes to go traveling, hiking, biking and enjoys outdoor activities with her dog.
"I have a passion for helping others and will not giving up until I find a solution. I feel comfortable practicing full scope Optometry that includes everything from infantsee exams for infants to treating glaucoma in 90+ year old patients, I also have a soft spot for Vision Therapy and Neuro rehab. If you tell me your concerns and give me time we can come up with an answer together." - Dr. Inga Fors