“Our goal is to build a lasting and growing practice that loves and cares for its patients, changes their lives through vision therapy, is deeply a part of the community, and creates a warm, inviting, and genuine environment for staff and associates of the organization.”


Our Physicians

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Benjamin C. Winters, O.D.

Benjamin C. Winters, O.D., received his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and then graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN as one of the top 10 practitioners in his class.  From a very young age Dr. Winters had an interest in the field of optometry, but it wasn’t until optometry school that he discovered his passion for vision therapy … Read More

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Dr. CopelandS. Thomas Copeland, O.D.

S. Thomas Copeland, D.O., was born and raised in the Yakima Valley.  After graduating from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2002, he was excited to return home to provide his community with state-of-the-art vision and eye care.  Dr. Copeland practices out of two locations in the Yakima Valley.  Family Vision Care is a primary eye care practice located inside the Union Gap Costco and specializes in the treatment of … Read More



Our History

Washington Vision Therapy Center is the creation of two local optometrists who have a passion for giving children the ability to succeed.  The practice welcomed its first patients in March of 2010 and continues to grow as more and more people discover how Vision Therapy can help individuals meet their full potential.

We treat a variety of patients.  While our emphasis is in treating children with vision problems that can affect learning and academic performance (go to the Vision Education Center for more information on these vision problems and vision therapy), we also treat vision problems that can result from acquired brain injury, developmental delays, and vertigo. Vision problems have also been shown to mimick or complicate ADHD and dyslexia.

We can also treat patients of any age with eye turns (Strabismus) and lazy eyes (Amblyopia).  Many times vision therapy can treat patients who thought that their only option was surgery or long hours of patching.

Washington Vision Therapy Center is excited to continue to reach out to the community.  Educators and other professionals interested in the impact vision problems can have on learning are encouraged to visit our Vision Education Center as well as schedule our doctors to come speak to your group.

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Our Staff

[box type=”bio2″] KarenKaren Krantz

Vision Therapy Administrator

Karen Krantz was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. After graduating from Washington State University in Child and Family Studies she returned to the valley and taught preschool and worked in the Migrant Child Care program for 2 years. Karen has … Read More [/box]

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CarrieCarrie Hall

Vision Therapist

Carrie Hall was born and raised in Yakima, Washington.  After graduating from Riverside Christian School, she began studies in English Literature in the honors college at Seattle Pacific University.  Two years later, she transferred to Central Washington University in order to … Read More [/box]

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EmmilyEmmily Ocker

Vision Therapist

Emmily Ocker is originally from Spokane and new to the Yakima Valley.  She joined the Washington Vision Therapy team in September 2010 after graduating from Whitworth University with a bachelors degree in English.  Emmily’s favorite aspect of being a vision therapist is … Read More [/box]

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SusanSusan Thurnau

Patient Care Coordinator

Susan was born and raised in Lynnwood, Washington.  After graduating from Edmonds-Woodway High School she chose to attend Central Washington University so she could participate in athletics and study Exercise Science.  After swimming on the Central Washington Swim Team … Read More [/box]



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