Our Team

Wow Vision Therapy is one of the leading developmental vision and vision rehabilitation practices in the United States. Our doctors, therapists, and staff dedicate each day to helping our patients acquire improved vision abilities.

Dan L. Fortenbacher, O.D., FCOVD
Dan L. Fortenbacher, O.D., FCOVD
Founder

Dr. Fortenbacher received his doctor of optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 1979. His interest in developmental vision and rehabilitative vision therapy began early in his career working with helping children who struggled with binocular vision problems. He is a Board Certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and lectures extensively on developmental vision, neuro-optometry, and vision therapy. Dr. Fortenbacher is a past examiner for the International Examination and Certification Board of COVD from 1999 to 2004. He has served in several leadership positions on the state and national level. He served as president of the international COVD in 2007-08. Dr. Fortenbacher has developed models of innovation in the delivery of developmental, binocular and neuro-optometric vision rehabilitative care. READ MORE >

Dr. Alyssa Bartolini
Alyssa Bartolini, O.D.
Associate Developmental Optometrist

Dr. Bartolini treats patients in the greater Grand Rapids area, to unlock their fullest potential through developmental vision and vision rehabilitation.

As a Chicago, Illinois native, Dr. Bartolini received her bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Thereafter, she obtained her doctorate degree, summa cum laude (with the highest distinction), from the Illinois College of Optometry. Furthermore, she participated in optometric honor societies such as the Tomb and Key and Beta Sigma Kappa society. During her residency, she completed training in pediatrics and vision rehabilitation at the Draisin Vision Group in Charleston, SC. She is currently a member of the College of Vision Development (COVD), and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. Dr. Alyssa enjoys helping both children and adults achieve optimal binocular vision!

Dr. Mark Takesuye
Mark Takesuye, O.D.
Resident

Wow Vision Therapy is happy to introduce our new Resident doctor, Mark Takesuye, O.D.

Dr. Mark Takesuye was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, San Diego in 2010. He then attended the Southern California College of Optometry, graduating in 2016 with honors.

Dr. Takesuye is currently pursuing a residency with a focus in vision therapy and pediatrics and finds working with patients in need of vision therapy very rewarding. His interests are in treating visual disorders after brain injuries and in children with special needs. Dr. Mark enjoys rock climbing, surfing, cooking, and trying new restaurants.

St. Joseph

Grand Rapids

Our Staff

Paula First, Admin Assistant

Paula First
Patient Care Coordinator
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Debra Irwin, COVT

Debra Irwin, COVT
Vision Therapist,
Office Administrator
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Monica Ruiz-King, COVT

Monica King, COVT
Vision Therapist
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Alyson Olmstead, COVT

Alyson Olmstead, COVT
Vision Therapist
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Krystal Lochman, COVT

Krystal Lockman, COVT
Vision Therapist
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Cheryl Dartch, OVT

Cheryl Dortch, COVT
Vision Therapist
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Connie Glanzer, OVT

Connie Glanzer, OVT
Vision Therapist
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Jessica Agens, OVT

Jessica Agens, OVT
Vision Therapist
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Our Staff

Angela Schleichert

Angela Schleichert, COVT
Vision Therapist
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Collin Welsch

Collin Welsch, COVT
Vision Therapist
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Julie Drenth

Julie Drenth, OVT
Vision Therapist
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Alyssa Wisler, OVT

Alyssa Wisler, OVT
Vision Therapist
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Lauren Brickley, OVT

Lauren Brickley, OVT
Vision Therapist
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Morgan Springsteen

Morgan Springsteen
Patient Care Coordinator
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Nancy Sells Puffer

Nancy Sells Puffer
Patient Care Coordinator
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