Barbara Nelson, BS, COVT, has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Western Illinois. She has continued graduate studies at Northern Illinois University, University of Hawaii, California State University and UCLA. Barbara taught for seven years in Illinois before moving to Southern California. She spent twenty-two years teaching Science and Math to kindergarten through sixth grade students at a private school in Santa Monica. Barbara has become a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). She truly enjoys working with children and adults, making the transition from teaching to vision therapy. Barbara achieved Certified Optometric Vision Therapist status at the 2009 College of Optometrists in Vision Development meeting in Denver, CO.