When we do eye exams, we refuse to cut corners. We always schedule ample time so you will never feel rushed. We provide complete eye care for both adults and children. Our comprehensive eye examinations check your eyes inside and out for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and all other eye diseases as well as high blood pressure, diabetes and other systemic diseases. Your visual skills and abilities are carefully evaluated and we pride ourselves on the accuracy of our eyeglass prescriptions.
After a thorough eye exam, the experienced staff at the Vision Development Center custom build a vision therapy program that includes one-on-one time with the therapist as well as take-home exercises that use the Socratic Method of building self awareness and confidence. The exercises, which are fun but can be challenging, are chosen based on age, ability and severity of condition.
Take a minute to answer the questions on our Exam Check List. If you answer “yes” to several of the questions, an eye exam is recommended.
Dr. Harriet C. Pelton, FCOVD
Dr. Harriet Pelton was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. She attended the University of Michigan from 1974 to 1977. She received early admission to the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL, and graduated with her Optometric Doctorate in 1981. While attending the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Pelton did a residency at the Veteran’s Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Pelton has been with Birmingham Vision Care since 1981. In addition to adult care, and specialty contact lenses, she has worked extensively with children’s vision. Dr. Pelton has built up one of the largest vision therapy practices in the Midwest, receiving referrals from teachers, parents, principals, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, reading specialists, physical therapists, psychologists, counselors, pediatricians, optometrists and ophthalmologists.
Dr. Pelton is an active member of COVD (College of Vision Development), PAVE (Patients for Active Vision Education) and OEP (Optometric Extension Program), along with the AOA (American Optometric Association), MOA (Michigan Optometric Association) and MDOS (Metro Detroit Optometric Society), and the National Glaucoma Society. She has given many talks and workshops to educators, parents, occupational therapists, physical therapists and psychologists. Dr. Pelton went on a volunteer optometric mission to Merida, Mexico, and to an Indian Reservation in North Dakota. She loves working with kids and helping them reach their academic potentials.
Dr. Pelton earned a post – doctorate fellowship in developmental and binocular vision.
Dr. Pelton is married and has three awesome children.
Dr. Patricia Poma-Nowinski, FCOVD
Dr. Patricia Poma-Nowinski is a Michigan native, born and raised in Shelby Township. She received a Bachelor in Science degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. While an undergraduate student, she spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. She also worked at the Kellogg Eye Center doing genetic research on retinitis pigmentosa, a devastating disease that may lead to blindness.
While attending the Ohio State College of Optometry in Columbus, OH, Dr. Poma worked at the Chillicothe Veterans Administration Hospital. She also did extensive clinic rotations in contact lenses, vision therapy, low vision and pediatrics. Dr. Poma was selected as the sole recipient of the Eschenbach Low Vision Award.
Dr. Poma is fluent in Italian and relatively articulate in Spanish. She is happily married and enjoys time with her two sons.