Dr. Jill (Hadler) Schultz, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD, FNORA

Dr. Jill Schultz is a Minnesota native. After her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, she obtained a Doctorate of Optometry degree with honours from Pacific University College of Optometry. During her training, she developed a greater interest in children’s vision and strabismus, which led her to pursue a residency fellowship in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy from the Southern California College of Optometry. Her interests and experience include pediatric eye care, binocular vision, pediatric and adult strabismus, pediatric contact lens fitting, neurorehabilitative optometry and evaluation of those with special needs.

Dr. Schultz serves on the MOA Children’s Vision Committee, is a former Minnesota Optometric Association board member and a Clinical Director of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, College of Optometrists for Vision Development and one of 13 Fellows of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor and Residency Director affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr Schultz enjoys spending time with her children and husband, cooking, volunteering her skills to the community, church, Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program and third world eye care missions, which include Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile and El Salvador.

Dr. Emily Nelsen

Dr. Emily Nelsen was born and raised in Audubon, Iowa. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health (Summa Cum Laude) at Iowa State University. Dr. Nelsen completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. During optometry school, she enjoyed playing intramurals with her classmates, took part in the American Optometric Student Association, National Optometric Student Association, and College of Optometrists in Vision Development, was a teaching assistant for Binocular Vision and Spatial Perception, and received the Excellence in Binocular Vision and Vision Therapy award at graduation.

Dr. Nelsen completed her post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric, Vision Therapy, and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation in Federal Way, WA. She presented a poster on binasal occlusion for reduction of symptoms post-concussion for Heart of America Eye Care Congress 2022.

Dr. Nelsen is excited to continue providing functional vision care for children and patients who have suffered brain injuries. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors, especially on the water.

Dr. Kelly Wawryk

Dr. Kelly Wawryk was born and raised in Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada. She completed a Medical Biochemistry degree from the University of British Columbia and then graduated with honors from the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. During optometry school she developed a passion for pediatric eye care and working with both children and adults with binocular vision disorders. Dr. Wawryk also had the opportunity to provide care to the Pacific student athletes and developed a special interest in vision therapy and sports vision through this.

In her spare time, Dr. Wawryk enjoys hiking, spending time at the lake, and exploring all of the great local restaurants and breweries the Twin Cities have to offer. She looks forward to getting to know her new patients and serving their families!

Dr. Zachary Unrau

Dr. Zachary Unrau is originally from Alberta, Canada. He completed his undergraduate at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. He obtained his Doctorate of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry, where he became a member of Beta Sigma Cappa Optometric Honors Society. Following completion of his degree at Indiana University he received the COVD Award for Excellence in Vision therapy for his passion and clinical skills in vision therapy. Binocular vision, neuro-rehabilitation, and pediatrics have interested him for many years and they were one of the reasons that he pursued his optometric training.

Dr. Unrau enjoys hiking, spending time with friends and family, cooking, volunteering his time in the community, church, woodworking, and playing his classical guitar.