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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. Kelsey Moore was born and raised in Minnesota. After her undergraduate studies at Iowa State University, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Vision Science and Doctorate of Optometry degree with academic and clinical honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. During her time in optometry school she took on many leadership roles, including Student Government President of the College of Optometry and President of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She was the recipient of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) Award of Excellence, member of the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society, along with several other distinctions and honors. Throughout her training, she loved working with kids of all ages and developed a special interest in children's vision development. Dr. Moore is also passionate about helping people recover after brain injuries and concussions. These interests led her to pursue a residency in Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation and Vision Therapy through the Southern College of Optometry, under the direction of Dr. Barry Tannen at EyeCare Professionals in New Jersey.
Dr. Moore is involved in the American Optometric Association, Minnesota Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision and Development and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. She loves spending time with her dog, being outdoors, traveling, and volunteering in her community and with the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program.
Dr. Moore is thrilled to be on the Bright Eyes Vision team, and to have the opportunity to provide quality vision care in her home state.
Dr. Shannon Koenders was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, but has been a MN sports fan her whole life (go Twins!). She graduated with a Biology degree from Luther College in Decorah, IA, and completed her optometric education at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, TX. While in optometry school, she was the Student Volunteers in Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) president, secretary of the Gold Key Honor Society, and an active member in Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Sports Vision Association, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). Dr. Shannon was the recipient of the UIWRSO Mission Award and the Good-Lite Pediatrics Award for her dedication to the field of pediatric optometry. Her special interests include working with kids and patients with intellectual disabilities, sports vision, and vision therapy. In her spare time, Dr Shannon enjoys spending time with family and friends, figure skating/coaching, playing with her puppies, and volunteering with Special Olympics Opening Eyes and VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity).
Dr. Shannon is a member of the MN Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Dr. Tyler Mazur was born and raised in the small town of Reedsburg, Wi. For his undergraduate education he attended Lawrence University in Appleton, WI where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology. While at LU Tyler participated in multiple sports including football, basketball, golf, and track. He went on to graduate from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry where he enjoyed working in the Vision Therapy and Pediatrics departments. During his free time he enjoys shooting hoops, golfing with anyone who will join him, and time with his fiancé who is also an optometrist in the Minneapolis area. Dr. Tyler’s special interests include sports vision, vision therapy and vision rehabilitation after brain injury.
Dr. Nina Watercott received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago after completing undergraduate work in biomedical sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Having developed a love for the speciality of vision therapy, she completed a residency in vision therapy and rehabilitation at the State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Watercott has special interests in binocular vision and rehabilitation of patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. She is currently a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association and in the summer of 2016 had the privilege of teaching workshops on vision rehabilitation to healthcare professionals in Madagascar. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, learning new languages, exploring the food scene in the Twin Cities and running (which helps counter her love of food). She is very excited to be a part of the Bright Eyes team!