Our Team

DR. KINNEY, OUR STAFF, AND OUR VISION THERAPISTS

Dr. Kathleen Kinney graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry and has been practicing as a developmental optometrist in the Pacific Northwest since 1993. Dr. Kinney is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and was board certified as a Fellow (FCOVD) of this organization in 1998. She has served on the Board of Directors of COVD and on the Exam and Certification Board of COVD. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Optometric Physicians of Washington, Parents Active for Vision Education (PAVE) and the Optometric Extension Program.

 

STAFF

Linde Risdon is our Clinic Director. She received her bachelor’s degree in health studies and has worked in a variety of optometric and health care settings. She has significant experience in direct patient care. Linde provides the WOW patient experience by treating our patients like family.

Amanda Parnell is our Patient Care Coordinator. She studied photography at the Art Institute of Seattle and has worked in a variety of administrative and customer care settings. Amanda enjoys connecting with patients and strives to create a friendly, relaxed environment where everyone feels welcome.

 

VISION THERAPISTS

Peggy McAteer is board certified as an Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT) by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She received her bachelor’s degree in political theory and is a licensed massage practitioner. Peggy enjoys helping each patient gain greater insight into the thinking and seeing process.

Laura Clemmer is board certified as an Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT) by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She received her bachelors degree in biology at Western Washington University in 2001 and has a background in environmental education, wildlife rehabilitation, and community-based habitat restoration. Compassionate and creative, Laura loves helping her patients become more aware of and improve the connection between their brain and their eyes so that their vision can help them to reach their real-life goals.

Lauren Hill is an Optometric Vision Therapist. She recently relocated to Seattle from Omaha, Nebraska, where she had over ten years’ experience in the education field. She holds a BA in psychology and MA’s in education and special education. It was during her time as a special educator that she discovered the importance of vision therapy for her students. Lauren truly values helping both children and adults in improving their visual systems.