Welcome to New Horizons Vision Therapy Center, an innovative vision therapy practice dedicated to exceptional customer service and patient care since 2008. New Horizons serves the eye care needs for all ages starting at 6 months old, with Dr. Frazer specializing in vision-related learning problems, sports vision, and neuro-optometric rehabilitation.
Ashley Sommers graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UW-Green Bay. Having worked in an optometry clinic throughout college and for a few years post-graduation, entering the vision therapy world was an easy decision. Why Ashley loves working at New Horizons… “I’ve always enjoyed being behind the scenes and making everything run smoothly throughout the office, but I also love being able to meet our patients and family members and ensure their vision therapy program goes as efficiently as possible.”
Ashley currently serves as the President for the Wisconsin Paraoptometric Association and plans their annual continuing education events. Ashley spends her free time with her fiance and friends, reading, and practicing yoga.
After graduating from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in Communication and minor in Psychology, Brianna built her experience by working as a full-time nanny for over five years. She enjoyed her time with the families she worked with and acquired many different techniques for working with children. Brianna wanted to continue working with children in an environment where she was actively making a difference in their life.
Having dealt with her own learning and attention hurdles as a child, Brianna has a niche for finding creative ways to accommodate vision therapy activities for her patients.
Brianna enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She takes advantage of the Wisconsin seasons by boating, going to concerts, and skiing. You will find Brianna showing her support for the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers on game days!
Beth joins New Horizons with an expansive background as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist. She has worked with individuals of all ages and varying developmental delays throughout her career.
Beth learned about vision therapy after her youngest son was diagnosed with a developmental delay and recommended into public schooling for assistance. She made the life changing decision to have him evaluated by a Developmental Optometrist. After completing a 6 month vision therapy program, her son went from being an easily frustrated child to a very happy and thriving student. He now has a degree in Management of Computer Systems and works as a Software Engineer.
After having both of her children complete individual vision therapy programs Beth decided to begin working as a Vision Therapist and received her certification in 2002. Beth was very excited to become a part of the New Horizons team where she works at both the Waunakee and Waukesha locations. “I just love working with people of all ages and it’s the best feeling in the world helping them achieve their highest potential… There is nothing better than someone saying to me that reading and school are so much easier. That is so cool!”
Beth enjoys spending quality time with her husband Greg, their two sons, and Eleanor and Samantha, their two little granddaughters.
Jackie is a Chicagoland native who has always had a passion for working with children, as well as making a difference in people’s lives. She found herself on a journey searching for the right career that incorporated both of those aspects and finally found it at New Horizons Vision Therapy Center as a Vision Therapist.
While expanding her knowledge of child development as she worked towards her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Jackie took a position as an Early Childhood Educator. After several years of being a teacher she then had the opportunity to become a full-time nanny.
Over six years later, Jackie made the decision to move to the Madison, WI area. This is when she stumbled upon NHVTC. Fascinated by the discovery of the vision therapy field, as well as delighted with incorporating her already extensive skill set from working with children for over 10 years, Jackie’s decision to join the New Horizons Vision Therapy Center team was an easy and natural choice.
In her free-time Jackie enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and dog, Paisley. She likes to spend time outdoors and catch a Chicago Blackhawks game when she has the chance.
Cassidy Kirkpatrick has been working in the Vision Field since 2012 when she graduated as a Certified Optometric Technician. She learned of Vision Therapy in school and knew right away she would like to pursue it in the future. Before working in the vision field Cassidy had her own business helping families with young children get everyday things done. She enjoys working with children and has 1 son of her own. They like to play out in the snow together and take walks.
Music, art and nature are some of her loves. When she has extra time she might pick up the guitar and play a few songs or do some artwork.
She is excited to be part of the New Horizons team where she hopes to make a difference with each patient she work with.