Laura Bowitz, O.D. was born and raised in Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate education in biology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Bowitz’s areas of interest include pediatric optometry and treatment of binocular vision disorders such as strabismus. She has training in the areas of vision therapy and neuro-optometric rehabilitation and is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association and the Optometric Extension Program Foundation. During her final year of optometry school, Dr. Bowitz completed clinical externships at Northwest Eye Care Professionals, Pacific University Pediatric/Vision Therapy Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health Systems and Cheyenne Vision Clinic. Dr. Bowitz is a Wyoming licensed optometrist with full accreditation and is DEA certified to prescribe oral and topical medications to treat eye diseases and infections. Outside of the office, Dr. Bowitz enjoys reading, baking, hiking and playing tennis.
Vision is a process that is crucial to the human experience. I am so very grateful for the opportunity to impact the lives of others daily through the care I provide and have been truly inspired by so many amazing individuals. Through determination, compassion and teamwork amazing accomplishments can be made. There is hope in each new day.
Dr. Bowitz has been passionate about the process of vision since her time working as an optometric technician in a private vision therapy practice in Wisconsin. She is enthusiastic about helping patients understand that vision is a neurological process that can be trained and manipulated to produce life changing results. Her interest in helping those with vision disorders led her to earn her doctorate in optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry, where she was able to pursue advanced training in the areas of pediatrics and binocular vision. Dr. Bowitz gained additional clinical experience by completing externships at two of the top vision therapy and pediatric clinics in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Bowitz is dedicated to spreading the message that vision is more than seeing 20/20.