Your Austin & San Antonio Vision Therapy Team
The team at the Optometry Center for Vision Therapy is comprised of highly credentialed, competent, and caring professionals who are committed to providing you, the patient, with the highest quality vision therapy. Our vision care specialists go through extensive training to make sure that your care is the best we can deliver.
Briana Larson, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, FNORA-Executive Director
Dr. Briana Larson, a developmental optometrist is COVD board certified in vision development and therapy through the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She completed a post-doctorate clinical residency in vision therapy and rehabilitation with emphasis in pediatric optometry; a credential achieved by less than 1% of optometrists nationwide. She focused her post-doctorate research on Vision and Attention Deficit and Vision and Autism. In 2012, The American Academy of Optometry inducted her as a Fellow of the Academy. The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) welcomed Dr. Briana Larson as a Fellow (FNORA) during its 2014 Annual Conference at North Carolina. A Fellow (FNORA) designation is recognition of a vision care specialist’s highest level of competence in clinical abilities and scientific knowledge in the field of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation. Dr. Larson has the distinction of being the lone practicing developmental optometrist in the state of Texas with this exclusive set of credentials. Dr. Larson currently serves as Residency Coordinator of Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation through the University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) in San Antonio, Texas. Read More.
Erica O’Brien, OD, FCOVD – Clinical Director, OCVT
Dr. O’Brien, born and raised in the Austin area, is a developmental optometrist who is board-certified in vision development and therapy through the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. O’Brien graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry where she received awards distinguishing her excellent clinical care in “Neuro-Ophthalmology.” In 2014, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development inducted Dr. O’Brien as a Fellow at the annual conference in San Diego. As of 2015, Dr. O’Brien is one of eleven (11) optometrists in the State of Texas with this distinguished credential. She has successfully completed the International Examining Board’s requirements, including satisfying over 100 hours of continuing education and training, written tests, and an oral interview to specialize in vision rehabilitation. She joined OCVT in 2012 due to her passion for helping others and to provide the highest level of care in a professional environment. Dr. O’Brien serves as adjunct clinical faculty of the University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) in San Antonio, Texas. Read More.
Dr. George Chen, OD, Resident Doctor
Dr. George Chen is a board-certified optometrist and is currently working on his post-doctorate residency in vision rehabilitation and pediatrics at OCVT. He earned his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology with a minor in Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He received his Doctorate of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry in 2019.
After graduating from UCBSO, he worked closely with ophthalmology at a high-volume practice.
Dr. Chen’s passion for vision rehabilitation arises from seeing large number of patients at the ophthalmology practice with brain injuries without rehabilitative services available. He is excited to finally be able to serve those in need of vision therapy in Texas as a current resident at OCVT. He is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), and will be joining the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). In his spare time, Dr. Chen likes to closely follow the market, explore new food and new places, and spending time with friends, family, and his two dogs.
Dr. Nathaniel Jensen, OD, Resident Doctor
Dr. Nathaniel Jensen is a board-certified optometrist and is currently working on his post-doctorate residency in vision rehabilitation and pediatrics at OCVT. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish with a minor in Business Management at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He received his Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry where he was the recipient of awards celebrating his passion for developmental optometry and for private practice optometry. Dr. Jensen is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), and the American Optometric Association (AOA), through which he is also an InfantSee provider. Dr. Jensen enjoys playing the piano, and during his free time you might find him seeking out his next taco fix, playing with his three daughters or rewatching favorite episodes of The Office with his wife.
Dr. Melissa Wong, OD, Resident Doctor
Dr. Melissa Wong is a board-certified optometrist and is currently working on her post-doctorate residency in vision rehabilitation and pediatrics at OCVT. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the University of Southern California (Fight On!). She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) at Marshall B. Ketchum University. During her time at SCCO, Dr. Wong was awarded the Dr. Homer and Marie Hendrickson Memorial Award (vision therapy) and the Dr. Lawrence E. Gallarini Memorial Award (low vision rehabilitation). For her 4th year clinical rotations, Dr. Wong had the privilege of serving at the VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare Center, Ketchum Health in Anaheim, CA and the San Diego Center for Vision Care. Dr. Wong worked with a vast population of patients in the areas of pediatrics, vision therapy, ocular disease, contact lens, and low vision. Dr. Wong is a member of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), American Optometric Association (AOA), and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). She is also participating in the InfantSee provider program through the AOA. In her free time, Dr. Wong enjoys trying new culinary dishes, listening to live music, watching musical theater, and attending sports games—especially football and basketball.
Your Vision Therapists Team
The team is made up of highly credentialed, qualified, and dedicated optometric vision therapists who collaborate with OCVT doctors to put into effect vision therapy programs that meet the individual needs of each patient. We are committed to providing the highest quality and personalized optometric vision therapy care. For individual backgrounds, please Click Here.
Your Patient Services Team
The patient services team is made up of dedicated professionals who ensure your experience with OCVT is personable, seamless and welcoming. We strive individually and collectively to provide the best quality care with the patient and family’s satisfaction being paramount. Our goal is to provide help with scheduling, billing, general inquiries and other assistance that you may require. For individual backgrounds, please Click Here.
Your Other Support Team
We have additional experienced professionals who assist and provide support to your other OCVT teams, so we can better meet the needs of our patients and their families. For individual backgrounds, please Click Here.