Dr. Pearson

Alan P Pearson OD MEd PhD FCOVD

Dr. Pearson has over 20 years clinical experience evaluating and treating visual and perceptual dysfunctions impacting learning, development, reading, dyslexia, attention deficits, strabismus, amblyopia, and visual integration. He has been involved in research and development associated with curriculum development, interdisciplinary collaboration, and integrative treatment approaches. Dr. Pearson works with children (6 months and up) and adults wanting to improve their visual skills through therapeutic activity. He evaluates and prescribes appropriate tools and goals then counsels and coaches the patient/family toward achievement. He works collaboratively with occupational, physical, and speech therapists as well as with educators around the state.

In his free time, Dr. Pearson enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, backpacking and skiing. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Pearson is a software developer involved in projects that facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, professional training, and treatment planning.

University Education:

  • Bachelors of Arts, University of New Hampshire, 1986, Major: Psychology
  • Doctorate of Optometry, with distinction, Pacific University, May 1992
  • Master of Education, Visual Function in Learning, Pacific University, May 1993
  • Ph.D. - Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, March 2005, Dissertation title: Transdisciplinary public knowledge fostering collaborative teamwork in the education of children with disabilities.