Amy Desmond, OD, FCOVD
Dr. Amy Desmond has developed her own practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as a developmental optometrist specializing in vision therapy and rehabilitation. She is involved in all areas of specialized pediatric care including the treatment of amblyopia, strabismus, learning related vision disorders, and vision disorders in head trauma and brain injury patients.
Dr. Desmond graduated as valedictorian from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. She was awarded the Vision Development Award for outstanding knowledge and skills in behavioral optometry. She continued her training as a resident in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at EyeCare Professionals in New Jersey under the guidance of Dr. Barry Tannen. Dr. Desmond furthered her education by receiving a board certification in vision therapy and rehabilitation as a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD).
Dr. Desmond has extensive experience with the treatment of pediatric and brain injury vision dysfunctions and is one of Central Pennsylvania’s only experts in vision training and rehabilitation. She resides in Lancaster county with her husband and two young daughters.
Dana R. Greiss, OD, FCOVD
Dr. Dana Greiss is a developmental optometrist who specializes in vision therapy and neuro-optometric vision rehabilitation as well as primary care optometry for patients of all ages. She has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with vision problems that affect academic or job performance. Dr. Greiss is also passionate about working with patients suffering from visual dysfunctions following aquired brain injuries.
Dr. Greiss grew up in Elizabethtown, PA and attended Elizabethtown Area High School where she graduated valedictorian of her class. Her studies continued at the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biobehavioral Health, graduating with high honors. Dr. Greiss then attended optometry school at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University where she graduated as valedictorian of her class. She was awarded the College of Optometrists in Vision Development Award for outstanding knowledge and skills in behavioral optometry. Dr. Greiss was also active in the Student Optometric Service to Humanity (SOSH), a volunteer organization which completed a week-long mission trip to Belize to provide free eye exams and glasses to those in need. She continued her optometric training as a resident in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation. In 2015, Dr. Greiss became board certified in the areas of vision therapy and vision rehabilitation by earning her Fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is a member of both the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Dr. Greiss lives in Lancaster County with her husband and three children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, swimming, volunteering, and traveling. Dr. Greiss finds it very rewarding to be able improve the lives of her patients.
Jo Anne Stewart, COVT
Certified Optometric Vision Therapist
Jo Anne’s interest in teaching and working with children led her to pursue a career in vision therapy more than 20 years ago. In 2014 she brought her skills and expertise as a therapist to Pursuit Vision Center. Her years of experience, research, and understanding have allowed her to become a nationally Certified Vision Therapist.
With the goal of seeing patients success and thrive, Jo Anne enjoys providing therapy in our office for both children and adults. Her kind and compassionate personality provides great benefits for the success of our patients.
Jo Anne lives among the farms of southern Lancaster County with her husband, college-age daughter, and Rottweiler/Bulldog-Wilma Lou. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling to the Blue Ridge Mountains to visit her daughter in college, reading, and working with the children in her church.
Holly Lake, Vision Therapist
Holly began working with Pursuit Vision Center in February of 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology as well as an Interior Design degree and continues ongoing education in Vision Therapy. Before coming to PVC, Holly worked in non-verbal autism classrooms in the public school setting, learning about behavior therapies and non-verbal communication. Her education and previous job experience has prepared her to work well with patients and their families through good communication, patience and compassion. She chose to become a vision therapist after realizing the difference vision therapy can make in patients lives.
“I love watching my patients make progress throughout the therapy process. It is amazing to be part of the team that works with our patients to help them improve their vision and make a difference in their everyday life.”
Holly resides in Mountville PA with her family. In her free time, Holly enjoys being a mom, reading, gardening, theatre, organizing, learning about health and wellness and spending time with family and friends.
Holly B, Receptionist
Holly enjoys seeing amazing results achieved by determined patients together with the team of therapists and doctors at PVC. She loves meeting new people and hearing how their therapy is progressing and changing their everyday life.
As a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, she owns and operates a commercial soft goods design-and-sew business, creating products for companies and local customers. Together with her husband, Holly co-owned several businesses and brings her knowledge of bookkeeping to PVC. She likes the front office organized!
Holly has two grown daughters and loves in northern Lancaster Counter with her husband and five (yes, 5!) dogs. She loves riding her electric bike on rail trails and is active with her beloved church family.