Meet Dr. Adamich

Professional Background:

  • Co-sponsorship Chairperson, Colorado Vision Summit Committee/Mountain States Congress of Optometry, 2010-present
  • Chief of Optometry, 176th Medical Group, Alaska Air National Guard, 2009-present
  • Clinical Director, Gravity Works Vision Development Center, Gunnison/Crested Butte, Montrose, CO., 2009-present
  • Optometric Associate, ABBA Eye Care & Children's Vision Center, Gunnison, CO., 2009-present
  • Optometric Associate, Lifetime Eye Care, Eugene, OR., 2007-2009
  • Optometry Element Chief for Aerospace Medicine, Elmendorf AFB, AK., 2004-2007
  • Optometry Clinical Director, Little Rock AFB, AR., 2002-2004
  • Adjunct Faculty, Illinois College of Optometry, 2002-2004
  • Adjunct Faculty, Southern College of Optometry, 2002-2004
  • Doctor of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR., 2002
  • Commissioned into United States Air Force, October 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Adams State College Alamosa, CO., 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Adams State College Alamosa, CO., 1996
  • Eagle Scout, Gunnison, CO., 1988

  • Professional Organizations:

  • American Optometric Association
  • Great Western Council of Optometry
  • Oregon Optometric Physicians Association
  • Lane County Optometric Association
  • Willamette Valley Vision Therapy Study Group
  • Armed Forces Optometric Society
  • Colorado Optometric Association
  • Optometric Extension Program Foundation
  • College of Optometrists in Vision Development

  • Community Service:

  • Volunteer optometrist with AKANG during two week humanitarian mission serving native Mongolian's of the Southern Gobi Desert, August 2010
  • Gunnison Rotary Club, Active Member, 2010-present
  • Eugene Active 20-30 Club, Active Member, 2008-2009
  • Boy Scouts of America Den Leader for Pack 228, 2004-2007
  • Lead officer for 3rd Medical Group King Salmon Derby fundraiser, 2006
  • Volunteer optometrist during two week humanitarian mission serving Alaska's remote native population, April 2006
  • Chugiak Children's Services lead vision screener, 2006
  • Anchorage Bowl annual road side clean up: Lead organizer for local organizations, 2006 & 2007
  • St. Andrew's Catholic Church: Youth Education parent volunteer, 2004-2006
  • 314th Wing Annual Air Show: Medical support staff, 2002 & 2003
  • Volunteer for Torch Warrior the annual officer professional development conference, 2004
  • Task Force Rock Dining Out officer volunteer, efforts served over 700 guests, 2003
  • Last minute volunteer for medical humanitarian mission serving a remote area of Bolivia, 2003

  • Seminars / Inservice Programs Presented by Dr. Adamich:

  • Vision & Learning: Key optometric speaker, Lifetime Eye Care staff training seminar, Eugene, OR May 2009
  • Sports Vision: Key optometric speaker at 2009 Oregon Athletic Trainers' Society, University of Oregon Cassanova Center, May 9, 2009
  • Diabetes and the Eye: Key optometric speaker at October 2008 OCB conference School for the blind, Salem Oregon
  • InfantSee Awareness: Key optometric speaker Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program, Eugene, May 2008
  • Low Vision Services for Seniors: Key optometric speaker Olive Plaza, Sawyer House, Sheldon Oaks, and Willamette Oaks Retirement Living Community, April 2008
  • 3rd Medical Group Diabetes Education: accredited by American Diabetes Association: Key optometric speaker 2004-2007
  • Optometric Management of Ocular Conditions in the Deployed Environment: Key optometric speaker for flight surgeon medic's 2004 & 2005
  • Eye Safety: Key optometric speaker at annual 314th Medical Group Safety Day 2003

  • Recognition and Awards:

  • Re-commissioned, Alaska Air National Guard, December 2010
  • Honorable Discharge from the United States Air Force, July 2007
  • Air Force Commendation Medal, July 2004 & July 2007
  • Officer of the Quarter, 3rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, September 2005 and July 2006
  • Letter of Commendation from commanding officer during Operation Arctic Care 2006

  • Post-Doctorate Education & Certification:

  • From Mirror Neurons to Embodied Cognition: A Practical Course for Developing Effective Visual Thinking Skills, 40th Annual Colorado Vision Training Conference, September 2010
  • Board Certification, Awarded Fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, October 17, 2009, Denver Colorado
  • Ocular Therapeutics and Injections course, Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR, August 2009
  • Acquired Brain Injury Clinical Skills I course, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association Conference, Portland, OR, March 2009
  • Neurological Basis and Research supporting the optometric efficacy of vision therapy, 39th Annual Colorado Vision Training Conference, September 2008
  • Behavioral Vision Concepts; Evaluation & Training of: Binocular Vision, Visual Perception, Strabismus & Amblyopia, and Vision Problems secondary to Traumatic Brain Injury; Acquired through the San Diego Center for Vision Care, 100 credit hours, 2007
  • Optometric Management of the Patient with Acquired Brain Injury, Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy, Meeting at 2007 College of Optometrists in Vision Development, 14 credit hours
  • TOP EYE graduate, USAF F-15 high performance aircraft immersion school, 2006


  • MEET STACEY

    Professional Background:

  • Occupational Therapist, Community Options, Montrose, CO 2011-present.
  • Vision Therapist, Gravity Works Vision Development Center, Gunnison, CO 2010 – present
  • Occupational Therapist, Gunnison County FAST program, Gunnison, CO 2010 – present
  • Occupational Therapist, Gunnison Valley Hospital, Gunnison CO, 2009 – present
  • Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapy Associates, Mt. Crested Butte, CO, 2009 – present
  • Occupational Therapist, YAI/NYL Gramercy School, New York, NY, 2005-2009
  • Occupational Therapist, Stepping Stones Day School, New York, NY, 2006-2008
  • Occupational Therapist, Children's Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, NJ, 2004-2005
  •     • Outpatient Comprehensive Feeding Team
        • Therapy Efficiency and Action Task Force
  • Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Training Program, San Francisco, CA, 2002-2003
  • Occupational Therapist, Coastside Pediatric Therapy Center, Half Moon Bay, CA 2001-2003
  • Occupational Therapist, California Children's Services, San Lorenzo, CA, 2002
  • Occupational Therapist, Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA 2001-2002
  • Master of Occupational Therapy, Samuel Merritt College, Oakland, CA 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1996

  • Professional Organizations:

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Colorado Occupational Therapy Association
  • New York Occupational Therapy Association
  • California Occupational Therapy Association
  • Community Service
  • Volunteer, Colorado Airlift Outreach optometry clinic in San Quintin, Mexico September, 2011
  • Volunteer, Crested Butte International Film Festival, 2011
  • Volunteer, Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association trail building sessions, 2010 and 2011
  • Volunteer, Elk Mountains Grand Traverse, 2009 and 2011
  • Volunteer, Adaptive Sports Center, 2009-2010
  • Volunteer, Halloween Hayride, Children's Specialized Hospital, 2005

  • Seminars/Inservice Programs Presented by Stacey:

  • "Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorders," Bridging The Gap: An Integrated Approach To Health And Wellness, Western State College, Gunnison CO, October 2011
  • "What Are Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration?" Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte, CO, June 2009
  • "What Is Occupational Therapy?" Gunnison County FAST Program, Gunnison, CO, February 2009
  • "When To Refer To Occupational Therapy/Sensory Strategies For Improved Attention And Posture," Talk to Kelly Speech Therapy Practice, New York, NY, March 2008
  • "Developmental Concerns for Children Who Are Ventilator Dependent," Children's Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, NJ, September 2005

  • Post Graduate Education

  • "Handwriting Without Tears," Pre-K and K-5 Workshops, December 2010
  • "From Mirror Neurons to Embodied Cognition: A Practical Course for Developing Effective Visual Thinking Skills," 40th Annual Colorado Vision Training Conference, September 2010
  • "In the Clinic with Dr. A Jean Ayres," E-seminar, Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, April 2010
  • "Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation: Assessment and Treatment," Therapeutic Resources, Inc., May 2008
  • "Advanced Practical Sense in Sensory Integration," TheraPeeds, Inc., May 2007
  • "Autistic Spectrum: The Bridge Between Current Research in Neurology and Its Application to Clinical Practice," Therapeutic Services, Inc., January 2007
  • "Families as Partners," YAI/NYL Lifestart Program, January 2007
  • YAINYL ED/ADHD Task Force Training, November 2006
  • "Examination, Evaluation and Intervention Planning for the Early Intervention and Preschool Aged Child," June 2006
  • YAI/NYL Intensive Behavioral Training Program, 33 hours, February - June 2006
  • Early Intervention Training Institute/Rose F. Kennedy Center Annual Lecture Series, March-April 2006
  • "Manual Techniques in Pediatric Treatment," I & T Early Start, Inc., June 2005
  • "NDT Approach to Infant Treatment," ProHealth & Fitness, Inc., December 2004
  • "Clinical Assessment and Practical Interventions for Praxis: From Ideation to Execution", 2nd California Symposium on Intervention for Persons with Special Needs, April 2003
  • "From Eyesight to Insight: Visual and Vestibular Assessment and Treatment," 1st California Symposium on Intervention for Persons with Special Needs, April 2002
  • "Applying Motor Learning Principles to Patient Care," Samuel Merritt College, March 2002
  • "Sensory Defensiveness: A Comprehensive Treatment Approach," Avanti Educational Programs, October 2001
  • "Basics and Beyond Splinting," North Coast Medical, October 2000

  • MEET JOANNA

    Background:


    Dr. Albert completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Adelphi University. She graduated from the State University of New York State College of Optometry with her Doctorate of Optometry in June of 2012.

    Dr. Albert is passionate about giving back to the local and global communities. She has been on three medical missions trips to Central America to provide eye care for several indigenous villages. She was awarded the 2012 Dr. Max Cohen Memorial Award for outstanding volunteer commitment to community service, and she was recognized as a Carl Zeiss Fellow in 2011 by the American Optometric Foundation. Dr. Albert completed a strong vision therapy clinical internship with a nationally-recognized Behavioral Optometrist in San Carlos, California.

    When Dr. Albert is not in the office, you can find her playing ultimate frisbee, strumming her guitar, snapping photographs, or strapped to her snowboard.