Meet Our Team

Richard E. Sorkin, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Dr. Sorkin is an optometric physician, board certified in vision development and vision therapy.     In addition to working with patients, Dr. Sorkin has served as Faculty at Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, in a variety of positions including Instructor, Assistant Professor and Interim Chief of the Pediatrics & Binocular Vision Service.  He has taught hundreds of optometry students the importance of Binocular Vision and Vision Therapy.

Dr. Sorkin provides in-depth testing for the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems that often interfere with reading, learning and other activities of daily living.  He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association and a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). 

Dr. Sorkin truly enjoys helping his patients overcome the visual roadblocks to their success and has been providing this type of vision care to patients for over 15 years.

Shannon “Renee” Wise

ReneeRenee has worked with children in a variety of settings for several years.  In addition to working with neuro-typical children, she also has extensive experience working with children who have mental, physical and learning challenges such as: Asperger’s, Autism, Downs Syndrome, various Developmental Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Deafness (or Hard of Hearing), Blindness, etc.

“Renee has a special gift in working with children,” Dr. Sorkin shares, “She brings out the best in every child and helps motivate them to complete their vision therapy program.” Renee completed fellowship as a certified optometric vision therapist in October of 2014. She is one of a select few therapists in the state of Florida to achieve fellowship status. Renee is currently pursuing Optometry School.

Kelsey Egan

KelseyKelsey first experienced visual therapy at our practice as a child after an eye injury made it difficult for her to use both eyes together as a team. She completed visual therapy with Dr. Michael Phillips, who was a pioneer in the field of Vision Therapy. Kelsey continued on as a patient when Dr. Sorkin succeeded Dr. Phillips.

Kelsey received her training as a Vision Therapist from Dr. Sorkin as well as Board Certified Vision Therapists. She continues to learn the newest procedures from Dr. Sorkin and continuing education courses. Kelsey is proficient in providing vision therapy for children and adults of all ages. Kelsey achieved fellowship as a certified visual therapist (COVT) in April of 2017.

"The most rewarding part of being a vision therapist is helping patients understand their visual system and using that understanding to improve their lives in the real world"

Saba Torabi

Dr. Sorkin has personally trained Saba in optometric visual therapy and oversees each child’s program to ensure success. Saba came to the office after several years as a practicing pharmacy technician. She is currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program in Health Sciences at the University of South Florida. Her studies include a concentration in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as Public Health. Saba looks forward to furthering her studies in order to obtain a doctorate in Occupational Therapy.

While having experience working with patients of all ages, her long term goal has always been to help the pediatric population. She was elected president of the Florida Future Educators of America Honor Society. Saba is fluent in both English and Farsi, and is currently developing skills in American Sign Language.