Dr Mary Gregory is Board Certified in Optometry and Vision Development. She was named "2007 Young OD of the Year" by the Minnesota Optometric Association, and serves on the Diabetic Advisory Committee at the Monticello/Big Lake Hospital and the Minnesota Optometric Association’s Membership Committee, Chair of the Children’s Vision Committee, and on the Speaker Committee. In 2011 Dr. Gregory was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Minnesota Optometric Association. In 2014, Dr. Gregory was nationally recognized with the Dr. W. David Sullins, Jr. InfantSEE® Award, and was named Health Care Practioner of the Year for the state of Minnesota by Minnesota Business Magazine. Dr Gregory is passionate about her work in vision development, reading and learning and the visual effects of traumatic brain injury. In addition to Uptown Eye Care, Dr Gregory runs a therapy clinic, Omni Vision & Learning Center, where she works with patients in need of visual rehabilitation. Read Dr Gregory's full bio here.

Uptown Eye Care VOSH Minnesota Panama

Dr Gregory Goes to Panama – Eye Care Missions Trip

There are so many thoughts, emotions and stories to tell about my families recent mission trip to Panama. It’s difficult to even know where to begin! Our trip’s mission through an organization called VOSH-Minnesota was to provide eye care and glasses to people without the resources to do this on their own. What we provided were 5,000 pairs of glasses, 12 doctors and 27 helpers. What we donated were 1,828 eye exams and over 3,000 pairs of glasses. What we brought home was priceless- new friends, a stronger faith and a desire to share more.

How Vision Affects Learning in the Classroom

How Vision Affects Learning – Child’s Visual Learning in the Classroom

It’s the time of year already for conferences. I feel like we were just shopping for new school supplies and scheduling hair cuts for class pictures. Yet fall is almost past us and my husband and I just finished conferences for my two children last week. Sitting in the classroom is always a little strange for me. It makes me realize that my children have these lives of their own and this is their daily “home away from home”. It also reminds me how vision affects learning and how much our children’s vision plays a part in their classroom experience. How do you know if your child’s vision is working to enhance his/her learning? Maybe it’s hindering your child’s learning. Let me briefly explain how vision affects learning and provide a few quick ways to flag it as a possible concern.