Amy Chang, OD, FCOVD is a graduate of State University of New York College of Optometry, she completed her residency in Acquired Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation at SUNY Optometry. She is a fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. She has received the following awards, Louis Herman Memorial Award for Outstanding Compassion in Patient Care, COVD Award for excellence in Vision Training, and the Best Literature of the Year Award.
She has spent the last ten years treating military and civilians with traumatic brain injuries in the hospital setting. She has enjoyed helping to improve her patients’ lives after a brain injury. She also enjoys educating other optometrists and health professionals, having lectured in local and national conferences, publishing journal articles, and even a book titled “Neurovision Rehabilitation Guide” which is a manual for therapists on vision rehabilitation.
Dr. Chang understands that every patient is unique and that the best way to understand a patient is to actively listen. She is often told that she has a very calming voice and demeanor and that she explains things in a way that is easy to understand.
Dr. Chang is excited to bring her expertise and also learn from Dr. Hutchins. She is confident that she will be able to provide the high quality of care that her patients have been accustomed to.
Dr. Chang enjoys connecting with her patients on a personal level and taking time to fully understand her patient’s needs and outcomes. Dr. Chang enjoys working with patients that have been told by other doctors that “there’s nothing that can be done” or that “their problems are too complicated to solve.” She finds that very often times there can be a solution and will work with patients to attain their goals.
Dr. Chang is married and has two dogs, Arni and Ivan. She enjoys spending her free time camping, hiking, and silversmithing.