Office Tour

What to Expect During Your Visit

Dr. McBryar is proud to welcome you to her state-of-the-art, comfortable, and expansive office space. It is generally divided between the low vision treatment side and the vision therapy side, but they are part of the same whole. Enjoy a quick overview of the facility.

How Low Vision is Treated

The small but comfortable reception area also includes the technician’s office, which is behind a partition both to enable her to work with less distraction, but also to ensure that any patient info she is working with remains properly confidential according to HIPPA guidelines.

Patients will then move to the preliminary testing room, which contains several testing devices including a visual field, OCT, autorefractor and retinal camera, before moving to one of two exam rooms. One of these is larger than the other, designed to be wheelchair accessible.

Low vision patients who require extra examination will then proceed to another device room, which contains a great number of devices used to run more specific tests, including vision relating to screens.

The office also features a small optical space where there is a limited selection of frames, along with numerous absorptive filters that can be moved to exam rooms--or even outside if the patient has an issue related to outdoor glare that requires correction. This room also features a piano, which sees a fair amount of use thanks to a significant number of musician patients that come through.

The Crossover Point

Near the location where the low vision side and the vision therapy side meet, we have Dr. McBryar’s office, some storage space, and a spillover therapy room that the therapists can use if they’re working with a child that has attention issues or for an orientation session. It’s a nice open space that will likely see more use going forward. This area is also where you’ll find the restrooms; one for patients and the other for employees.

The Vision Therapy Side

There isn’t a whole lot of crossover between the two sides for the sake of staying organized (phone calls received are triaged to the appropriate side and appointments are color coded so it’s easy to tell at a glance who is coming in for what.) However, the two sides may become more interconnected in the future.

One thing you’re sure to notice is the hall with handprints in paint from children who’ve graduated from vision therapy. It’s a nice way for them to celebrate.

Following along this path you’d reach the main therapy room, which features 4 large work stations. The kids in vision therapy aren’t kept stationary, however; they’re bounced around between a half dozen or so different procedures, so they’re never bored.

Off to the side, there’s a smaller room for patients who are doing a lot of body work like bilateral integration. It’s helpful to be able to bring patients to a more private space to get down on the floor so they don’t have to feel silly in front of other kids--and so other kids aren’t distracted by the kid on the floor.

Close by is the lead therapist’s office, where all the programming of therapy is done, and where she can talk to parents about their child’s progress or other matters, and there is a larger conference room available for us as well. There is also one additional exam room on this side--which features an ancient projector!

Very Kid Friendly

The reception area on this side is quite large and open, with plenty of room for families. Kids won’t be lacking space in which to to run around while they await their appointment. And, importantly for anyone bringing kids, there is a conveniently located restroom.

Convenient Location

The office is located in a professional center, with lots of other doctors offices close at hand, and there is plenty of available parking right outside the office. Something that is not only convenient for patients, but also for employees, contributing to a much more comfortable working environment.


Vision therapy is well worth the response, time and effort. Our Son had a hard time focusing and writing neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time if previously took. His abilities to focus improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

Also, he was better at listening. As a parent, we wanted learning to be fun for our Son, and vision therapy made this possible.

Amanda T.

Vision Therapy is well worth the expense, time and effort. Our son had a hard time focusing handwriting neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time it previously took his abilities to focus and improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

Also, he was better at listening. As a parent you wanted learning to be fun for our son and vision therapy made this possible.

Alexa H.

Vision Therapy has given or son the tools he needs to be able to scan and read the written word more effectively and efficiently.

He love working with John and these working sessions give him the motivation to gladly work on his homework assignments.

It amazed us to see the difference in the tracking of his eyes and along a line of it's from the beginning to the end of the treatment.

Dr. McBryar , Kristen and John  are all marvelous and we would recommend them to anyone I only wish that we would have found them sooner!

Charlotte M.

Prior to coming to the institute for vision development my son complained of daily headaches. Therapy has eliminated his headaches completely. I love knowing my son is able to learn pain-free for the rest of his life because of the work that has been done over just a few weeks in this office. He he absolutely loved coming that didn't even feel like going to a doctor or therapy. We are grateful for the relief he was able to find by coming here.

Thank you!

Olivia C.

Seems much less frustrated with life

Reads non-stop and fast

Spelling abilities have been hugely improved

Seems much more confident

Thank You!!!

Kelly O.

When we first came to the practice, my son did not have huge issues, but lots of small ones- trouble with reading, sports (hitting the baseball consistently), coordination, etc- that were not easily detectable,but when put together presented issues. The staff here were all very professional and loving towards him. While I was concerned in the reading, my son was concerned with the athletic side. Seeing improvement night off the bat gave him confidence that i have nor seen in him and made him want to not only Come to therapy, but also made him want to work hard. He has surpassed his grade level and above in reading and hit his first home run this year! Thank you!!!

Alice M.
1 2 3 10



Understanding Foggy vision

Is foggy vision troubling you? Let our experienced optometrist restore your sight – book an appointment today and see the […]

Read More

Vision Therapy for Nystagmus: Improving Visual Function and Quality of Life

According to the National Eye Institute, nystagmus affects approximately 0.24% of the general population in the United States. This means […]

Read More

Cleaning Your Eyelids With Hypochlorous Acid: The Ultimate Solution for Eyelid Infections and Inflammation From Blepharitis

Are you tired of dealing with eyelid inflammation? Well, there's good news for you! Hypochlorous acid, a natural bactericidal compound, […]

Read More
see all blogs

Contact Us To Amplify Your EyeCare

Amplify EyeCare Chattanooga Logo

Working Hours

Monday - Tuesday
7:30AM - 5:15PM

Wednesday - Thursday
8:00AM - 5:15PM

Friday - Sunday

1043 Executive Drive Suite #101 Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 710 3966
Website Accessibility Policy
Safety protocols page
privacy policy
For Patients
Call Us
eyefile-adduserphone-handsetcalendar-fullarrow-uparrow-right linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram