Jason Clopton, OD, FCOVD, ABO
Dr. Clopton is the only board certified and fellowship trained neuro-optometrist in the Upper Cumberland area. He is also the only American Board of Optometry certified optometrist in the area. He has pursued the highest level of post-doctorate education possible to provide research based neuro-optometry to the UC area.
Dr. Jason Clopton graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 1999. In 1998 he was awarded Clinician of the Year by his professors and the InWave Optics Low Vision Award.
After graduation he went into private practice with a passion for comprehensive vision care that made a difference.
In 2001, he started the first pediatric and brain injury referral therapy center in Tennessee with his wife Heidi Clopton, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist.
He was awarded Tennessee's Young Optometrist of the Year in 2002 by the TN Optometric Association voted on by his fellow Optometrists.
He attained his Fellowship in the College of Optometry in Vision Development in 2006. He is the only eye doctor in the Upper Cumberland to obtain this fellowship in vision development, brain injury treatment and neuro-visual therapies.
Dr. Clopton has served on the Board of Directors of the College of Optometry in Vision Development, the Board of Directors of the TN Brain Injury Association, and is President of the American Optometric Association Vision Rehabilitation Section executive council.
Dr. Clopton has co-authored two chapters in the book, Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs. He has published journal papers and lectures throughout the US and at international meetings on pediatrics, eye movements, strabismus and amblyopia, vision/vestibular, neurotransmitters, brain injury, concussions, and neuro-rehabilitation.
In 2010 he founded EyeLign Products, LLC., a company which is producing the ParaDigm ® device for detection and aligning of oculomotor deviations. These are patent pending devices for the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of eye movement and functioning disorders.
Dr. Clopton is passionate about how the right comprehensive vision exam with a doctor trained in pediatrics and functional vision can make a difference in a child's visual development, visual attention, focus, ability to read, and eye-hand coordination. He specializes in pediatric vision exams, vision therapy for eye movement disorders and reading delays.
He also does routine comprehensive vision care for the whole family with an optical on site.
You can email him questions at [email protected]
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