The Accelerant Program

Supercharged free practice management consulting for VT clinics who qualify

A year long commitment from us to double or triple your business.

When we say "practice management consulting," we're not talking about giving a few tidbits of advice. Our team will fly out to your clinic to implement our program and then engage with you for a year to ensure its success.

How to Qualify

We are looking for optometrists who are entrepreneurs who really want to grow the VT side of their practice. You may have an existing practice or starting a new practice.


  • Have capacity to grow to at least 60 weekly vision therapy sessions.

  • Must be willing for our team to come in for two full business days to meet with you and your staff (staff involvement will vary on the practice).

  • Also be willing to have one to two follow-up phone calls a month

  • Be willing to reimburse our team's travel expenses to meet with you and your staff

  • Be willing to work hard, make changes, and see results!

How to Apply

We want to learn about your practice and the challenges you are facing to see if you are good fit for our program.  The application takes about 15-30 minutes to complete.  Please apply here.

*We also offer traditional practice management consulting services.  You can schedule a  free initial consult with Dr. Winters here


Dr. Christina Murray

Emergent has really transformed our clinic in just a matter of weeks.  

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Dr. Valerie Lam

I'm a clinician by nature and not a business person. I needed this help.

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Dr. Corinne Odineal

I now have some good processes to work on...I feel like they've really helped.

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Check out Dr. Winters Blog - Best Practices in America - based on our practice management consulting work

Our Consulting Team


Benjamin C. Winters, OD, FCOVD

Launched 4 VT clinics

Dr. Winters is board-certified in vision development and vision therapy.  In 2010, he started Washington Vision Therapy Center in Yakima, Washington which grew to having over 150 concurrent patients in vision therapy.  This growth continued as he helped start 2 more vision therapy clinics in Washington State.  His advocacy for children that struggle with life-altering developmental vision problems has included over 100 lectures in colleges, professional groups, parent groups, and schools. He is one of the founders of Building Vision, a non-profit that raises awareness and funds for individuals struggling with these vision problems and which has given free screenings to almost 1000 children in the Yakima area.  


Tyler Ives

Tyler is a serial entrepreneur and launched his first successful venture while pursuing a degree in International Business at the University of Washington. Passionate about business creation, he joined Shoobx in 2014 to help other entrepreneurs successfully launch and grow their individual companies. Through this work he has provided business consulting to several Fortune-500 companies.  He has also been a guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School.  Yet, his passion still lies in helping small businesses succeed and grow.   

Serial Entreprenuer


James Smith, COVT

8 years experience as a vision therapist

James Smith, COVT has been a vision therapist for many years and became certified through the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in 2015. His doctors have often commented on his instinctiveness in patient care and how he is able to connect with patients.  Through Emergent, James has worked with over 150 vision therapists through the Emergent Online Vision Therapy Course. He is currently a mentor for the COVT program through COVD.  His experience and knowledge in vision therapy have led doctors to asking him to come to their clinic and help train their vision therapists. James is a natural teacher and loves helping vision therapists meet their potential.