Emergent Consulting Services
Our Consulting Team
Benjamin C. Winters, OD, FCOVD
Launched 4 VT clinics
James Smith, COVT
8 years experience as a vision therapist
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 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.
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.