Dr. Tanya Polec knows first hand the importance of looking beyond 20/20. Vision therapy helped her overcome significant visual problems that went undiagnosed until her teenage years. She has received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona for Molecular and Cellular Biology, further credentials from the Southern College of Optometry, and has achieved the designation of Fellow with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD). She regularly lectures at schools, hospitals, and athletic functions. Her experience has made her a first choice among both professional and collegiate athletes, as well as, many armed forces personnel in Tucson, AZ and throughout the rest of the country.
Dr. Taylor Hutchins earned his doctorate of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in May 2013. He completed internships at the Salt Lake City VA Hospital and with Utah Valley Optometric Physicians. Upon graduation, he was employed by Southwestern Eye Center in Safford, AZ. While in Safford, he provided medical eye care to the community and EAC Athletes. Dr. Hutchins is actively working with the intercollegiate and Professional sports teams, including the University of Arizona (in conjunction with Dr. Polec) and Pima Community College. He provided Sports Vision evaluations for the San Diego Padres in 2017. He is currently working with Dr. Tanya Polec and Dr. William Padula OD, FAAO, FNORA, DPNAP, focusing on post-concussion research relating to prevention and rehabilitation. He is also self-employed as a contract Optometrist for Eyezone Training, PLLC.
Dr. David Friedel is graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1967, Dr. Friedel did his externship/internship at the acclaimed SUNY College of Optometry. He spent two years as a captain in the United States Army, where he worked in a clinic for patients and children with learning disabilities. After the military, Dr. Friedel returned to SUNY where he worked as a teacher and advisor for four years. In 1974 he moved in Tucson, where he practiced Optometry and vision therapy for more than 25 years. While he closed the doors to his own office in 2000, we have been blessed to have his knowledge, experience and expertise as a consultant, mentor and friend to our clinic Tucson optometry clinic since 2002.
Dr. William Polec is a Naturopathic Medical Physician who specializes in physical medicine, nutritional evaluation, and healthy lifestyle. He has spent the past 23 years in private practice, addressing problems of physical visceral system imbalances, past physical trauma resolution, head pain and congestion, digestion/elimination, and birth trauma. He has trained with the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, has taught Visceral Manipulation for the Upledger Institute and is adjunct faculty member with Bastyr University. Dr. Will Polec's expertise and unique ability to empower the fundamental systems of the body to work in harmony makes his skill set a valuable asset to our Tucson Optometry team.
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