Dr.Jennifer Brady CookM.S., O.D
Dr. Brady makes it a policy to ensure that all staff members of Visionary Eye Care are up-to-date on the latest eye care developments and technology to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible. Since optometric technology is constantly changing, it is important to select an eye doctor who possesses all the necessary optometry qualifications and follows the latest advancements in eye care.
Virtually a native Floridian, I grew up in Daytona and Flagler Beach. Being a daughter of a teacher and photographer, I developed a passion for science and the arts. I was Salutatorian of my class at Flagler Palm Coast High School in 1992. I went to undergrad at Florida Atlantic University and received a Bachelor's of Science with Honors in Chemistry in 1995 and then my Master's in Chemistry the following year. I then went on to optometry school in Florida at Nova Southeastern University and graduated in 2000.
As a Doctor of Optometry, part of my commitment to my patients is ongoing professional education. As technology and the world around us changes, I have to keep up-to-date, because I have to provide the best care possible for your eyes. I enjoy seeing patients of all ages, including toddlers. I get great satisfaction out of fitting contact lenses, particularly for those told they can't wear them. My specialty is personalized ophthalmic care.
As a wife, dog mom, and now a real mom, I enjoy roller blading, yoga, and most outdoor activities. I have a passion for traveling, but the best trips are those with the whole family…including bulldogs. My charities are the Humane Society of Tampa (ASPCA) and the Hope Children's Home.
Dr.Michael A. CookO.D, F.C.O.V.D
I decided to become an Optometrist after my mother handed me an article about an optometrist when I was 17 years old. My main thought at the time was that it was a profession that would never bore me. Looking back decades later I think that was one of the few teenage thoughts I had about the future that turned out to be correct. I gained early admission to NOVA Southeastern University in 1996, which was quite fortuitous because it put me in the same class as my future wife. After graduating with my doctorate in Optometry in 2000 I worked in corporate Optometry while gaining experience and interest in how I could help children with Vision Related Learning Problems and other children that continuously needed stronger and stronger glasses. When my wife founded Visionary Eye Care in 2008 it gave me the opportunity to specialize in Pediatric Optometry.
Visual Therapy is often referred to as the most rewarding aspect of Optometry, since it involves significantly changing the lives of children for the better. Children often experience headaches and blurriness when reading, but do not think of it as a problem because they have no other experience with reading with which to compare. These problems can be treated with Visual Therapy and the results can be transformative, which is wonderfully gratifying for myself and the families involved.
I completed my fellowship in Visual Therapy in 2015. The whole process was especially wonderful for many reasons, not least of which being that I could successfully treat my youngest daughter’s crossed eye with therapy rather than surgery. When she looks at me with both of her beautiful brown eyes, it’s the best feeling ever.