Meet Our Team                                                                            


Dr. Sharon Snider


Dr. Sharon L. Snider, Developmental Optometrist, received her doctorate from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Optometry in 1983.  She holds board certification with both the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD).


Her practice, Snider Therapy Centers, Inc., is unique, as it is the only practice in the state of Alabama specializing in the field of Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation.  Therapies provided include developmental Vision Therapy, Sensory LearningTM, Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation, Auditory Integration Training, Ocular Phototherapy, Interactive Metronome, and Sports Vision Enhancement.


Visual skills disorders are often misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD or as dyslexia.  However, using neuro-visual rehabilitative therapy, success rates in the 85 to 99 percentile range have routinely been achieved.  Dr. Snider has worked with children with learning-related vision disorders since 1992, and this population still remains the predominant portion of her practice.  Additional patient populations benefiting from the therapies provided by Snider Therapy Centers, Inc. include:


          Acquired Brain Injury

          Autistic Spectrum Disorders

          Sensory Integration Dysfunction

          Pervasive Developmental Delays


Dr. Snider lectures frequently to educators, healthcare professionals, and parents on a variety of topics including learning-related visual disorders, traumatic brain injury, autistic spectrum disorders, and multisensory deficits.  She and her husband own the Snider Therapy Centers with locations in Birmingham, Alabama; Dothan, Alabama; Huntsville, Alabama; and Columbus, Mississippi.






Randy Snider,  BS



Position:  Director of Therapy Services and Staff Education


Areas of Study:  Vision Therapy, Phototherapy, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Sensory Learning, Interactive Metronome, Johansen Individualized Auditory Stimulation, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)


About Mr. Snider:  Mr. Snider is the Director of the Snider Therapy Centers in Alabama and Mississippi.  He graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1978 with a Biology major and a Chemistry minor.  Introduced to vision therapy in 1992, Mr. Snider completed his first two courses under the instruction of Dr. Mitchell Scheiman, Director of the Pediatric and Binocular Vision Programs at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and author of over 100 articles.



Through the years, Mr. Snider has attended numerous conferences and seminars in developmental vision, neuro-optometric rehabilitation, and ocular phototherapy.  Additional areas of study include Sensory Learning, Interactive Metronome, and Johansen’s listening therapy.  Mr. Snider recently attended iLs' Advanced Practitioner Training Course.


Mr. Snider oversees the care of those individuals enrolled in ocular phototherapy, the Sensory Learning Program, and listening therapy. 


On a personal note, Mr. Snider is on the board of Friends of Romania, a group of pastors and businessmen who support several ministries in Romania and Moldova.  They also provide support for an orphanage in Moldova.



                                                                                                                                                   Clinic Staff:


Birmingham, AL

                                                                    Erica Barrie, Sensory Learning Technician                                                                                                   Skye Fetherolf, Front Desk                                                                                         Stephanie Fuqua, Front Desk                                                                                    Ruth Greer, Vision Therapist                                                                          Laura Helms, Vision Therapist                                                             Cameron Coley, Vision Therapist                                                               Jason Romans, Operations Manager                                                                   Lesley Romans, Accountant

                                                             Angela Snider, Sensory Learning Technician                                              

                                                               Huntsville, AL

                                                                        Kim Cantrell, Sensory Learning Technician, Vision Therapist                                                                                  Rita Tippens, Vision Therapist                                                             Elizabeth Witteveen, Sensory Learning Technician, Vision Therapist


Columbus, MS

                                                                                              Lynne Beck, Vision Therapist                                                                      Stacy Dewberry, Vision Therapist                                                                     Angie Huskison, Clinic Director                                                                                           Elizabeth Parker, Vision Therapist                                                                      Vicky Schrepferman, Vision Therapist                                                                      Lisa Smith, Chief Vision Therapist                                                               Coleman Swain, Vision Therapist                                                                    Gloria Wilson, Front Desk                                                                                    





Dothan, AL                                                            

                                                                       Olivia Snider, Clinic Director