THE STAFF AT Impact Vision Therapy
Our dedicated team of therapists, and staff work together to comprehensively test, diagnose, and treat each person in a patient first, patient friendly environment. At Impact Vision Therapy, we work one-on-one with each patient. Our highly customized therapy programs produce results that unlock each person’s fullest potential.
Meet Our Team
Christy Milks is our Lead Vision Therapist in Colorado Springs and in Castle Pines. Christy came to Impact Vision Therapy with a legal background. When her son was diagnosed in 2nd grade with eye teaming issues, it changed both his life and hers. He went through vision therapy and he became a different child at school and at home. He was below grade level in reading before vision therapy and by the end of 3rd grade he was at grade level and thriving in the classroom. He had been labeled extremely shy at school, but after therapy he became a much more confident student and it showed in class. Christy was excited to switch careers and immerse herself into a field which means so much to her and her family. Christy obtained her certification in vision therapy through COVD in 2018.
“Vision therapy helped my son and I was fascinated by it. Once I started doing this, I knew I didn’t want to do anything else.”
Christy moved to Colorado in 1997 and worked for a small law firm in Colorado Springs for 14 years before coming to Impact Vision. She lives in Monument with her husband and they lead a busy life keeping up with their three children- Phoebe, Owen, and Henry. When Christy isn’t working, she enjoys reading, hiking, and crochet.
Sharon Cacciato is a Vision Therapist in our Castle Pines office. She came to Impact Vision Therapy in 2017 after working as an adoption and foster care caseworker for 18 years. She also worked as an educational therapist, working specifically with kids and adults with neurological issues. With a master’s degree in clinical counseling and Sharon’s experience, her work with her vision patients comes easy.
“I love helping people see positive changes in their lives and making life easier for them”
Sharon spends her time outside of work watching the volleyball games her daughter plays, traveling with her husband and daughters, and reading non-fiction.
Robin Graziano is a vision therapist in our Colorado Springs and Castle Pines offices. Robin started working with Impact Vision Therapy in January 2020, but before that she worked as a chiropractic assistant and therapist for 25 years. She decided to make the change to vision therapy when she saw an opportunity to have a positive effect on patient’s well-being. She loves working in a field that allows for so much interaction and with her caring personality and patience, it is a great fit.
“I help patients build new pathways for visual skills. Knowing I am making an impact on a patient gives me great satisfaction”
When Robin is not working, she enjoys family time with her husband, daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren. Also, in her free time you will find Robin hiking, reading, ATV riding, and soap making- a personal accomplishment. She even has a small side business, Spruce Mountain Soap, where she sells her fabulous creations.
Rachel Frost is our Brain Injury Patient Advocate and office Technician. She has been with Impact Vision Therapy since December 2018. Rachel came to us with an optometry background and is very excited to be an active participant in the therapy process. As our Brain Injury Patient Advocate Rachel focuses on helping our brain injury patients along their path of recovery. Rachel also host our monthly support group for concussion patients. This group gives patients a sense of belonging, offers them the opportunity to connect with those in similar situations for support and an outlet for frustrations. As a technician, she gets to see patients at the beginning and end of their therapy process and can appreciate the gains they have made.
“It makes me happy to see the changes in patients. The happiness in them is infectious when they have made such great improvements”
When Rachel is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family (both with and without fur), cooking, baking, and traveling. Rachel is most proud of her move to Colorado in 2016 which she did on her own.
Amanda Snyder is the Patient Care Coordinator in our Colorado Springs office. She came to Impact Vision Therapy in 2016 after working in a private preschool as a teacher and director for 12 years. In early 2016, her youngest son was diagnosed with a Convergence Insufficiency and she became very interested in vision therapy. After seeing the positive improvements in her son’s personal and educational life, she decided to make a career change and join Impact Vision Therapy.
“I really enjoy talking with the families and hearing all the great stories about their kids’ improvements in education as a result of the therapy they receive here”
Amanda was born and raised in Pennsylvania and got her degree in Elementary Education from Lock Haven University. She and her husband moved to Colorado in 2003 and have two boys. They enjoy outdoor activities and traveling together. In her alone time, Amanda enjoys reading, crafting, and baking.
Nada Watt is the office manager for both Colorado Springs and Castle Pines locations. She has been with Impact Vision Therapy since January 2020. Before becoming our office manager, she owned and operated her own fabric store for 6 years, adding to her more than 30 years of management experience. When the store closed, she was very excited to be able to join Impact Vision. Working behind the scenes, Nada does her best to help everyone else do their jobs with minimal distractions and enjoys hearing all the success stories.
“I truly appreciate Dr. Watt’s commitment to patient care. He wants to make lives easier and better. To be a part of that is a gift”
Management comes easy for Nada. She has spent 30 years managing her own family of six children and now enjoys family time her children and their spouses plus the addition of 23 sweet grandchildren. Family is everything to Nada and it takes up most of her free time, but when she has time to herself, she enjoys flower gardening, quilting, sewing, and family history.
Sara Tucker is a vision therapist in our Colorado Springs office. She started working with Impact Vision Therapy in January 2021, but before that she worked for 10 years as a recreational therapist in both behavioral health and neurological rehab. She holds degrees in Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation Administration and is a registered yoga instructor. The time at her previous job gave her experience working with patients who had been diagnosed with TBIs, ABIs, and CVAs allowing her to be adaptable and flexible in the way she cares for her patients. Creating an environment that is fun but also purposeful is a goal she is carrying over into her current position. Making the switch to vision therapy has allowed her the opportunity to build individual connections with her patients throughout the therapy process.
“I look forward to seeing patients find confidence and enjoyment in activities that once were difficult. I’m excited to celebrate their successes and provide motivation when things get hard.”
Sara likes to spend her time outside of the office with her husband and their 3 dogs. Sara loves to volunteer and is passionate about animals. She fosters rescue dogs until they find their forever home while also trying to convince her husband they need more dogs of their own. She also enjoys hiking, yoga, crafting, and playing board games. Sara is most proud of her work during graduate school that allowed her to finish school with no student debt- all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA! Yay Sara!