Dr. Dan serves Eminence Family Eyecare on a consultation basis. He utilizes his expertise to solve complex problems. As a consultant to other physicians, he visits individuals in hospitals, universities, rehabilitation centers, and homes.
Dr. Dan Gottlieb is an inventor, author, and teacher. Board Certifications and honors include: Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and Distinguished member of the National Academies of Practice. He is a founding member of the multidisciplinary organization Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, NORA, Int. (NORA.CC). Dr. Dan is a specialist in low-vision, vision rehabilitation, and neuro-optometric rehabilitation.
He has keen insights and understands the challenges many face with loss of vision and motor skills. Important issues of safety, getting back to work, and driving, are keys to independence. He understands disability and its emotional, physical, and financial challenges. Dr. Gottlieb's Vision is helping people, creating independence, enhancing functions, preserving health, and preventing secondary injuries and disability whenever possible.
He has unique insights for infants, children and adults in vision-related learning disorders, and acquired visual disorders from neurological insult such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, or stroke. He understands visual field loss and sensory inattention, also called "visual neglect.” He also has a lifetime of experiences with visual disorders of lifesaving treatments in prematurity including complications of retinopathy and cortical visual impairment.
The Visual Field Awareness System™ (VFAS) is essential in Dr. Dan's present vision rehabilitation paradigm. The newly patented (April 15, 2014) Visual Field Expansion System™ (VFES), in many cases, breaks through "visual neglect,” sometimes in seconds, and are called Neglect Busters.
Dr. Gottlieb has developed a patent-pending light device.
His REKINDLE VISION Stimulator is helping to break through the visual loss in Stroke and Brain Injury.
He is hopeful this device will awaken vision in infants and children who have been told their eyes are healthy, but who have a Cortical Visual Impairment preventing visual success.
Patented prism and prescription treatments for averted gaze increase attention and focus for children and adults. Unique insights about children including those with Pervasive Developmental Delays and Autism are available.
Dr. Gottlieb intends to pass on his innovations to a new generation of physicians.
In the past, he has provided internships to a diverse group of talented young doctors from five Colleges of Optometry.
He works side-by-side with Ophthalmologists and physicians of all disciplines. He understands the value of working with specialists in cranial-sacral medicine, including board-certified osteopaths and physicians practicing integrative medicine. He embraces the opportunities to be side-by-side with Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists and students of all disciplines.
Dr. Dan has published articles and contributed to textbooks, and delivered lectures at conferences around the world.
A pioneer of Neuro-optometry Dr. Gottlieb’s innovative spirit and open-mindedness have also drawn his interest to the importance of diet and other treatments. His model of rehabilitation for motor loss includes therapeutic music, dance, yoga, exercise, and sports. Staying active creates breakthrough innovations in movement recovery for those with Brain Injury, Stroke, and motor paralysis. These are some of Dr. Gottlieb’s most rewarding moments and concepts because of his personal experiences.
Dr. Dan frequently hears “you were the only one to provide hope for improvements when everyone else says there is no help possible.” His insights provide hope to improve vision, cognitive skills and perception, motor function, and basic Activities of Daily Living.
Dr. Dan has a lifetime of celebrating family creating precious moments and memories. He has two grown children, a granddaughter and a granddog. He enjoys singing, travel, photography, FaceTime, and teaching swimming for the children of Camp Gan Israel in Chattanooga Tennessee.
Credentials: Daniel D. Gottlieb O.D. ▪ F.A.A.O. ▪ F.C.O.V.D. ▪ N.A.P.
B.S., O.D. from Salus University (formerly known as the Pennsylvania College of Optometry)
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry (F.A.A.O.)
Fellow, College of Optometrists in Vision Development (F.C.O.V.D.)
Distinguished Member of the National Academies of Practice (N.A.P.)
Founding Member Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, (NORA Int'l)
Former President and Director, Gottlieb Vision Group Stone Mountain: (1976 - 2009)
Former Director, Gottlieb Vision Group Center for Specialty Care: (2002-2017)
Founder, REKINDLE™ Vision a model Vision Rehabilitation Program