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Amber Dawson, OD


pediatric optometry


Amber Dawson is an optometrist with expertise in special needs and functional vision assessments. As a pediatric optometrist, Dr. Dawson provides primary vision care to all children. Vision is crucial for development and her hope is to be an advocate and educate families on the importance of routine eye exams. She also specialize in special needs populations as well as low vision patients and hope to help grow the department to serve these populations as well.

education and training

  • medical school: Optometry school at Kentucky College of Optometry in Pikeville Kentucky
  • residency: University of Houston; pediatrics, binocular vision and special needs

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

pediatric optometry always peaked my interest in school. Once I learned I enjoyed it, I never looked back.

Dayton Children's is special because...

they make quality of patient care the highest priority.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I am excited to join a new specialty department and bring quality eye care to patients in the area.

I like working with kids because...

Kids are entertaining and challenging all in one breath. They keep me on my toes and never fail to surprise me. It's the most rewarding when they are successful!

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