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At Looking Forward Vision Therapy, we provide high quality, compassionate care for complex vision problems that require specialized treatment not available in most general optometry settings. Vision Therapy can lead to improved visual skills and quality of life in every area, from academics and professional work to athletics and personal goals.

Developmental and Behavioral Optometrist

Dr. Cathleen L. Doucette is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry, an Associate of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and a Clinical Associate of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation. After providing primary eye care for more than 25 years, specializing in pediatrics and vision therapy for more than 10 of them, Dr. Doucette is now focused entirely on her specialty practice of vision therapy and vision rehabilitation.

As a behavioral optometrist, Dr. Doucette is dedicated to helping her patients improve their visual function so that they may experience more comfortable vision, but also realize their full potential in academics, sports, work, and life.

Outside of work, she loves the theater, being in nature, cooking, and spending time with family. 


Before vision therapy, Nora had challenges with reading and focusing on close work, such as worksheets. When we had her evaluated by Dr. Doucette, we were able to understand how much her vision was impeding her ability to do schoolwork and other tasks.

We are not even through (our VT program) with Dr. Doucette, and we are already seeing amazing improvements. In fact, she read an entire chapter book on her own for the first time ever! Additionally, her behavior and confidence have greatly improved.

It takes hard work and commitment, but we are so happy we did this for her. Dr. Doucette is excellent at what she does!

Nora's Parents

Cory reported that along with improvement in vision that he experienced, he noticed a huge difference in positive behavioral changes since vision therapy. "The exercises allowed me to improve in ways that I didn't initially expect. I could also notice clear improvement from day to day, which was very encouraging."


College Student

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