Great outcomes are accomplished by a passionate team. You won't find a team more passionate and invested in your success than the team here at Performance Vision Therapy.
Dr. Kalie Baker
With a passion for working with children and a competitive and athletic drive to help athletes perform at their peak, Dr. Baker first brought her services to the South Bay in a unique and technologically advanced practice. After demand increased from patients driving from various parts of LA and Orange counties, she has expanded her services to both counties. As a Neuro-Optometrist, Dr. Baker works to improve the entire visual process beyond just the ability to see 20/20.
Dr. Baker received her undergraduate degree from CSU Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, and double concentrations in Microbiology and Molecular Biology.
She went on to receive her Doctorate in Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in the Philadelphia area. While working on her doctorate, Dr. Baker trained under world-renowned doctors who pioneered research in vision development and vision therapy as a treatment for countless disorders. She served a rotation specializing in pediatrics and vision therapy and it truly fueled her passion to help with the often missed disorders and her drive to learn more about diagnosing and treating them. She served another rotation at the Long Beach VA hospital assessing post-traumatic brain injury military servicemen and women and was deeply touched by the extensive level that vision is affected in brain injuries and researched further into vision rehabilitation.
While completing her doctorate she was the recipient of several awards and scholarships including the national American Optometric Society's InfantSee Scholarship. She was also awarded the Dr. & Mrs. H.C. Verma Memorial Award. The award was presented for demonstrating above-average community service outside of the campus while maintaining a high standard of academic performance.
Always continuing to learn and stay abreast of the newest research and treatment options, Dr. Baker is a member of and actively working on her fellowships through several organizations including the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitative Association, and the College of Vision Development.
Working to provide the best treatments and training for athletes, Dr. Baker is also a member of the International Sports Vision Association. The organization works with and trains doctors and other healthcare providers and professionals who work with children just starting and working to improve their skills to professional athletes.
Dr. Baker is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Baker spends her time enjoying the amazing weather in the South Bay with her two little ones. She enjoys spending time at the beach, jogging, golfing, and visiting farmer's markets. Dr. Baker is a member of various networking groups and is always working to stay up to date and active in the South Bay where she is happy to call home.
Yolanda Cortenbach, MS, COVT
With over 30 years of experience and helping countless patients, Yolanda has brought her vast expertise to the Performance Vision Therapy Team as the practice's Clinical Manager and Lead Vision Therapist.
Ms. Yolanda received her undergraduate degree in Human Services and double Masters in Education and Technology Curriculum Design. She is Certified by the AOA and a member of the Optometric Extension Program and has been a member of the College of Vision Development as a Vision Therapist for over 30 years. She is also a Clear Credential Instructor (all grades inclusive).
Presently retired from classroom instruction, Ms. Yolanda has an emphasis on her Licensed Educational Support program with another credential as a Reading Specialist. This work is in close conjunction with her ongoing experience of Vision Therapy and has brought an immense amount of value to our team as she continues to train and educate our therapists and help them to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.
Ms. Yolanda's decades of experience and education have been an asset in guiding today's patient towards proper visual support from brain trauma to software technology support, utilizing the best techniques towards visual teaming and learning.
As a native of the South Bay, Yolanda is deeply involved in her community, has a love of faith, family, and all animals, and is a woman of seemingly endless talents. Ms. Yolanda's interests include playing and even repairing musical instruments, woodworking, and outdoor camping.