James R David, OD, FCOVD

Clinical Director

A native of Salt Lake City, Dr David attended the University of Utah before acquiring his Optometry Degree from Ohio State in 2006. After graduation he began a 4 year active duty tour with the US Navy, most of it overseas. During his time on the remote island of Guam, Dr David encountered many patients with vision therapy needs with no one on island to refer to. Seeing the unmet need, he began to develop a strong interest in vision therapy and was soon treating his own patients after hours. Witnessing first hand the tremendous impact it made in the lives of his patients, it didn’t take long for Dr David to develop a great love and enthusiasm for VT. Released from the Navy in the summer of 2010, he completed a 100+ hour post-graduate VT course from renowned Sanet Seminars, and received his board certification and fellowship from COVD in 2016. Dr David is a member of COVD, the UOA and the AOA and resides in Kaysville with his wife Michelle and their 3 children.

Lauren Banks, COVT


Lauren has experience in biology and chemistry. She attended college in Louisiana and had her initial vision therapy training in Texas. She became a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist in 2017. Here at UVS, she takes pride in her work with patients of all ages and backgrounds.
She enjoys traveling, reading and going to the beach.

Joyanna Barth


Joyanna has extensive experience in the medical background. She is a certified nurse who switched from general medical care to vision therapy, and she loves working with our patients and seeing them get better! We’re fortunate to have her as part of our team.

Rachel Cox


Rachel earned her bachelor’s degree in child psychology and family studies at Weber State University. She loves spending time with kids. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys teaching art lessons and spending time with her family.

Corin Vance


Corin has prior experience in therapy as a massage therapist, and was excited to expand her training into vision therapy. She loves being around people and helping them achieve their best. In addition to owning her own spa, she loves spending time with her family, playing board games and working with her patients here at UVS achieve their goals.

Cassidy Hamblin


Cassidy recently joined our team as a receptionist. She enjoys running, fitness, and mechanics of the body. Her spare time is consumed with her daughters that play competitive soccer and basketball, so she travels all over to watch them play. She loves the outdoors and being with family.