Dr. Jennifer Catalasan was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Catalasan worked as an office manager of a large ophthalmology practice before she returned to school to complete her doctorate. She completed her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Houston, College of Optometry in 2012, where she graduated magna cum laude and with Beta Sigma Kappa honors. She completed her internships at Lakeline Vision Source and at a private practice in Carthage, Texas. She has also completed the NeuroVisual Medicine Training Program.
Dr. Catalasan is one of three optometrists in Texas who specializes in Binocular Vision Dysfunction. Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) occurs when a person’s eyes are not perfectly aligned, and as a result, are unable to function together properly. These misalignments are usually very subtle, frequently undetected during a routine eye exam, and can affect both children and adults. Symptoms of BVD can include motion sickness, nausea, difficulty reading, lightheadedness, dizziness, anxiety, headaches, double vision, neck ache, or problems with balance and depth perception. BVD can be a result of a concussion/traumatic brain injury, or it can be congenital. For patients with persistent post concussive symptoms, even after extensive medical evaluations and treatments, it is possible that their symptoms are from BVD. Dr. Catalasan provides neurovisual evaluations and treats with special eyeglass lenses that can provide a significant reduction of symptoms, sometimes immediately. Dr. Catalasan also has particular interests in fitting contact lenses and treating ocular diseases.
Dr. Catalasan is licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist and as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, the Central Texas Optometric Society, and the NeuroVisual Medicine Network.
Dr. Catalasan previously practiced in Georgetown, Texas and is happy to be closer to home. She loves spending time with her husband, her two young sons, and her rescue dog. She also enjoys trying new allergen free recipes and watching UT football!