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Dr. Mark D. Noss

Dr. Mark D. Noss has been a Developmental Optometrist and Neuro-Optometry specialist in Traverse City for over 35 years. Dr. Noss works with those children struggling in school, he develops the skills and visual learning strategies necessary to be successful. He also retrains the visual system of individuals that have had a traumatic brain injury or stroke. 

Professional Vocations:

Executive Director of Excel Institute
Vision Consultant to public schools
Co-authored several papers regarding vision as it relates to learning
Requested speaker to parent and professional groups

Professional Affiliations:

American Optometric Association
Michigan Optometric Association
College of Optometry and Vision Development
Optometric Extension Service Foundation
Council of Learning Disabilities
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association
Brain Injury Network of Northern Michigan

Personal Interests:

Spending time with family and grandchildren
Mountain biking and road cycling
Tennis and volleyball
Bird hunting with my English Setter Layla

Dr. Rebekah Noss Lynch

Dr. Rebekah Noss Lynch is a graduate of Alma College and the Michigan College of Optometry. Dr. Lynch has been practicing optometry since 2008 and received her training in vision therapy from her father, Dr. Mark Noss. Dr. Lynch became passionate about developmental vision and vision rehabilitation because of the amazing results her patients were having following their vision therapy treatment at the Excel Institute. She is committed to helping children and neuro-rehabilitation patients achieve better vision and stronger visual skills to help them succeed in school and every day life.

Professional Affiliations:

Michigan Optometric Association
American Optometric Association
Clinic Director of Excel Institute
Brain Injury Network of Northern Michigan

Professional Vocations:

Traverse City Chamber Young Professionals
National Cherry Festival Board of Governors

Personal Interests:

Spending time with family
Road cycling and beach volleyball
Reading a good book

Dr. Brooke

Brooke Ensing is our Vision Therapist. Brooke is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University where she received her master's degree in Occupational Therapy.  Brooke is dedicated to creating a client-centered plan to assist her patients in achieving better visual skills through therapeutic interventions.  Her background in Occupational Therapy compliments Vision Therapy in many aspects allowing the therapy to be both engaging and effective. 

When Brooke is not in the therapy office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the beautiful landscape Northern Michigan has to offer.  Fishing, kayaking, hiking and camping is where to find her. Brooke is passionate about her career here at the Excel Institute and continues to develop her knowledge base by attending conferences and continuing education opportunities to further her skills and competency as our Vision Therapist.

Professional Affiliations:

Michigan Occupational Therapy Association
American Occupational Therapy Association 

World Federation of Occupational Therapists
Brain Injury Network of Northern Michigan

Personal Interests:

Visiting family and friends

Excel Institute
328 Munson Ave.
Suite C
Traverse City, MI   49686

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Phone: (231) 946-7700
Fax: (231) 946-8507

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