Dr. de Simone has provided general optometry as well as customized vision therapy programs to children and adults for twenty-five years. She is also a Foothills resident who raised three children in Ahwatukee schools. As the owner of Eye Priority, Dr. de Simone is “passionate about vision” and provides personalized care to a wide range of patients. Her specialities include neuro-optometric enhancement and rehab for adults with acquired vision problems, sport enhancement vision, concussions, brain injuries, as well as treating children with learning problems, crossed eye, lazy eye, or reading comprehension difficulties.
Dr. de Simone is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She holds a BA degree from Penn State University and a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. In 1993, Dr. de Simone was awarded the Skeffington Award for Excellence in Vision Service. She is a member of the Arizona Optometric Association, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce.
“I have a diverse optometry practice and my passion is helping people develop their vision. With over 25 years experience in this field it amazes me that people still have not heard of Vision therapy. It is the best kept secret in the world. It is time to change. I welcome you to contact me, so I can show you how Vision Therapy can change your life.” - Dr. Kelly de Simone
Dr. Sawitzke is a Doctor of Optometry whose professional experience includes more than ten years of clinical practice in ophthalmology and optometry. Originally from Iowa, she attended the University of Arizona and Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Sawitzke enjoys spending time with her two children, who are involved in sports and music, and is an active volunteer at their elementary school. The family watches the Wildcats in all sports and loves to attend football, basketball, and softball games. Dr. Sawitzke is a member of the Central Arizona Optometric Society.
Dr. Alsadi received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Biological Science from Arizona State University. Following his undergraduate degree, he continued on to receive his Doctorate of Optometry from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry. His clinical training includes diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, fitting specialty contact lenses, and co-management of refractive and cataract surgeries. Dr. Alsadi is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the Arizona Optometric Association and strives to provide quality vision care to his patients. In his free time, Dr. Alsadi enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and snowboarding.
Dr. Bailey joined Eye Priority after graduating from the Southern California College of Optometry. He received extensive clinical experience in pediatric and primary care optometry as well as management of ocular disease, diabetic eye care and contact lens fitting.
Dr. Bailey was raised in a small town in northern Arizona. After serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Czech Republic, he received his Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Brigham Young University. Dr. Bailey is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Arizona Optometric Association. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing football, basketball, reading, singing, and spending time with his wife and three children.
Our Vision Therapists
Devon has been working at Eye Priority for over 5 years. She initially helped with administrative tasks but has recently made the transition to Vision Therapy and Syntonics Technician. Devon is currently a senior at ASU, working towards a degree in human nutrition. She has attended courses in Syntonics and is passionate about expanding her knowledge and experience in Vision Therapy. She enjoys spending time with her three cat babies and dreams of one day becoming a naturopathic physician. You may email Devon with any Vision Therapy questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercedes has been a certified optician for over 11 years and is working towards additional certification from the American Board of Opticians. She's comfortable working in pre-screening, reception, back office, contact lens training, and, of course, making sure patients look good in their glasses and helping them see their best. In her spare time you'll find Mercedes volunteering as treasurer of her daughter's softball league, the PTA's yearbook chairwoman, and organizing Girl Scout events.
Cris began her Optical Career in Southern California but moved to Arizona 9 years ago. During the course of her career, she has worked for Private Practices, Optical Retail stores, and Ophthalmology practices. She has her Bachelors in Criminal Justice, TEFL and her ABO.
Cris loves to travel, she has explored the world, and is always heading off for weekend adventures. In her free time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, writing, relaxing, and having a glass of wine with friends.
Amber's grandfather is an optometrist and she spent her childhood running around her office. When she was old enough, she ended up running his practice for 12 years. Since then, she's had the privilege of running large optometry offices as well as labs before finding her home at Eye Priority. She's loves spending time with her ten year old son and coaching his sports teams. She's a gifted hostess and loves throwing dinner parties for her friends.
Andrea helps keeps our Vision Therapy department running smoothly. No stranger to taming chaos, Andrea's job prior to working at Eye Priority was as a preschool teacher where she was in charge of a classroom filled with 26 four and five year olds. Originally from San Diego, she moved to Phoenix with her husband in 2015. She loves sports, her dog, coffee, and exploring nature. The number one item on her bucket list right now is to travel to Greece.
Cathleen enjoys making our patients smile. A busy mother of three (two boys and a girl!), she likes hiking, traveling, watching movies and is an avid reader.