Dan Bowersox, OD FCOVD


Dr. Bowersox, originally from Iowa, graduated from Drake University with a degree in biology. He then attended the University of Missouri – St. Louis for his doctorate, (O.D.) degree. Dr. Bowersox has practiced in Shelbyville since 1995 and purchased Frankfort Vision Center in 1997 and sold it in 2003. Dr Bowersox has served as both an examiner and a senior examiner for the Nation Board of Examiners in Optometry. (NBEO) He has served as the President of the Greater Louisville Optometric Society and as Trustee to the Kentucky Optometric Association. He is a frequent lecturer to community and professional groups on binocular vision, helping students perform better, eye care and disease. He has also spoken to optometric groups and has had journal articles about practice management issues. Dr. Bowersox has served as a consultant to a medical equipment company, a patient education software and currently serves on the credentialing board for an insurance company. He has done claims reviews for insurance companies and has served as an expert witness in court proceedings. His primary areas of practice are the treatment of pediatric / binocular vision and neuro-optometric rehabilitation. He also manages ocular disease and contact lenses. He has won several awards for professionalism and leadership. He was also named as one of the Louisville metro area 40 Under 40, an award for 40 community leaders under 40 years old (a long time ago!) Dr. Bowersox is also an adjunct professor for Indiana University and a post Doctoral Residency Supervisor for Southern College of Optometry. He is a Fellow of the College of Optometrist in Vision Development, as well as a member of both the Optometric Extension Program and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. Dr. Bowersox lives in Louisville with his wife Jill who is an operating room charge nurse at U of L hospital.


Troy Moats, OD


Dr. Moats has practiced Optometry for over 25 years. After graduating from the Illinois College of Optometry, he returned to his native Iowa but found himself drawn further north to Minnesota, where he first practiced vision therapy. After a few years there, he and his young family moved to Louisville. Dr. Moats worked in Carroll County, providing primary eyecare to the surrounding area. He met Dr. Bowersox through their combined interest in helping patients in vision therapy. They quickly learned that they were from the same part of Iowa.

As the years went by, Dr. Moats was given the opportunity to practice in Louisville and be closer to his home. In 2023, Dr. Bowersox approached Dr. Moats to join the team at Bowersox Vision Center. Dr. Moats enjoys providing primary eyecare, including eye exams and contact lens fittings. He also enjoys helping patients with glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, to name a few things. He is most excited to return to providing the life-changing results of diagnosing and managing binocular vision disorders.

Dr. Moats and his wife, Dr. Shelley Moats, are the proud parents of an awesome daughter and son. They enjoy spending time with their dog and traveling to watch their children play lacrosse. Dr. Moats and his family have called Louisville home since 2006.