We Do Work That Matters

We believe each person has untapped potential inside of them. By fixing functional vision problems, we teach our patients to unlock that potential. Our results are truly life-changing and we would love to work with you!
Our Story

Four Rivers Vision Therapy was founded in 2014 by Dr. Canaan Montgomery to offer cutting-edge vision rehabilitation techniques with compassionate, caring doctors and therapists.

We are now Western Kentucky’s first center dedicated to childhood vision development and rehabilitation as well as the only clinic in Kentucky dedicated solely to Vision Therapy!

Our promise to you:

  • We are committed to helping you be your best in every way we can.
  • We committ to helping you succeed at your pace, not ours.
  • We committ to being open and honest about our findings and plans.
  • We committ to help you become an expert in your condition. Knowledge is power!
Dr. Canaan Montgomery, OD

A Paducah native, Dr. Montgomery return home to practice after completing school at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. His desire to help those with functional vision problems led him to open Four Rivers Vision Therapy in 2014.

He is also the founder of West End Eye Care in Paducah and runs the office alongside his wife, Rebecca. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, exercising, and spending time outdoors.









Murray State University, BS honors

Southern College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry, honors

Clinical Internships: The Eye Center, Bennett and Bloom Eye Centers, Oliver Eye Associates

Professional Affiliations

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

American Optometrist Association (AOA)

Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA)

American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (AAOMC)

Lauren May, Certified Paraoptometric, Vision Therapist

Lauren is our primary Vision Therapist. She works one-on-one with our VT patients to teach them eye coordination, focusing, and eye movements that make them a better reader, student, and athlete! Lauren is a Certified Paraoptometric (CPO) and has a Bachelor’s degree from Murray State University in Psychology and has a background in Behavioral Therapy. Her attention to detail and compassionate personality are what make her such a great therapist! Lauren lives in Smithland and enjoys spending time with her husband, Jordan.

Rebecca Montgomery, Office Manager

Rebecca, originally from Metropolis, Illinois, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Murray State University in 2010, where she majored in marketing and management. She has worked in multiple optometry offices in various settings and has seen it all. That’s what makes her such a great office manager! She is married to her husband, Canaan and enjoys making and decorating sugar cookies in her free time (you should see them, they’re works of art!).

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