About Excel


Our Doctors

Danna Haba, O.D., FCOVD

Founder of Shelby Eye Care in 1987, and the Excel Institute of Shelby in 2004, Dr. Haba specializes in behavioral optometry and vision therapy, working extensively with children and adults with difficulties in learning or vision perception, physical handicaps, or brain injuries. Dr. Haba graduated with honors from the University of Missouri College of Optometry in 1985, was a past adjunct professor for the Michigan College of Optometry, and has been involved in a cooperative research project with the University of Detroit. She serves nationally as a frequent lecturer and consultant to educational, rehabilitation and therapy providers, as well as other eye care professionals. A Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Dr. Haba is a member of AOA, COVD, MOA and OEP and is also Consultant Director of Vision Rehabilitation at Special Tree.

Aaron Nichols, O.D.

Dr. Nichols has joined Excel Neuro-Optometic Clinic after completing his residency in Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation and Vision Therapy. The residency program, EyeCare Associates, PC in Southport, Connecticut, is a proud partner of the State University of New York Optometry School. During his year of advanced training he took special interest in concussion, stroke, and learning disability patients. He has worked with many patients ranging from infants to elderly patients. He has helped children with strabismus and amblyopia, as well as adults with concussion and stroke.


Our Staff

Sandra Kuna COVT

Vision Therapist

Sandra has worked in the vision therapy field for 19 years. She received her B.A. in sociology from Buffalo
State College, and in 2003 she became a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT).

Jennifer Zott


After receiving her B.B.A. from Walsh College, Jennifer spent several years gaining experience as an account
executive, and as a department supervisor. She directs the day-to-day operation of our office, and her expertise
makes her a vital member of our staff.

Jane McClure, COVT

Lead Therapist

Lead Therapist Jane McClure received her certificate as Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT) from the
College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). Before joining our team at Excel Institute in 2006, she
worked as a Vision Therapist at Birmingham Vision Care. Jane has an Early Childhood degree and certificate in
Montessori Education.

Betty Johnson

Newsletter/Communications Coordinator

Betty began her career working for Excel Institute of Shelby in 2004 as a Patient Care Coordinator. Betty has
added Communications Coordinator to her job title. Our newsletter is the result of Betty’s initiative, and she
also maintains our social media, utilizing Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Yelp to keep everyone
updated on news, events and stories of vision therapy success.

Doug Haba

Financial/Marketing & Maintenance Manager

Doug has been with Shelby EyeCare for 19 years and Excel Institute for seven. He manages the finances and
marketing efforts of both companies, is involved in all regulatory issues (i.e., government and association
requirements) and helps to maintain the building and property. Doug has a degree in packaging engineering and
earned his masters in English.

A Message to You

Welcome to Our Facility