Sports Vision Training is one of the hottest topics in Optometry today. More and more athletes are recognizing the potential for vision training to enhance their sports performance and optometrists are the best equipped professionals to help athletes realize the maximum visual performance potential. We are joined on this episode by Dr. Jennifer Stewart to discuss the opportunities that sports vision training opens up for optometrists and their patients.
Dr. Stewart is an optometrist and co-owner of Norwalk Eye Care in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is also the Co-Founder and Chief Vision Officer of Performance 20/20, a specialty optometric practice in Stamford, Connecticut that is exclusively dedicated to sports vision training and enhancement. Her work in the sports vision field has allowed her to work with athletes in the NHL and NFL, as well as professional athletes in squash and lacrosse.
Dr. Stewart is originally from New Paltz, New York. She attended Marist College for her undergraduate studies before enrolling in the New England College of Optometry for her optometric studies. In 2018, Dr. Stewart’s practice, Norwalk Eye Care, was recognized as one of the best practices in the nation, receiving Coopervision’s Best Practices Award. In 2019, she was recognized by Women in Optometry with Theia Award for Innovation.
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Sports Vision Resources:
- Sports Vision Training, Become the Coolest Doctor in Town
- Becoming a Sports Vision OD: Part 1: Build a Foundation
- Becoming a Sports Vision OD, Part 2: Building Awareness
- Sports Vision: Vision Care for the Enhancement of Sports Performance
- Author: Graham B. Erickson OD FAAO FCOVD
- High Performance Vision: How to Improve Your Visual Acuity, Hone Your Motor Skills and Up Your Game
- Author: Donald S. Teig, OD, FAAO
- The American Optometric Association Sports & Performance Vision Advocacy Network (AOA-SPVAN)
- International Sports Vision Academy (ISVA)