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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.

Dr. Stewart’s contact information:

Email: jen.stewart@perform2020.com

Instagram: @Jennifer.stewart.od

Instagram: @performance2020

Sports Vision Resources:

Articles:

Books:

Optometric Organizations:

Upcoming conferences:

International Sports Vision Association Annual Meeting: February 6-8 in San Diego, CA

Vision Expo East: March 26-29 in New York City, NY

American Optometric Association Annual Meeting: June 24-28 in Washington, DC

Fayiz Mahgoub
Associate Editor, Eye Care Technology and Vision Therapy for odsonfb.com. Dr. Mahgoub enjoys sharing his thoughts on a variety of eye care topics as a contributing writer to Eyecare Business Magazine, Optometric Management Magazine, newgradoptometry.com and introwellness.com. He also serves as Chief Creative Officer for Defocus Media where he hosts the eye care technology podcast, VisionTECH with Fayiz Mahgoub as well as The ODs on Facebook Podcast. In 2015 Dr. Mahgoub founded the organization Young Leaders in Optometry to bring together the brightest young minds in optometry with the goal of empowering the professional growth of young optometrists and helping them make a positive impact on our profession. Today, Young Leaders in Optometry hosts educational events during optometric conferences to showcase the brightest young leaders in our field. In 2019 Dr. Mahgoub founded Augmented Vision Labs, an eyecare technology company focused on leveraging emerging technologies such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, spatial computing and cloud computing to enhance the delivery of eyecare.

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