Board of Directors


Alireza Somji, OD - President

Alireza Somji, OD is owner of a private practice in greater Houston and founder of NeuroVision Performance; a visual performance service in his main practice. Dr. Somji is currently a visual performance consultant to the Houston Dynamo FC MLS soccer team, and previously served on the medical team for the Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball team. He works with recreational and professional athletes and is passionate about elevating athletic performance through sports vision training, especially in soccer at all levels of play...

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Jarrod Davies, OD, FCOVD – Vice President - Education

Jarrod Davies, OD, FCOVD currently practices in South Jordan, Utah as the clinical director of Utah Vision Development Center. He specializes in vision rehabilitation and sports vision performance training. Dr. Davies has worked with many athletes including baseball, tennis, hockey, golf, football and ski team members on both a professional and amateur level. He also frequently lectures on topics including sports vision training, concussion rehabilitation, binocular vision, and vision therapy.

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Frederick R. Edmunds, OD, FAAO, Vice President- Academic Engagement & Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Frederick R. Edmunds, OD, F.A.A.O. established and runs the XTREMESIGHT Performance Clinic, a sports vision only practice devoted to visual performance enhancement of athletes.

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Paul Brewer, OD - Vice President - Membership

Dr. Paul Brewer graduated from Southern California College of Optometry and is the founder of Diverge Sports Vision, which is dedicated innovating the field of sports vision training and sports performance...

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Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD – Immediate Past President

Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD is clinical director at Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas, a multi-office specialty clinic that serves both children and adults who have neurological vision processing problems. They offer both evaluation and treatment for these special populations. He is a member of the medical staff at Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation -Frisco Ft. Worth and Encompass Health. Dr. Shidlofsky also serves as a consultant for several…

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Alex Andrich, OD, FCOVD – Past President

Dr. Alexandar Andrich is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry and is in private practice in North Royalton, Ohio. He lectures on the topics of pediatric/infant vision, binocular vision disorders, sports vision, neuro-optometric rehabilitation and learning-related vision disorders...

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Greg Appelbaum, Ph.D.

Greg Appelbaum, Ph.D. is a Professor at the University of California, San Diego where he heads the Human Performance Optimization Lab (Opti Lab). His research addresses the brain mechanisms underlying visual-motor control, and how these systems can be improved thorough behavioral, neurofeedback, and neuromodulatory interventions.

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Thomas Bourdon ATC/L, PES, CES

Thomas Bourdon ATC/L, PES, CES is a professional athletic trainer with over twenty years of experience in injury management and rehabilitation. He is currently the head athletic trainer for the Cleveland Monsters Hockey Club, the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets...

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Melissa Bussey, OD

Melissa Bussey, OD is currently licensed and practices in both Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. She is the owner and founder of MB Optometry and Sports Vision Windsor, which she established in 2021 in her hometown, Windsor. Her office is composed of a 1,000 square foot primary care optometry office and dry eye spa, and a 3,000 square foot sports vision training facility – complete with a synthetic ice rink and turf...

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Adam J. Clarin, OD

Adam J. Clarin, OD is the owner of Clarin Eye Care Center, one of South Miami’s premier optometry practices. In 2017, Dr. Clarin founded Miami Sports Vision, Miami’s only optometric-directed sports vision training program...

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