Board of Directors
ISVA EXECUTIVE BOARD
Alex Andrich, O.D., FCOVD – 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. In addition to providing Vision Therapy, Sports Vision, and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation services at his private practice, he is also on staff in the Physical Medicine and…
Charles Shidlofsky, O.D., FCOVD – Vice President
Charles Shidlofsky, O.D., 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…
Jarrod Davies, O.D., FCOVD – Secretary Treasurer
Jarrod Davies, O.D., 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 baseball, tennis, hockey, golf 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.
ISVA ADVISORY BOARD
Greg Appelbaum, Ph.D.
Greg Appelbaum, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Duke University School of Medicine where he heads the Human Performance Optimization Lab (Opti Lab) and directs the Brain Stimulation Research Center. Dr. Appelbaum holds appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology and Neuroscience and is an affiliate of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.
Dave Biberdorf, O.D.
Dr. David Biberdorf is a partner with Valley Vision Clinic in Grand Forks, North Dakota and the clinical director of Advanced Neuro-Vision Systems. A graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry, a Fellow of the College of Optometry in Vision Development and a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association…
Todd Daniels, MS, ATC, LMT, CSCS
Todd Daniels is a certified athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, and massage therapist with over 20 years of experience working with elite athletes. Currently, he is an Athletic Trainer for Banner University Medical Group in Tucson, Arizona where he specializes in concussion management and provides clinical support for the University of Arizona Athletic Department and FC Tucson professional soccer team. He has international experience with the United States Ski Team and spent 11 years working with professional hockey players in the NHL, AHL, and WHL. He started his career in soccer; teams have included the 2002 and 2005 NCAA Division 1 women’s soccer champions, University of Portland; and the US Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams.
Sports vision has been a special interest area for Daniels since 2002 when he began collaborating with Nike as a consultant on projects including the Hi-vis soccer ball, MaxSight contact lenses, Vapor Strobe Specs, and Sensory Station. He has continued to advance sports vision in the athletic training community by serving as the official Liaison of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Directors to the AOA and was awarded the Eagle Award in 2014 from the AOA Sports Vision Section. Daniels has lectured extensively on sports vision to both the athletic training and optometry communities on topics including eye injury care, concussion management, and performance enhancement.
Frederick R. Edmunds, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Frederick R. Edmunds, O.D., F.A.A.O. established and runs the XTREMESIGHT Performance Clinic, a sports vision only practice devoted to visual performance enhancement of athletes.
Steve Hitzeman, O.D.
Steven A. Hitzeman, O.D. received his AB in Biology in 1972 and his O.D. in 1976 from Indiana University. He is Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus and served on the faculty of the Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO) for over 38 years. He still serves as Director of the Sports Vision Programs at the School of Optometry…
Benoit Lombaerts, Optométriste
Benoit Lombaerts, optometrist is founder and owner of Woluwe Vision Center in Bruxelles-Belgium. Benoit Lombaerts graduated the Centre d’Études Supérieures d’Optométrie Appliquée (CESOA-SCTOW ) in 1989 and recently received his Masters in Clinical Optometry and Vision Therapy.
Jennifer Stewart, OD
Dr. Jennifer Stewart is a partner at Norwalk Eye Care. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA, Her professional interests and specialties include sports and performance vision, dry eye management, multifocal contact lens fitting, and medical eye care.
While at NECO, Dr. Stewart founded the Sports and Performance Vision Club. She also served as a consultant to the Worldwide Performance Vision Council, a group of doctors dedicated to developing new methods of testing and training athletes, most recently Olympic athletes. Dr. Stewart has had the opportunity to work with athletes from the Miami Dolphins NFL team, the US Olympic Track and Field team, the NY Knicks Basketball team, the Danbury Westerners minor league baseball team, various Boston College athletic teams, and Special Olympic athletes.
Dr Stewart is also the co-founder and Chief Optometric Officer at Performance 20/20, a practice specializing in sports and performance vision. Dr Stewart and her team have worked with youth, elite, college and professional athletes of all sports to improve their performance. Performance 20/20 is located in Stamford, CT, and more information can be found at http://perform2020.com/.
Dr. Stewart has been named The Next Generation of Leadership, as well as A Rising Star by Vision Monday. She was also voted the Best Eye Doctor in Fairfield County by The Fairfield County Weekly, and one of The Top 40 Under 40 by the Fairfied County Business Journal.
In her spare time, Dr. Stewart trains for and competes in triathlons and road races. She was a Division 1 college athlete, and still holds two college track and field school records.
Donald Teig, OD, FAAO
A pioneer in the field of Visual-Neurocognitive Training, Dr. Donald Teig began his sports testing & training career with 15 teams in Major League Baseball in 1980 and, throughout his career, has evaluated and trained athletes from virtually every sport. He has authored numerous articles and books on the relationship of vision to improved athletic performance, lectured throughout the world, and has originated much of the equipment and techniques being used in the field today...