ISVA2021
The 5th Annual International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) Conference
Live Online: February 20 & 21, 2021
On Demand: Through April 10, 2021

The ISVA annual conference is a leading event for eyecare professionals, athletic trainers, coaches, and others interested in helping athletes reach their maximum potential.

Your registration includes access to all courses & up to 14 COPE-Approved CE Credits!

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About ISVA 2021

The ISVA annual conference is a leading event for eyecare professionals, athletic trainers, coaches, and others interested in helping athletes reach their maximum potential.

This year’s program will offer up to 14 COPE-approved CE credits and include a diverse offering of educational sessions.

The agenda includes presentations geared toward practitioners interested in bringing sports vision into their practice as well as sessions for those looking to further enhance their established practice.

The conference also seeks to encourage increased collaboration among those professionals who work with athletes.

Eye care professionals with expertise in sports vision assessment and training, along with other professionals such as sports psychologists, athletic trainers, and coaches can work together to train athletes of all ages and skill levels to help improve visual function, leading to improved performance.

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ISVA2021 Course List

Total COPE Hours: 14
ESTABLISHING A SPORTS VISION PRACTICE – TIPS FROM THE PROS
Frederick R. Edmunds, OD, FAAO & Jennifer Stewart, OD

Saturday, Feb 20, 11am - 1pm EDT

Credit Hours: 2
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This lecture will introduce emerging sports vision providers to the visual performance evaluation and performance vision training protocols, techniques, equipment and materials necessary to establish a sports vision practice. Marketing, outreach and "how to's" will also be covered. This course is focused on giving participants the necessary tools to successfully start a sports vision practice, or integrate new technology and ideas into a current practice.

It will also provide participants with the opportunity to observe various evaluation and training techniques and equipment as utilized by experienced colleagues. Established sports vision experts will guide participants through their discovery as they sample relevant procedures using some of the latest technology in the sports and performance vision world.
MACULAR CAROTENOIDS AND VISUAL PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS
James M. Stringham, Ph.D.

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021, 11am - 12pm EDT

Credit Hours: 1
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

In this course, the audience will learn about the many effects beneficial to visual performance provided by consistent consumption of the macular carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesozeaxanthin.

The macular carotenoids have been shown to augment visual performance beyond the anterior optics of the eye, via absorption of short-wavelength light and enhancement of the neurophysiology of the retina and higher areas of the visual system.

A full review of how the macular carotenoids influence visual performance, with a focus on sports performance, will be provided. Effects discussed will include contrast sensitivity, visual processing speed, discomfort glare, disability glare, dark adaptation speed, and photostress recovery.

Additionally, the potential for the macular carotenoids to mitigate against traumatic brain injury will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on data from peer-reviewed studies and actual cases that thoroughly illustrate how macular carotenoid supplementation can improve real-world visual performance and enhance vision over and above standard refraction.

Insight gained from patient testing will be provided to give ECPs an idea of what to expect after incorporating a macular carotenoid supplementation regimen in their practice.
THE ROLE OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSIONALS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY SPORTS MEDICINE
Chelsi Day, PsyD

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021, 12pm - 1pm EDT

Credit Hours: 1
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This session will discuss what sport psychology is and the various roles of sport psychology professionals. Attendees will learn about the interdisciplinary relationships that are most typical within sports medicine practice as it relates to sport psychology.

Case examples will be utilized to understand collaborative relationships already being utilized as well as exploring opportunities for increasing collaborative care.
BRINGING A SPECIALTY INTO YOUR PRACTICE... AND MAKING SURE IT STAYS THERE
Gary Gerber, OD

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 1pm - 2pm EDT

Credit Hours: 1
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Adding anything into a practice – a new staff member, contact lens or technology – is usually accompanied by challenges. Adding a specialty service like dry eyes, scleral contact lenses, myopia management or sports vision is no different.

While you have the best intentions to get things done in your practice, the whirlwind of entrepreneurship gets in the way of making substantive changes. Learn how to bring a specialty service into your practice and make it an important and enduring part of your practice.
SPORTS VISION TRAINING: CURRENT DIGITAL OPTIONS
Graham Erickson, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021, 2pm - 3pm EDT

Credit Hours: 1
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Sports Vision Training has advanced greatly in the past few years by the introduction of new digital technology that can be used during natural training activities, by perceptual-learning training programs, and by virtual reality simulations that can re-create and augment sporting contexts to promote certain sports-specific visual-cognitive abilities.

An overview of the traditional and innovative instruments and programs is supported by a summary of research supporting efficacy.
AN ECOLOGICAL APPROACH TO PERCEPTION-ACTION TRAINING IN SPORTS
Rob Gray, Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering, Arizona State University

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021, 3pm - 4pm EDT

Credit Hours: 1
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

In this presentation, I will challenge the long held view that "sports vision" is a module that can be pulled out and trained out of context, separate from motor action.

As an alternative, I will consider a representative learning design approach to perception-action training in sports which seeks to develop an athlete’s ability to pick up and use specifying information from their environment.
CONCUSSION DIAGNOSIS MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT - PART 1 OF 3
DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD & Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021, 4pm - 5pm EDT

Credit Hours: 1
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This course will help you stay up to date with the latest research and technology in concussion diagnosis management and treatment.

Part 1 of this three-part course will cover the role of optometry and other rehabilitation healthcare professionals in concussion rehabilitation. It will include an overview of the six concussion clinical trajectories, evaluation and rehabilitation techniques, and case studies.
CREATING A COMPREHENSIVE, COLLABORATIVE SPORTS VISION PROGRAM FOR TEAM SPORTS - PART 1 OF 2
Joseph Clark, PhD & Todd Daniels, MS, ATC, LMT, CSCS

Sunday, February 21, 2021, 11am - 12pm EDT

Credit Hours: 1
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This workshop will demonstrate how optometrists, athletic trainers, and coaches can collaborate to design a comprehensive sports vision program integrated into a sports team's daily and yearly schedule to maximize efficiency.

Sports vision services in an office practice setting is great for individual athletes, but if you want to be effective in the team environment, you need to take the show on the road and meet the athletes where they are - on the field and in the arena. In part 1 of this two part series, you will learn about theory and data in setting up a program.

This workshop will give attendees the framework for creating an effective sports vision training program to help promote injury prevention and sport performance. We will cover how to incorporate these activities into the three phases of a sport season:

1. Assess - streamlined screening and testing during pre-season with criteria for detailed follow-up if needed
2. Improve - more intense teaching and practice of drills during a “training camp” phase of the sports season
3. Maintain - lighter sessions designed to maintain skills through the busy game or competition phase
CREATING A COMPREHENSIVE, COLLABORATIVE SPORTS VISION PROGRAM FOR TEAM SPORTS - PART 2 OF 2
Joseph Clark, PhD & Todd Daniels, MS, ATC, LMT, CSCS

Sunday, February 21, 2021, 12pm - 1pm EDT

Credit Hours: 1
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This workshop will demonstrate how optometrists, athletic trainers, and coaches can collaborate to design a comprehensive sports vision program integrated into a sports team's daily and yearly schedule to maximize efficiency.

In part 2 of this two-part series, presenters will walk through how to set-up the sports vision program and offer demonstrations of drills.
THE USEFULNESS OF VISION DATA FOR SELECTING PLAYERS FOR THE MLB DRAFT
David Kirschen, OD, PhD

Sunday, Feb 21, 2021, 1pm - 2pm ET

Credit Hours: 1
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Vision data has gradually gained recognition in the world of baseball as a tool that can help players perform optimally on the field. It is also useful to teams in their player development programs that gradually move players along toward a shot at the major leagues.

Recently, over the last 5 years, vision data from 6 different major league teams has been used to assess players prior to the MLB draft. This report illustrates the usefulness of vision data in helping teams select players during the draft.

One thousand three hundred and forty-three player’s vision data were retrospectively analyzed using a proprietary grading method to advice teams on the vision readiness of the draftees to be successful in the MLB.

Statistically significant differences in their vision scores were found between the players who were successful in the draft and those who were not. Additionally, those with the highest vision scores, also received the highest signing bonuses as their entered the MLB.
CONCUSSION DIAGNOSIS MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT - PART 2 OF 3
DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD & Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD

Sunday, Feb 21, 2021, 2pm - 3pm EDT

Credit Hours: 1
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Part 2 of this course will include hands-on demonstrations with equipment to help eye care and other rehabilitation healthcare professionals implement the necessary tests and training for opening or expanding a concussion clinic.
CONCUSSION DIAGNOSIS MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT - PART 3 OF 3
DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD & Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD

Sunday, Feb 21, 2021, 3pm - 4pm EDT

Credit Hours: 1
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

Part 3 of this course will include presentation and demonstration of cutting edge technology, both on diagnosis and treatment alike, including Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG) low level light therapy techniques, balance testing, and neuro-cognitive testing. Presenters also will discuss nutrition and genetic analysis options to help patients recover better.
ESPORTS – A NEW FRONTIER IN SPORTS VISION
Frederick R. Edmunds, OD, FAAO & Ash Parker MSc, BSc, NSCA-CSCS, KAATSU

Sunday, February 21, 2020, 4pm - 5pm EDT

Credit Hours: 1
INTERACTIVE COPE ID: Pending
ENDURING COPE ID: Pending

This lecture and associated hands-on workshop explore the opportunity that Esports, organized competitive video gaming, one of the fastest growing sports in the world, present the sport vision practitioner.

Esport events, where individual or teams of competitors, or gamers, square off against each other, typically attract millions of viewers (fans). High level gaming requires superior visual skills and ocular fortitude. We will detail the visual demands of esports, discuss appropriate visual performance evaluation methods as well as suggestions for performance vision training protocols specific to various games and of all player levels, including casual gamers. Additionally, proper visual hygiene and recommendations regarding correction of refractive error will be covered.

Speakers

Joseph Clark, Ph.D is a Professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Clark is also a Certified Athletic trainer having worked with professional and collegiate athletes. He is the neuro specialist for sports concussions and TBI for Intercollegiate Athletics in the University of Cincinnati.

He also teaches neuro optometric methods to optometry students and neuro diagnostics to aspiring neurologists. With 30 years of experience in neurology and athletics Dr. Clark brings a depth and breadth of knowledge concerning teaching and educating neuro visual methods.
Todd Daniels, MS, ATC, LMT, CSCS 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.
Chelsi Day, PsyD is a Clinical Sport Psychologist. A varsity athlete at Miami University, she continued on to obtain a masters in sport psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a masters, followed by a doctorate, in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Keene, NH.

Dr. Day has worked in private practice, college counseling centers, integrated primary care settings, and collegiate athletics departments. Her clients in sport have spanned recreational, collegiate, professional, and Olympic levels. She has had the opportunity to build multiple programs from the ground up in the collegiate space.

In her current role at the Ohio State University, she provides mental health and performance enhancement services to the varsity student athletes while providing consultation to allied medical staff, coaches, administration, and other key stakeholders within the student-athlete experience. Her clinical interests are mood disorders and sleep issues. She lives in Columbus, OH with her husband and toddler and pre-pandemic spent her free time traveling the world and finding new adventures.
Frederick R. Edmunds, OD, FAAO established and runs the XTREMESIGHT Performance Clinic, a sports vision only practice devoted to visual performance enhancement of athletes.

In addition to his work with professional and collegiate teams, Dr. Edmunds provides custom programs for elite level youth and high school athletes. He also offers sports vision practice management services to his fellow eye care professionals.

Previously, Dr. Edmunds worked for Bausch & Lomb and was awarded ‘Sports Vision Optometrist of the Year” for his efforts to promote sports vision worldwide through the Olympic Vision Center. Additionally, he was involved in the development of a novel sport-tinted contact lens, NIKE MAXSIGHT, designed to enhance the visual performance of athletes. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and currently a member of the American Optometric Association’s Sports & Performance Vision Committee. He lectures internationally and has published numerous articles on sports vision and contact lenses.
Graham Erickson, OD, FAAO, FCOVD is a professor at Pacific University College of Optometry, and currently teaches the Vision Therapy, Strabismus/Amblyopia and Sports Vision courses. He is the coordinator of the Vision Therapy/Rehabilitation and Pediatric Optometry residency at Pacific University.

He has worked with collegiate, Olympic and professional sports athletes and teams for more than 25 years. Dr. Erickson has authored the text Sports Vision: Vision Care for the Enhancement of Sports Performance, as well as co-authoring the text Optometric Management of Reading Dysfunction, and published chapters and articles in various professional journals. He lectures internationally on the topics of sports vision, pediatrics, and binocular vision.
DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD is Vice President of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), an inter-disciplinary group of professionals dedicated to providing patients who have physical or cognitive disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury with a complete ocular health evaluation and optimum visual rehabilitation education and services to improve their quality of life.

Dr. Fitzgerald has been providing eye care to eastern Iowa since graduating from Pacific University School of Optometry in 1984. She runs a busy primary care clinic where she diagnoses and treats ocular disease and evaluates patients with brain injury. In 2007, she opened a multi-disciplinary clinic, Cedar Rapids Vision in Motion, which provides low vision services and vision skills rehabilitation, with an emphasis on vestibular and visual skills. She then launched her sports vision and concussion clinic, Active Evolution Studio.

Dr. Fitzgerald has a special interest in sports vision performance and concussion. She attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where she played softball and basketball. At Pacific University, she went to the NCAA softball nationals two years in a row. She taught pitching and batting clinics and was umpire in chief of softball tournaments for high school students. Dr. Fitzgerald also played semi-professional softball in the 1980’s. She has helped facilitate over 17,000 baseline testings for concussion in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding communities.

She has helped facilitate over 17,000 baseline testings for concussion in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding communities. Active Evolution Studio utilizes their Sports Vision Performance protocol to train the area amateur and professional teams in hockey, basketball, arena football, and soccer.

Working with Metro Youth Football, which has 1,400 young people playing football annually, Dr. Fitzgerald has helped implement a baseline screening protocol with nearly 100% athlete participation. Her pre-season baseline and post-concussion care protocol has attracted attention from the National Football League. Dr. Fitzgerald has lectured nationally about neuro-rehabilitation and concussion. She is CIC certified in ImPACT, which is a web-based product used in concussion management.
Gary Gerber, OD is the co-founder of Treehouse Eyes, the country’s first and only company dedicated exclusively to providing myopia management services to children. He is also the founder and Chief Dream Officer for The Power Practice®, a practice building and consulting company whose mission is to help doctors power their professional and personal dreams. Dr. Gerber is also a prolific writer and speaker as well as an accomplished mentalist and magician who uses illusions to help illustrate his key learning points as well as entertain his audiences. He has authored hundreds of articles and given more than 500 thought provoking and enlightening presentations. He is also the host of The Power Hour, optometry’s only live talk radio show.

His team of consultant-optometrists at the Power Practice® is renowned for the innovative strategies and comprehensive systems used to build their clients’ practices. Comprised of knowledgeable authorities from all sectors of the optometric business world, these consultants specialize in taking middle of the bell curve practices and making them highly profitable and efficient.

When he’s not helping his clients power their dreams, he’s powering his own as a touring musician with Joe Lynn Turner, the singer from Deep Purple and Rainbow.
Rob Gray is an Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Rob completed his BA in Psychology at Queen’s University and his MS and PhD in Experimental Psychology at York University. After receiving his PhD in 1998, he worked as a Research Scientist for Nissan Motor Corporation in Cambridge, MA, USA.

In 2001 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the newly formed Applied Psychology Program at Arizona State University. In 2006 he was appointed Associate Professor and Program Head. Since 2005 he has also worked part-time as a Research Psychologist for the United States Air Force.

From January-June 2010 Rob was appointed as a Visiting Professor in Sport Sciences at the University of the Mediterranean in France. From 2010-2014 he was a Reader (Associate Professor) in Perception & Action in the School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research focuses on perceptual-motor control with a particular emphasis on the demanding actions involved in driving, aviation, and sports.

His goal is to conduct basic research that can be applied towards the improvement of training, simulation, accident prevention and human-machine interface development within these contexts. In 2007 he was awarded the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association and the Earl Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement in the Field of Applied Experimental & Engineering Psychology.
David Kirschen, OD, PhD, is an experienced optometrist who provides exceptional services at Customized Vision Care in Brea, California. Dr. Kirschen takes a patient-centered approach to care, providing thorough examinations to assess eye health and vision needs so that his patients get the most effective care and the best prescription for them.

After completing two years of the pre-med program at the University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Kirschen transferred to University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Optometry, Doctor of Optometry, and Doctor of Philosophy in Physiological Optics. Dedicated to his education, Dr. Kirschen also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Merton C. Flom while at UC Berkeley.

For more than 47 years, Dr. Kirschen has provided expert eye care for patients of all ages at his private practice. He specializes in pediatric eye care and participates in the InfantSEE® program, which offers free eye exams for infants up to 1-year-old. He also provides expert care for strabismus, amblyopia, binocular vision anomalies, and computer-related vision problems.

Dr. Kirschen has extensive sports vision experience. He has worked with many MLB teams for 29 years. He has also worked with the MBL and the NHL as a team optometrist for numerous athletic organizations, including the USA Olympic team in 2007.

Dedicated to his profession, Dr. Kirschen has been chief of binocular vision and orthoptic services at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He also serves as professor emeritus at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton at MBKU in Fullerton, California.

When he’s not at the office, Dr. Kirschen spends his free time lecturing throughout the United States and abroad on various topics. He’s also very involved in his community and serves as a board member for the Hillel Foundation of Orange County and Jewish Federation of Orange County.
Ash Parker is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with over 10 years of experience working with elite athletes. Currently, he is working as a Vision & Cognition Specialist at Neurovision Consulting in Los Angeles, California where he programs and applies vision and cognition training for professional athletes for performance, concussion management for rehabilitation, mitigating loss of executive functioning in age-related brain atrophy, and improving academic performance for students with learning disabilities.

Ash has spent 5 years consulting for sports vision training and S&C for professional athletes in the private sector as well as physiological testing for professional hockey teams in the NHL and AHL. He started his career in 2010 working in boxing, mixed martial arts, and Brazillian Jiu-jitsu and completed his research and dissertation in strength and conditioning for combat sports.

He became interested in sports vision and its role in human performance in 2016 when he travelled to Geneva, Switzerland to work with the French National Rugby team and Swiss National Hockey team’s sports vision program. Ash and his team apply medically tailored training protocols for sports vision performance for professional athletes involved in E-sports, MLB, NHL, Formula 1, professional boxing, professional European Rugby, Premier League Soccer, and MLR.

He received his degree in Exercise Science and holds a Master’s Degree from Cal. State Long Beach in Kinesiology and is a prospective student at Cal. Tech for a Ph.D in Neurobiology.
Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD, is Clinical Director of Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas, a specialty clinic serving children and adults with neurological vision issues.

He is a member of the medical staff at Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation-Frisco, Dallas and Ft. Worth. Dr. Shidlofsky also serves as a consultant for several Texas-based rehabilitation centers, including the Centre for Neuro Skills and Pate Rehabilitation. He is residency director for a private practice residency in vision rehabilitation through Southern College of Optometry.

He is also the team vision consultant for the Dallas Stars (NHL), Allen Americans (ECHL) and FC Dallas (MSL). In addition, he is Vice President of both the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) and the International Sports Vision Association (ISVA).
Jennifer Stewart, OD, is an Advisory Board member of the International Sports Vision Association and 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.

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 Fairfield 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.
James M. Stringham, Ph.D earned his doctoral degree in experimental psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 2003. During postdoctoral appointments at the Schepens Eye Research Institute at Harvard Medical School and the Medical College of Georgia, he conducted research on the effects of the carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin on age‐related macular degeneration and visual performance.

Dr. Stringham then took a position as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Georgia, where he extended his research program involving the macular carotenoids to include studying effects of intense light on visual performance and plasticity of the visual system.

In 2007, he became a senior vision scientist in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), where he was involved in extensive testing of the effects of macular carotenoids on human visual and cognitive performance. Currently he is a research scientist at the Duke Eye Center, where his research includes studying the effects of macular carotenoid supplementation on visual and cognitive performance in both normal and clinical populations.

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