Jennifer Stewart (l) and Todd Daniels
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio—The International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) has appointed Jennifer Stewart, OD and Todd Daniels, MS, ATC, LMT, CSCS to its advisory board. “Jen and Todd bring a wealth of successful experiences in working with and educating athletes, eyecare professionals, athletic trainers, and others about the positive impact that vision training and enhancement of vision skills can have on athletic performance,” said ISVA president Alex Andrich, OD, FCOVD. “We are excited to add their expertise to the ISVA Board.”

Dr. Stewart is a partner at Norwalk Eye Care and also the co-founder and chief optometric officer at Performance 20/20, a practice specializing in sports and performance vision. Dr. Stewart has had the opportunity to work with athletes from the NHL, NFL, and NBA, as well as professional athletes in squash, lacrosse and figure skating. She regularly consults with optometrists and practice owners about bringing sports vision and performance to their practice.

Athletic trainers are often described as the “hub of the wheel” in the sports medicine team working with athletes. “They are in constant communication with athletes, coaches, physicians, consultants, strength and conditioning staff, parents, teachers, and administrators and an important partner for any eyecare professional looking to build or enhance their sports vision practice,” noted Aldrich.

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, Ariz., where he specializes in concussion management and provides clinical support for the University of Arizona Athletic Department and FC Tucson professional soccer team.

Daniels 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 has also worked with the 2002 and 2005 NCAA Division 1 women’s soccer champions, University of Portland; and the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams. 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 American Optometric Association (AOA) and was awarded the Eagle Award in 2014 from the AOA Sports Vision Section.