Lluïsa Quevedo i Junyent, OD, Psychologist, PHD
Professor at the School of Optometry in Terrassa
Technical director of the Sportsvision Center at the Olympic Training Center in Sant Cugat del Vallés
My research interest is focused on the importance of visual perception relating to sports. If we consider the dynamic characteristics of most sporting modalities that generally involve constant environmental changes, sudden and fast movements of players and ball, speed, etc. we have to accept that action sports require visual performance evaluation that is different from normal vision testing, since routine testing only samples static vision. Assessment of specific sports-related visual abilities includes peripheral vision, visual reaction time or dynamic visual acuity. I am also focused on the specific and integrated visual training into the playing field.
Nicola Logan BSc MEd PhD MCOptom
Nicola is Director of Research for the Ophthalmic Research Group, School of Optometry, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Nicola’s research interests are the epidemiology of refractive error, the development and aetiology of myopia and myopia control. Her current research projects span these areas of interest and include clinical trials in myopia control and risk factors for progression of myopia in children. Nicola has set up a myopia clinic at Aston University and she collaborates with other researchers working in the field of myopia as part of the Myopia Consortium UK and internationally as part of The Myopia Institute.
Thomas F. Freddo, O.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Thomas Freddo is currently a semi-retired Adjunct Professor at the MCP Health Sciences University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Previously he served as Professor and Director of the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in Canada between 2006 and 2014. He completed his B.A. at The University of Connecticut, his O.D at The New England College of Optometry and Ph.D at Boston University School of Medicine, where he also completed a Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology. Before accepting the position in Canada, Dr. Freddo served for 25 years as Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine where he also maintained a hospital-based practice of Optometry and Directed the Eye Pathology service at the Boston Medical Center hospitals. He also directed a US NIH-funded, research program in anterior uveitis and glaucoma for almost 25 years. He was the first optometrist to be named a Vice-Chairman of an academic department of ophthalmology. He is a recipient of the Glenn Fry Award for Excellence in Research, 11 teaching awards from 2 institutions and two honorary doctorates from the State University of New York and the University of Montreal. He is past-President of the International Society for Eye Research, and served on the Board of the American Academy of Optometry, the Scientific Advisory Committee of Research to Prevent Blindness, as a consultant to the FDA ophthalmic Medical Devices committee and the Board of Regents of Beta Sigma Kappa. He is the author of nearly 100 research articles, many chapters and review articles and a new clinical textbook on anatomy of the eye and orbit. Most recently, Dr. Freddo was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist within the optometric institutions can apply for program funding to bring Dr. Freddo to their institution to provide assistance with curricular design and planning, programmatic support and course design.