Dr. Jennifer Stewart is a partner at Norwalk Eye Care. She is originally from the Hudson Valley, NY, and received her Bachelor of Science from Marist College. 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.
She is a member of many professional organizations including the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. She has been a contributor to Optometric Office, Optometry Times, Fast OD, Vision Care Product News and Optometric Management. Her work has also been featured in New OD, Contact Lens Spectrum and Women in Optometry. She has served as a consultant for Coopervision and Johnson and Johnson Vision Care. She is also a Board Member for the Sports and Performance Vision Council of the American Optometric Association.
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. Performance 20/20 helps athletes improve reaction, anticipation, timing, eye/hand coordination, focusing, attention and decision making. 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.