James E. Sheedy, O.D., Ph.D.
BS, Biology, Wayne State University
OD, Ohio State University
MS and PhD Ohio State University.
After completing his studies in optometry and vision science he spent four years on faculty at Ohio State University followed by three years during which he started a private practice of optometry and served as a consultant to the Chillicothe Veteran’s Administration Hospital. From 1983-2001 he was on clinical faculty at the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry where he founded the first VDT Eye Clinic and also served as Clinic Director. He also worked in R&D for Zeiss-Humphrey, as Director of Professional development for SOLA optical, and in R&D for a Silicon Valley start-up. He moved back to Ohio State where he established the Center for Ophthalmic Optics Research and he is recognized as an expert in the design and prescribing of progressive addition lenses.
He has twice received the Garland Clay Award for the best clinical research published in the journal of the American Academy of Optometry and also received the William Feinbloom award for his work in vision ergonomics. He received the Distinguished Service Award from Prevent Blindness America for his work with ultraviolet radiation. He has over 140 published articles and has participated in the development of numerous ANSI and ISO standards and regulations. Dr Sheedy is widely recognized for his work is vision ergonomics and currently is Director of the Vision Performance Institute and professor of optometry at Pacific University.