Notable Alumnus

James Sheedy, OD PhD
Class of 1974

Dr. Sheedy received his optometry degree and his doctorate in physiological optics from the Ohio State University. He was a Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry where he founded the first Video Display Terminal Eye Clinic in 1985. He also established the Center for Ophthalmic Optics Research at Ohio State University and 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 Optometry and Vision Science and received the William Feinbloom Award from the American Academy of Optometry award for his work in vision ergonomics. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from Prevent Blindness America for his work with ultraviolet. He has 140 published articles and has participated in the development of numerous ANSI and ISO standards and regulations. Dr. Sheedy has earned a reputation as an expert in vision problems at computers. This has led to research into hardware and software configurations of computer displays. Dr. Sheedy has several graduate students who have received degrees under his guidance. Currently, Dr. Sheedy is the head of the Vision Performance Institute and Professor of Optometry at the Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Sheedy was honored locally by receiving the 2013 Optometry Alumni and Friends Society Distinguished Alumni Award.

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