Our Mission: Building a community where individuals come together to enhance our understanding of vision and performance


Derek Cunningham, OD

Dr. Cunningham is the Director of Optometry and Research at Dell Laser Consultants in Austin, Texas.  He is a founding member and chair of the Integrated Ophthalmic Managed Eyecare Delivery Task Force by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and continues to serve as an education chairman for ASCRS.  He is the founding chief medical editor of Optometry’s only pathology based publication – Advanced Ocular Care.  He is also the author of The Surgical Minute column in Review of Optometry and the host of Innovations in Clinical Practice video series on Eyetubeod.com.  Previously, Dr. Cunningham was the resident education supervisor at the Division of Ophthalmology, Texas Tech School of Medicine at El Paso.


Dr. Cunningham’s advanced research cover a vast spectrum of eye are and neuroscience including; dry eye treatments, glaucoma medications and surgeries, retinal disease, cataract and lasik surgeries, cosmetic treatments and products, vision enhancement and sports vision. His innovative research has been presented at all major meetings ranging from the American Retinal society, the Academies of Ophthalmology and Optometry, to the American College of Sports Medicine. His research has been featured in many medical journals and showcased in publications such as Sports Illustrated and Forbes Magazine.


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Fraser Horn, OD, FAAO


Dr. Horn is the Associate Dean of Academic Programs and an Associate Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry.  He teaches in multiple courses, including co-instructor of the Sports And Recreational Vision elective course with Dr. Graham Erickson.  He is a past chair of the American Optometric Association's Sports Vision Section.

Dr. Horn works with amateur and professional athletes from multiple sports.  He has been involved in multiple sports vision research projects, as well.  Dr. Horn has lectured internationally on sports vision and primary care optometry.  He enjoys helping athletes try to achieve their potential.

Dr. Horn graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry and completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the Perry Point VA in Maryland.



Keith Smithson, OD

Dr. Smithson specializes in pediatric and sports vision, as well as the treatment of patients suffering from post-concussion syndrome. He is the Director of Visual Performance for the Washington Nationals, the team Optometrist for the Washington Wizards, Spirit, Mystics and DC United, and Sports Vision Consultant for the Washington Redskins and Washington Capitals. Dr. Smithson offers sports vision consultations for serious athletes of all ages who are seeking an extra edge in athletic performance through vision enhancement. He also conducts visual and perceptual testing for children experiencing difficulty in school, and for adults with computer vision eyestrain or focusing problems.  Dr. Smithson is an industry leader in the evaluation and treatment of post-concussion vision syndrome.  Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry utilizes the newest technology to address vision related issues post concussion.  Dr. Smithson is the chair-elect of the Sports and Performance Vision Committee of the American Optometric Association and a member of the Virginia Optometric Association. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Pennsylvania College of Optometry.