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Dr. Jennifer Stewart (Jennifer Ellison) is the founder of Look New Canaan, optometrist, speaker, writer, consultant, and entrepreneur. She has been involved in the optometric community for almost 20 years.

She received her Bachelor of Science from Marist College, and her Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry.

She is a globally recognized speaker, with a passion for helping optometrists with operations, optical success, contact lens sales and practice management.

Dr. Stewart is currently the Professional Editor for Independent Strong and focuses on educating independent eye care practice owners, opticians, and managers. She has extensive writing experience and has been featured in many optometric publications.

She is a Director for the NECO Alumni Board, and a Member Director for IDOC. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the New England College of Optometry.

With a deep interest in sports vision, Dr. Stewart is Co-Founder and Chief Vision Officer for Performance 20/20 which provides services for sports and performance vision training. She is a recipient of the Theia Award for Innovation by Women in Optometry and serves on the Executive Board for the International Sports Vision Association.

Dr. Stewart is passionate about sports safety, enhancing performance, and helping business owners achieve their goals. An avid Disney fan, she lives her life by the quote “if you can dream it, you can do it.” She is inspired to help others with their dreams.

Believe in your vision.


Professional Affairs Consultant
Advisory Board Member

Brand Ambassador/Spokesperson

Executive Board Member

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Alumni Board of Directors

Key Opinion Leader

Chief Vision Officer

Corporate + Advisory Boards

International Sports Vision Association
Connecticut Association of Optometrists
New England College of Optometry Alumni Board of Directors


Emerging Leader Award (Optical Women’s Association)
Theia Award for Innovation (Women in Optometry)
Coopervision Best Practices Award
Top 40 Under 40 (Fairfield County Business Journal)
Best Eye Doctor in Fairfield County
Rising Star in Optometry (Vision Monday)
The Next Generation of Leadership (Vision Monday)

Industry + Academic

Independent Strong – Professional Editor
New England College of Optometry – Adjunct Assistant Professor
American Optometric Association
Connecticut Association of Optometrists
Optometric Women’s Association