Dr. Jack Gardner completed his Optometric studies at Ohio State University, where he was 3rd in his class. He excelled at Villanova University on an Academic Scholarship. He taught at the Illinois College of Optometry for 8 years, caring for patients in his and his father's optometric office. He is a mentor to ICO students and is involved in the community. He has written a chapter in a sports vision textbook, lectured nationally and internationally on sports vision, and was President of the AOA Sports Vision Section in 2002.