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Our Mission

Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.

 Our Team

Dr. Kevin Loopeker

​Dr. Loopeker is the lead practitioner behind sports vision at Fortius Sport & Health's Vision Performance Clinic. He has many years of experience working within the sports vision field and has served some high profile clients including members of the Canadian National Ski, Shooting and Soccer teams; and both men and women of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Dr. Kevin Loopeker received his Doctorate Degree (with Distinction) from the Pacific University College of Optometry (Forest Grove, Oregon). Here he spent four years working as the Sports Vision Research Assistant to Dr. Alan Reichow, Director of Sports Vision at Pacific University and Chief Vision Consultant for Nike. During his post-doctoral training at the State University of New York College of Optometry, Dr. Loopeker was a Clinical Assistant Instructor at SUNY and earned a Certificate of Advanced Clinical Competency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation. Dr. Loopeker is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and is Board Certified in Vision Therapy and Vision Development. Dr. Loopeker's most recent endeavours earned him a Diploma in Sportvision Practice (with Distinction) from the UK.

 

Education

  • Bachelors of Science: Honours Physiology (First Class), University of British Columbia (1996)

  • Doctorate of Optometry (with Distinction), Pacific University College of Optometry (2002)

  • Certificate of Advanced Clinical Competency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation, State University of New York College of Optometry (2003)

  • Board Certified in Vision Therapy and Vision Development: College of Optometrists in Vision Development (2006)

  • Diploma in Sportvision Practice (with Distinction), Sportvision UK (2012)

Roots

  • Completed the Vancouver Marathon 2006

  • Catamaran racing

  • Volleyball

  • Soccer

Client CV

  • Alpine Canada

  • Alpine BC

  • Canadian Shooting Team

  • Canadian Freestyle

  • Vancouver Whitecaps: Men's & Women's

  • Canadian National Women's Soccer

  • Vancouver Canucks

Professional Highlights

  • Director of Sport Vision, Fortius Sport & Health

  • Staff Optometrist,  Vancouver 2010

  • Four years working as the Sports Vision Research Assistant to Dr. Alan Reichow

Research Interests

  • Relationship between vision and athletic performance

  • Vision-related learning problems

Professional Affiliations

  • ​College of Optometrists in Vision Development

  • Optometric Extension Program

  • Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association

  • BC Association of Optometrists