Meet the Team at Vision Performance of Columbus

Dr. Steven Curtis, OD, FCOVD, FNORA

Meet Steven Curtis, O.D., FCOVD, FNORA

Dr. Steven J. Curtis, a native of Marietta, Ohio, received his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University in 1987. Dr. Curtis is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. He is also a member of the College of Vision Development, The Optometric Extension Program, The Sports Section of the AOA, and The Ohio Amblyope Registry.

Dr. Curtis was awarded the “Optometrist of the Year” by Novamed Alliance in 2005. He was also selected as one of Consumer Reports Top 100 Optometrists in 2003. Dr. Curtis has earned fellowship certification from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.

Dr. Curtis enjoys the growth in his work with patients who suffer persistent vision disturbances after brain injury including concussion and stroke. He has worked with many athletes including some from the Columbus Crew and Columbus Blue Jackets.


Jacob A. Terry, O.D., M.S.

Dr. Terry was born in Calvert county, Maryland and raised in Lancaster county, PA. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Salisbury University with a Major in Biology and Minor in Chemistry. Dr. Terry participated in Division 3 baseball for the Seagulls. His position on the field was the outfield and he had a strong passion for bunting and playing “small-ball.” His love for the game inspired research for his Masters in Vision Science, where he analyzed visual perceptions in baseball batters.

Dr. Terry graduated from The Ohio State College of Optometry in May 2022. Before becoming an optometrist, Dr. Terry had two part-time jobs; he was a chef as well as a gardener. In his free-time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors and living an active lifestyle. His goal is to help every patient gain the edge in sports, school or life in general by maximizing their visual potential. If you get the chance, ask him to show you his favorite magic trick!


Shelley Ullom, MOT, OTR/L

Shelley Ullom, a native of Shadyside, OH, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Biology from Ohio University in 2001 and completed her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 2004. Prior to relocating to Columbus in 2007, Shelley resided in Indianapolis where she gained extensive experience working with the pediatric population utilizing sensory integration and the tool of Hippotherapy (Horses!) at the Children’s Theraplay Foundation. She also gained experience through Easter Seals working with adult Low Vision patients in the home setting,helping them maintain independence. 

Since moving to Columbus, Shelley has worked with pediatric patients in multiple settings, from outpatient clinics to school systems. When she joined forces with Dr. Curtis at the Vision Performance Center in 2008, she felt blessed to be able to provide such amazing quality care to both children and adults and watch the practice grow exponentially. In addition to furthering her education and expertise in areas of sensory integration, sensory processing disorders, visual processing, vestibular rehab, and primitive reflexes, Shelley loves to couple her love for yoga and movement with patient care whenever she can. She has certifications in teaching children’s yoga from YogaKids, Radiant Child Yoga, Yoga for Special Needs as well as certification for implementing yoga therapy with our neuro population via Love Your Brain Yoga.

Through work or play, Shelley loves to support and foster her patients’ paths of self-discovery and growth in a fun, creative and uplifting environment. She continues to have her dream job here at VPC! Shelley currently resides in Clintonville with her husband, their two children, and their sheepadoodle, Charlie. In her spare time, you can find her hanging out with her family and friends, doing yoga, hiking, shopping, re-decorating, reading, exploring the outdoors and new destinations, enjoying a good cup of chai, taking loads of pictures, watching her kids play sports, and cheering on both the Buckeyes and Steelers during football season.