Dr. Patrick Quaid, Optometrist, FCOVD, PhD
Founder & CEO, VUE³ Vision Therapy Clinics (Guelph & North York locations)
Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science
President, Ontario College of Optometrists (Optometric Provincial Regulatory Board)
Dr. Quaid founded VUE out of his passion for visual rehabilitation, having suffered the consequences of a severe traumatic brain injury at age 8 years old, knowing first-hand what it can do to the academic potential of a child. He also serves at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry as an Adjunct Professor and currently sits as the President of the College of Optometrists of Ontario (Regulatory Body, mandate of public protection).
In addition, Dr. Quaid makes it a priority to publish data from his clinics to add to the evidence base for rehabilitative Optometric Vision Therapy. He has numerous peer reviewed scientific publications in both optometric and medical journals on topics ranging from the effects of eye teaming issues on reading efficiency to the incidence of eye teaming issues in athletes and the effect of concussion on vision.
In 2019, Dr. Quaid co-authored a landmark chapter in a medical textbook on visual dysfunction post-concussion (Title of Book: “Neurosensory disorders in Traumatic Brain Injury”) in conjunction with Dr. Eric Singman, MD, PhD, Chief of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Quaid attained his PhD in Vision Science in 2005 from the University of Waterloo, in addition to his training to become an eye doctor in the UK. He subsequently received his USA Board Certification designation (Fellowship Trained, FCOVD designation) in in 2011.
He has delivered over 750 lectures worldwide to optometrists, physicians, educators and allied healthcare professionals on visual dysfunction in pediatric and adult concussion cases and in reading difficulty cases. He has also written a book for parents of children with learning difficulties on how vision is often a missing critical piece that is overlooked (available on Amazon, Kindle and Audible: Learning to See is Seeing to Learn).
Dr. Quaid makes a point of making his lectures highly engaging by using real patient footage and hands-on demonstrations to explain concepts and interventions.
Hadassa Rutman, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
Dr. Hadassa Rutman grew up in Toronto and moved to New York City to pursue a career in Optometry. She received her Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry in 2007. She completed a Residency Program in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation and worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor for 7 years at her alma mater, teaching students in the Vision Therapy, Head Trauma and Pediatrics clinics and participating in Clinical Research projects.
Dr. Rutman moved back to Toronto in 2015 to continue providing Vision Therapy services in a private practice modality. She is a proud member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), Vision Therapy Canada, American Academy of Optometry (AAO), and the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO).
She is currently serves on the Board Directors for the COVD Canada Chapter and as an International Examiners College Board member (IECB) for COVD. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD).
Daniel Cunningham, OD, FCOVD
Chief of Clinic Services for VUE3 Vision Therapy
Born in Northern Ontario, Dr. Cunningham always had a spirit of adventure. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo he moved to Texas where he married his wife, Jennifer. Dr. Cunningham graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry in 2004 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and went on to become Board Certified by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in vision development, vision therapy and vision rehabilitation.
After graduation, Dr. Cunningham joined a private practice in Bethesda, Maryland where he honed his vision therapy skills. He would go on to practice optometric vision therapy in Annapolis, Maryland and Windsor, Ontario before joining Dr. Patrick Quaid at VUE3 Vision Therapy in Guelph and North York, Ontario.
Dr. Cunningham has had the honour of lecturing on the topic of optometric vision therapy to optometrists, therapists, parents and allied health care professionals over the course of his career. Dr. Cunningham has contributed to the vast research database on optometric vision therapy with his time spent as Chief of Clinic Services for VUE3 Vision Therapy.
In 2020, Dr. Cunningham will celebrate his 21st wedding anniversary with his wife Jennifer. Together they are raising their vibrant 4 year-old daughter, Imogen.
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