Dr. Patrick Quaid, Optometrist, FCOVD, PhD
Founder & Director of Optometric Services, VUE Cubed Vision Therapy Clinics, Immediate Past President, College of Optometrists of Ontario (Regulatory Board) Executive Board, COVD International (College of Vision Development)
Dr. Quaid founded VUE Cubed Vision Therapy Clinics out of his passion for visual rehabilitation, having suffered the consequences of a severe traumatic brain injury at age 8, so he knows first-hand what concussion can do to the academic potential of a child. He has served at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry as an Adjunct Professor and from Jan-2020 until Jan 2021 and as President of the College of Optometrists of Ontario from Jan 2020 to Jan 2022.
Dr. Quaid has published over 35 scientific publications (peer reviewed formal papers and formal poster presentations at international conferences) in both optometric and medical journals on topics ranging from the effect of oculomotor dysfunction on reading efficiency in children to the effects of concussion on vision. He has also published on topics including glaucoma and its relationship to perfusion pressure and scanning laser topography imaging methods.
In Jan 2020, Dr. Quaid was invited to co-author a landmark medical book chapter on visual dysfunction in concussion (Title of Book: “Neurosensory disorders in Traumatic Brain Injury”) in conjunction with Dr. Eric Singman MD PhD, Head of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins. More recently, Dr. Quaid and Dr. Singman also jointly received an Award of Excellence in research pertaining to concussion from the USA based Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) group.
In addition to his training to as an Optometrist within the NHS Hospital Eyecare System in the UK, Dr. Quaid attained his PhD in Vision Science in 2006 along with his post-doctoral year in 2007 from the University of Waterloo (post-doctorate York University) and subsequently received his USA Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation Board Certification (FCOVD) Fellowship designation in 2011.
He has delivered over 850 lectures worldwide to optometrists, physicians, educators, and allied healthcare professionals on topics related to visual dysfunction in concussion and pediatric learning difficulty cases. Dr. Quaid makes it a priority to publish data from his clinics and has attained on-going funding from the Canadian government.
In mid-2020, he wrote a book directed at parents and teachers of children with learning difficulties titled “Learning to See is Seeing to Learn” (top seller on Amazon). Dr. Quaid makes a point of showing videos of real cases in his lectures to illustrate how we can often make immediate and significant gains by realizing how powerful vision really is.