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.