Our Eye Doctors
Dr. McCrodan was inspired to focus his career on neurovisual performance shortly after graduation. He had been observing an appointment with a 50-year-old patient who had been successfully treated for a reading/learning disability caused by an underlying eye movement and processing problem. The patient shared that he thought he didn’t like to read because he was stupid – only to realize it had been a problem with his eyes.
Since some of his undergraduate was spent in engineering, Dr. McCrodan realized that this was simply the engineering of the visual system. The software that controls how our eyes work, and how we process what they see. This lead to years of study and the ongoing advancement of treatment at Opto-mization.
He is also a published author. You can purchase his book titled "Optomize: A New Way to Look at Dyslexia, Concussion, Attention Deficit, Reading Comprehension and Athletic Performance" on Amazon here.
Today Dr. McCrodan supports patients of all ages and abilities, including those with reading and learning issues, head trauma, concussions, and sports vision needs.
Dr. McCrodan grew up in Victoria and graduated from The School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo. He is a fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD), and has sat on the board for the British Columbia Doctors of Optometry. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association and the Optometric Extension Program.
Dr. Irvine graduated with distinction from the College of Optometry at Pacific University, one of North America's top schools for vision therapy. He spent his final year of school completing rotations at some of the most established clinics across America, with an active pursuit in vision therapy.
Dr. Irvine chose Neuro-optometry because of his passion for connecting with patients and helping to improve their quality of life. From concussions, to dizziness, or reading and learning disabilities, he loves helping people overcome their visual problems and change their life.
Dr. Irvine grew up in Calgary but came to Victoria and Nanaimo for the weather, access to outdoors, and quality of life. He enjoys his free time outside of work playing with his daughters, puzzling and cooking.