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Children’s Vision Problems Mimic ADHD: Times Colonist article

The Times Colonist published a fantastic article today discussing how vision problems can mimic ADHD.  Early in my career I worked a lot with Dr. Quaid in Ontario, and he was one of the people that ignited my interest in developmental optometry and dealing with eye-teaming disorders.  To see an...

Sports Vision Training in Victoria B.C.

The New York Times recently published an excellent article talking about sports vision training.  An athlete’s swing is only as accurate as where his brain has calculated the baseball to be.  This also holds true for catching balls, or even where a basketball player judges the hoop to be. Computer driven...

Is it Really Attention Deficit Disorder?

Could Vision Problems Cause an Attention Deficit Disorder Diagnosis? There are two points that will help here: 1.  Attention deficit disorder is a diagnosis of exclusion.  There is no specific test for it, as it is simply a collection of behavioural symptoms.  As a diagnosis of exclusion, all other causes...

How Unseen Visual Deficits Can Impact Your Child’s School Performance

Overlooked: Are Unseen Visual Deficits Causing Your Child Trouble at School? Meet Austin. At 6 years old and half way through grade one, he was unable to read, struggling to form his letters properly, and miserable at school. He would hide under his desk at school, and was unable to...

Back to School Blues? Why 20/20 isn’t enough

I used to think I didn’t like to read because I was stupid. Now I realize it was a problem with how my eyes work. After years of crying every single day before school, this is the first year he said during the summer he is excited to return. Every...