2017 Binocular Vision and Pediatrics Forum

The Binocular Vision and Pediatrics (BVP) Forum is a unique, day-long conference that focuses on binocular vision and pediatrics education for eye care professionals.

The next forum is scheduled for:

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room 33, Fry Hall: The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Speaker: Patrick Quaid, MCOptom, FCOVD, PhD
Registration Form: http://go.osu.edu/BVP2017ForumRegistration
Forum Information: http://go.osu.edu/BVP2017ForumInformation


Dr. Patrick Quaid hails from the Republic of Ireland originally, trained as an optometrist in the UK and has worked in the UK Hospital Eyecare Service treating mainly patients with eye teaming issues (strabismus) and glaucoma side-by-side with ophthalmology. He moved to Canada to pursue his PhD in Vision Science and defended his doctoral thesis successfully in 2005 (University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science), in the process helping to develop a new early glaucoma detection device (which is commercially available). Dr. Quaid has given over 350 lectures on topics related to both binocular vision dysfunction and glaucoma relates issues in North America and internationally. He has also published several peer-reviewed papers in both optometric and ophthalmological journals on topics ranging from oculomotor dysfunction to glaucoma and its relationship to low blood pressure. He also serves on the USA Board of Directors of the College of Optometrists and Vision Development (COVD) in addition to serving on the Executive Committee of the Ontario Optometry Regulatory State Board. His current interests lie mainly in concussion related visual issues and visual issues pertaining to reading based learning difficulties in children.

Dr. Quaid is also the CEO of his own private Rehabilitative VT clinic in Guelph (Canada) and has also been appointed as an Associate Research Professor (University of Waterloo School of Optometry) in addition to being the only appointed Consultant Optometrist at the University of Toronto Medical School (Sports Medicine section). Having suffered a major MVA incident as a child, Dr. Quaid is acutely aware of the oculomotor issues associated with concussion and the ramifications of leaving such issues untreated.