What if our current thinking on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is completely overlooking something so obvious? Let’s look at the logic and language involved with the diagnosis.  Think critically, and you may find a solution. Developmental– concerned with the development of someone or something. Coordination: the organization of the different elements of a complex body or […]

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Gaslight (verb):  to manipulate someone in to questioning their own sanity. It seems like almost every day I meet someone who has been told that their dizziness, nausea, headaches and other symptoms are psychological.  Sometimes it’s chalked up to depression or anxiety (despite solid research showing that eye movement problems are not caused by depression […]

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‘Everyone is entitled to (their) own opinion, but not (their) own facts’ –Daniel Patrick Moynihan ‘Vision therapy does not work.’ I hear this all the time, and so have thousands of the people I have worked with.  It comes from teachers, spouses, friends, optometrists, and especially doctors.  This statement has caused kids to continue to […]

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Convergence insufficiency is a problem with how the eyes work together, that can affect reading speed, comprehension, ability to sustain focus and more.  The official study just published can be seen here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29577409. Well done study in getting improvement in a short period of time. Often the maximum improvement takes longer, but it’s much more […]

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Dizziness, nausea and vertigo can be debilitating symptoms that many people just learn to live with.  But what if they didn’t have to?  Most often we think of dizziness as a vestibular problem, because we are all familiar with how our inner ear is important for balance, and it is.  Many cases of dizziness are […]

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It’s with great excitement that Opto-mization Neurovisual Performance Nanaimo is taking on new patients. For years, families and people have been driving down to Victoria from as far away as Tahsis on a regular basis. The results were worth the travel, but it was hard on families, and the Malahat isn’t always driver friendly.

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Susan tried vestibular rehabilitation to address vertigo with little progress. Vision therapy provided insight. I was diagnosed with disequilibrium and vestibular/ vision mismatch last fall. It was so debilitating that I was unable to work. I was almost constantly dizzy, nauseated, and anxious. I was unable to concentrate and had frequent headaches whenever I tried […]

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Scott was told amblyopia (lazy eye) would deteriorate his vision. Vision therapy changed his viewpoint. It has been a couple of months since my last vision therapy appointment (and graduation!) and I wanted to thank you once again for the encouragement and inspiring atmosphere at your centre. Dr. McCrodan, you and your staff extended every […]

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In grade 6, Sandra’s son suffered a serious concussion. Vision therapy helped him regain balance. My son (grade 6 student) commenced treatment with Dr McCrodan after suffering a serious concussion accident.  He also had been diagnosed with dyslexia and the combination of the concussion accident had left him with no balance, memory loss and a […]

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Robyn’s concussion left her disoriented and exhausted. Vision therapy helped her escape a state of limbo. In February 2015 I suffered a serious concussion that left me disoriented, nauseous, dizzy and exhausted. I was unable to work at my job as an editor. I went from working 12-hour days to lying on the couch with […]

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Alexandra suffered severe headaches that halted her work performance and ability to care for her children. Two years ago I became unwell.  It started as dizziness and progressed very rapidly to a host of symptoms including nausea, crippling headaches, disorientation, stuttering, vertigo, and complete exhaustion.  I spent a fair amount of time in doctors’ offices, […]

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Tait was suffering from a dizzying mix of visual conditions.  Neurovisual optometry solved the problem. When I met Dr. McCrodan, I was on a lonely mission. I had a unique mystery to solve; one that appeared no one could help me solve or even help me towards making significant improvements. That all changed when I […]

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A graduate student started suffering from eye strain. Traditional glasses weren’t helping. I started suffering from eye strain in my early 20s during my first full-time desk job. Then, when I decided to add to the number of hours spent using a computer by becoming a part-time graduate student, I noticed a tugging sensation in […]

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Behaviour optometrist aids in child’s vision development All through Brandon’s young years he was a very active, yet fearful child.  He would freeze up the moment something new or different would be presented, to name a few symptoms.  So much so we had him involved in the Early Intervention Program at Queen Alexandria.  He was […]

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A routine eye check-up revealed that Al suffered from Convergence Insufficiency. I was having my regular biannual eye checkup and the optometrist said he had to “tighten” up my prescription on my right eye.  But my eye would not respond and my vision would not improve. Further tests indicated that I had Convergence Insufficiency. I […]

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Sean was a bright kid who developed language skills early. But he struggled with his gross motor skills. Sean had little interest in physical activities.  He would try everything once or twice but anything that required hand/eye coordination was difficult for him and he would quit most things pretty quickly. Despite this, Sean preserved through […]

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Matthew was assessed as needing an Independent Education Plan (IEP) due to his learning disability, but vision therapy helped him find focus. Matthew Olson was described by the school assessment team as in need of yearly IEP’s due to his learning disability in Grade 2. In Grade 3 he continued to struggle with reading. We […]

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Mariah’s vision challenges were caught in a regular eye exam in 2011. Facing surgery, she met Dr. McCrodan. Mariah’s vision challenges were caught in a regular eye exam in 2011. She was sent to a specialist who would test Mariah’s eyes and determine if eye surgery would be a good option. Mariah patched her strong […]

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Since a very young age Jared has struggled with anxiety. Vision therapy unlocked his confidence. Since a very young age Jared has struggled with anxiety, behavioural issues and a lack of physical coordination. He comes across to others as very shy or rude as he would not speak to adults or other classmates and avoids […]

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A dad shares his experience as his daughter undergoes vision therapy. My wife and I have two daughters. It would be an understatement to say that they are different and how amazing they both are in unique ways. Clearly, they are individuals, yet still good sisters. Our eldest daughter struggled with school, and with general […]

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Crispin and Fiona have both undergone vision therapy to improve their visual development. Crispin started vision therapy as a 13-year-old. Until that time, he struggled in school in virtually every subject, including math, reading, and writing. He spent countless hours with tutors and frustrated parents as he tried to learn everything thrown at him. Headaches […]

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