Optometry Alumnus Cameron McCrodan Speaks in TEDxVictoria

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science alumnus Dr. Cameron McCrodan demystifies the visual skills we take for granted in his recent TEDxVictoria talk. An optometrist specializing in vision development, McCrodan emphasizes the importance of understanding the complexity of vision.

Many vision problems are “vision development” impairments, problems with information processing. The good news is: these are skills that can be developed with the guidance of an optometrist.

“[Vision] is incredibly complex and it is about so much more than just being able to see clearly,” says McCrodan.

At least 70 per cent of the information our brains receive is visual, so vision improvement means major gains in everyday tasks such as reading, writing and sports. For example, McCrodan highlights exciting new technologies that optometrists can use to identify the root causes of reading problems in children. He also reveals dramatic before-and-after treatment stories.

To learn more about how this Waterloo graduate is using his optometry skills to improve the well-being of his patients.