Our optometrists

About Dr. Terry Gallant, optometrist 3-98011

20 years of experience including 11 years of clinical teachings at the ‘Université de Montréal Clinic and 12 years as an optometrist for visually handicapped patients in a rehabilitation center.

Publications & Conferences:

  • Gallant, T. Les prismes de Peli pour l’Hémianopsie L’optométriste 2014, Sep-Oct.
  • Gallant, T. Deschênes, A. Peli prismes for hemianopia lors de la conférence internationale en mobilité, 2015.
  • Les déficits de champ visuel et la conduite automobile dans le cadre de la formation continue offertes par l’École d’optométrie de l’Université de Montréal, 2017.
  • Deschênes, A. Gallant, T. Wittich, W. Poncet,F. Évaluation et entraînement à l’utilisation des prismes de Peli lors du symposium scientifique sur l’incapacité visuelle et la réadaptation, 2018.

About Dr. Emmanuelle Bédard, optometrist 3-21105

Dr. Bédard graduated in optometry at the Université de Montréal in 2011 and finished in 2013 a clinical master’s degree in vision science in the domain of visual deficiency. During her master’s degree, she got interested in the life quality of visually impaired elders, as well as the clinical aspect of visual examination for children with mutlideficiency (cerebral paralysis, trisomy, etc.)

Dr. Bédard has been teaching the basic techniques of visual examinations at the Université de Montréal for 7 years, as well as teaching advanced eye health evaluation techniques for the past 6 years. She oversees specialized examination for visually impaired patients at the Institut Nazareth and Louis-Braille in collaboration with the Université de Montréal. She worked in a private office in Montréal and in the Laurentides, as well as with indigenous communities of Nunavik.

Dr. Bédard does visual screenings with babies as young as 6 months and evaluates infants at birth when a visual problem is suspected.

Publications & Conferences:

  • Renaud, J. Bedard E. Depression in the elderly with visual impairment and its association with quality of life. Clin Interv Aging. 2013; 8: 931-43.
  • Bédard EKergoat HKergoat MJLeclerc BS. Systematic review of vision-related quality of life questionnaires for older institutionalised seniors with dementia. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2015 Jul; 35(4): 377-87.
  • Roy, M. Bedard E. Cas cliniques en basse vision. 7 novembre 2014 dans le cadre des journées de perfectionnement en optométrie (CPRO).

About Dre Sarah Aumond, optometrist -OD, MSc, FAAO

Dr. Aumond obtained her optometry doctorate at the Université de Montréal in 2011. She completed a master’s degree in the domain of ocular surface diseases in 2018, which led her to supervise optometry students at the School of Optometry. She regularly participates in forum discussions and has written many papers on dry eyes. In 2022, she obtained her Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Finally, she participates in the improvement of eyecare accessibilities in the cri communities of Baie James since 2018.

Dr. Aumond regularly participates in forum discussions on ocular dryness and is also a lecturer.

Publications & Conferences:

  • Sarah Aumond, Etty Bitton. Let’s face Demodex on the lids and the face. 2019 BCLA Clinical Conference Papers and Poster Abstracts / Contact Lens & Anterior Eye 42 (2019) e1–e42
  • Bitton, E. et Aumond, S. (2020). Demodex and eye disease: a review. Clin Exp Optom. doi: 10.1111/cxo.13123
  • Aumond, S. and E. Bitton (2019). Palpebral and facial skin infestation by Demodex folliculorum. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2020 Apr;43(2):115-122
  • Aumond, S. and E. Bitton (2018). The eyelash follicle features and anomalies: A review. J Optom 11(4): 211-222
  • Aumond, S. et al. (2018). Trehalose: a substrate with ocular surface benefits. Contact Lens Spectrum, Volume: 33, page(s): 48

The Clinic’s Technologies

The best ocular technologies to your service.

OCT DUO scan by NIDEK (images in three dimensions of the macular and of the optic nerve to detect, among others, glaucoma and “humid” macular degeneration).

  • Photography of the fundus DUO by NIDEK (allows the establishment of a base to detect future changes).
  • Visual threshold test automatic Octopus (the visual field test is the shortest and less tiring in the glaucoma follow-ups).
  • Automatic refractometer (to help with the examination and optic prescription).

Ophthalmologist, optometrist, optician, what’s the difference?

The ophthalmologist is a doctor who specializes in ophthalmology. It is the ophthalmologist who does the ocular surgeries. Some have an additional specialization in glaucoma, retinal or corneal diseases or in neuro-ophthalmology. They are the ones who will take care of the more complex ocular diseases.

The optometrist has a doctorate in optometry. It is the optometrist who does the oculo-visual examinations and gives the optic (eyeglasses and corneal lenses) and pharmaceutical (infections, inflammations, allergies, glaucoma…) prescriptions. Some developed their field of competence in corneal lenses, binocular vision, low vision or ocular pathologies.

The optician has a visual orthosis technique. It is the optician who does the optic prescriptions (eyeglasses or corneal lenses).