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Benoit Tousignant


Professeur agrégé

École d'optométrie

Pavillon 3744, rue Jean-Brillant office 190-82

514 343-6111 #31538

Professeur agrégé

École de santé publique - Département de médecine sociale et préventive


Dr. Benoit Tousignant is an Associate Professor at the University of Montreal (UM) School of Optometry and its School of Public health.  He obtained his OD degree in 2000 (UM), followed by a residency in Primary eye care from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (2001), a Master of Science in Visual Science (MSc, 2005) and a Master in Public Health degree from Harvard University (MPH, 2008).  He practices full-scope optometry with Indigenous and carceral populations. He heads Regard collectif, UM’s mobile outreach eye clinic which delivers eye care to the Montreal homeless, while educating optometry students and conducting public health research on this population. 

He also has experience and interest in developing sustainable eye health systems in developing countries and in remote communities. His research interests include ophthalmic epidemiology, eye care for marginalized populations, global health and human resources in health. 

Languages ​​spoken: French, English, Italian, Spanish, Quebec Sign Language (LSQ)



  • Responsable – Regard collectif – la Clinique mobile de l’École d’optométrie de l’Université de Montréal
  • Membre – RRSV — Réseau de recherche en santé de la vision
  • Membre – GRSV — Groupe de recherche en sciences de la vision

Education Programs

  • Health Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Sciences


  • OPM4660 Atelier préclinique en optométrie spécialisée
  • OPM51511 Discussions cliniques en optométrie 5.1
  • OPM6024A Séminaires cliniques 1
  • OPM6024B Séminaires cliniques 2
  • OPM6024C Séminaires cliniques 3


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Eye health services and refractive error among Nunavik Inuit Projet de recherche au Canada / 2018 - 2019

Lead researcher : Benoit Tousignant
Co-researchers : Julie Brûlé
Funding sources: Association canadienne des optométristes/Canadian Association of Optometrists
Grant programs:

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Additional Information


Benoit Tousignant - Prix d’excellence en enseignement 2018

Regard collectif à la Maison du Père

Benoît Tousignant - Prix engagement 2013

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