Profiles And Contributions To This Article

State of the eye health system in the Pacific: is medical technology available and used by mid-level eye care workers?

Benoit  Tousignant

Dr Benoit Tousignant

qualifications: OD, MSc, MPH

contribution: Study conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Assistant Professor

Dr. Benoit Tousignant is an Assistant Professor at the University of Montreal (UM) School of Optometry. He obtained his doctorate of optometry (OD, UM, 2000), followed by a residency in Primary eye care from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (2001), a Master of Science in Visual Science (MSc, UM, 2005) and a Master in Public Health degree from Harvard University (MPH, 2008). He actively practices eye care with Indigenous and carceral populations. He founded Regard collectif, UM’s mobile community 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 an interest for developing sustainable eye health systems in developing countries and in remote communities. He teaches epidemiology, geriatric optometry and primary eye care.


Matthew G. Pearce

Dr Matthew Pearce

qualifications: OD, MPH, DrPH

contribution: Study conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Optometrist


Julie  Brûlé

Dr Julie Brûlé

qualifications: OD, MSc

contribution: Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Associate Professor


Biu  Sikivou

Dr Biu Sikivou

qualifications: MD

contribution: Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Director


Graeme  Nicholls

Mr Graeme Nicholls

qualifications: DOpt, BTh, GCOT, PGDPH

contribution: Study conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Workforce and Academic Manager


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