2023 Dr. Edward S. Bennett GPLI Educator of the Year

Presented to Dr. Langis Michaud

“For outstanding achievement as an educator in the area of GP and custom soft contact lenses.”

About the Recipient


Dr. Langis Michaud graduated from École d’optométrie de l’Université de Montréal in 1986 where he also obtained his Masters Degree in physiological optics (1998). He also received a diploma in Public Administration from École Nationale d’Administration Publique (ENAP) in 2006. He is a professor and practices at Université de Montréal. He’s been chief of the contact lens department since 2001 and Dean since June 2020. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (Diplomate), the British Contact Lens Association, the Scleral Lens Education Society and of the European Academy of Optometry. Dr Michaud’s main research interests are myopia control, scleral contact lenses, keratoneuralgia and anterior segment irregularities like keratoconus. He is also interested in ocular manifestations of Fabry disease. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and publications or professional reviews. He is an author of many book chapters and has edited in France and USA. Because of his expertise, he is a regular speaker at major optometric and ophthalmology meetings around the world.

Langis Michaud, OD, MS, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS
University of Montreal School of Optometry
Pavillon 3744, rue Jean-Brillant, room 190-70
Montréal, Québec, Canada H3C 3J7
514 343-6111 #8945

Previous Recipients of the Award

2023 – Langis Michaud, OD, MS, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS

2022 – Jennifer Harthan, OD, FAAO, FSLS

2021 – Daniel Fuller, OD, FAAO, FSLS