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Garneau College Launches New Acuvue Contact Lens Space

The new contact lens clinical and dispensing training space opened this past May 14 in the presence of all the partners involved in this major project.

Open to the public, Lunetterie Garneau treats some 1,000 clients per year who reside on the outskirts of Quebec City. Lunetterie Garneau’s growing clientele come to the clinic for its distinctive services, reasonable prices, and wide selection of products, while the optical science students who train there benefit from invaluable, practical experience.

Before this dedicated space opened, the contact lens area wasn’t very functional. It took the determination of optical science teacher Karine Lacourse, the project co-manager, and the commitment of Garneau College and its partners to turn this dream into a reality. ”Many students have told us how much more professional they feel in this new setting.  The space is very well equipped and laid out now, making it much easier for us teachers to share our passion for contact lenses. The space was designed to work as a classroom and a clinic, and has been completely renovated and revamped. It’s now fully functional and modern thanks to cutting edge new equipment,” said Lacourse.

The new space was christened Acuvue, a trademark of Johnson & Johnson, after its main donor. CooperVision, AXIS Medical Group, and Blanchard Contact Lenses were also instrumental in supporting this very important training ground for optical students.

 

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