Le Prix Bastien

Dr. Armand Bastien graduated from the School of Optometry at the University of Montreal in 1942. Early on, passionate about cutting-edge techniques of his profession, Dr. Bastien joined the Optometric Extension Program, an American Optometric Association dedicated to the continuing education of optometrists. Interested in vision rehabilitation, Dr. Bastien helped perfect some methods and taught them at the School of Optometry. A clinician, researcher, professor, lecturer and respected author, he has contributed to the promotion of Quebec, and Canadian optometry in Europe and the United States.

In 2017, in recognition of his great achievements, Vision Therapy Canada created a very special award in his honour.

This prestigious award is granted to a full member of VTC who has contributed extensively to the promotion of vision therapy in Canada.


2017       Dr. Yves Bastien

2018       Dr. Betty Fretz

2019        Dr. Richard Thompson

2020        Dr. Jean-Pierre Lagacé