Dr. Nadia Marie Quesnel, optometrist, is a graduate of the École d’optométrie de l’Université de Montréal (O.D. in 1978 and M.Sc. in 1995) and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (2001). After being a class and clinical lecturer for several years, she was appointed associate professor in 2005. She was head of the contact lenses module for more than five years. In 2007, she was appointed scientific director of the continuing professional development sector of the École d’optométrie de l’Université de Montréal and she represents the École d’optométrie at the Centre de perfectionnement et de référence en optométrie (CPRO).
Dr. Quesnel, optometrist, is also chair of the Professional Inspection Committee of the Ordre des optométristes du Québec.
Since 2004, she has worked part time at the IRIS Ophthalmology Clinic, where she acts as scientific director. This joint practice with ophthalmologists has allowed her to acquire specific knowledge and expertise in the management of patients before and after laser and intraocular refractive surgery. She has carried out numerous research projects in this field and has presented her results in Canada, the United States and Europe, aside from having them published in various scientific journals.
Together with Dr. Martin Boileau, she set up the ocular health residency program offered by the Université de Montréal since 2010. Students intern at the Institut de l'Oeil des Laurentides (IOL) and graduates are employed there.