A team of specialists at your service
Our team of optical-industry professionals is the key to our success at L’Aire Visuelle. They are passionate about their work, and always up-to-date on the latest technologies.
The freedom we enjoy as an independent practice allows us to maintain our very unique identity and to offer our clientele a truly diverse selection of products. We are fully committed to our clients, who are our top priority.
With our new location, featuring an expansive, modern showroom, we can now offer you the widest selection of frames in town!
Our team of professionals includes 4 optometrists, 3 opticians, as well as style consultants.
L’Aire Visuelle has become a reference in the fields of eyecare and eyewear!
Dr. Sylvain Duquette, o.d. optometrist
Dr. Sylvain Duquette earned his doctorate degree from Université de Montréal and has since gone on to acquire nearly 30 years of experience in the field.
His first leadership role in his field was as class president in 1982, a mandate he held until his graduation in 1985.
Immediately after graduating, he joined the board of the Ordre des Optométristes du Québec, became involved in various committees and has been on the governing body’s disciplinary committee since 1993. He was active from the very beginning in the Regard 2000 buying group, and helped found the group along with other visionary colleagues.
In 1986, he founded Duquette & Turgeon in Hudson and the very next year he opened a second location in Vimont, Laval.
Dr. Duquette has obtained the special licence to dispense diagnostic and therapeutic optometric drugs. He maintains this privilege through annual continuing education at the conferences he attends.
Driven by a bold vision and passion for his work, this devoted innovator convinced his partners to embark on this latest adventure to create L’Aire Visuelle. Fortune favours the bold, especially when they put in so much hard work!
Suzie Pelletier, o.o.d. optician
After studying to become a social worker, Suzie Pelletier changed course and went on to earn a college degree in opticianry. She never regretted her choice! She has been a member of the Ordre des opticiens du Québec for 20 years now. She is proud to have teamed up with Drs. Duquette and Turgeon 15 years ago, as the three partners were at the forefront of this type of optometrist-optician partnership, which has since proven to be a winning formula. Other than her degree in opticianry, she also holds a continuing education certificate in contact lenses, level 3, from the Ordre des opticiens du Québec, and a Management & Business Academy™ (MBA) from Alcon’s Best practices of Contact Lens Management program. In order to keep abreast of all the latest developments in her field, she attends several specialized trainings each year.
Dre Geneviève Brassard, o.d.
Dr. Brassard joined the team in June 2011, after completing her doctorate degree in Optometry at Université de Montréal. As part of her training, she spent three months working on an Aboriginal reserve in Alaska, a very fulfilling experience that confirmed her choice of careers. While it was initially the scientific and medical aspects of the profession that appealed to her, she has become increasingly fond of her day-to-day patient interactions. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, but has a special affinity for her pediatric clientele. Dr. Brassard is a member of the Ordre des Optométristes du Québec and has obtained the special licence to dispense diagnostic and therapeutic optometric drugs.
In addition to performing complete eye exams, she screens for eye diseases and accepts ocular emergencies.
Dr. Tristan Gauthier o.d.
Graduated in 2014 from the Université de Montréal with a doctorate in Optometry, Dr. Tristan Gauthier joined the team of L’Aire Visuelle to exercise his profession with newly acquired knowledge and techniques. His practice extends to all specialties of optometry such as binocular vision, pediatric optometry, contact lenses and eye health, a field that particularly interests him. During his student job as a technician at the Institut de l’œil des Laurentides and his internship at a Florida clinic, is where he became aware of the importance of eye care.
Dr. Gauthier is a member in good standing of the Ordre des optométristes du Québec and is licensed to use diagnostic and therapeutic drugs. In addition, he has been recognized by the Canadian Assessment of Competence in Optometry.
At L’Aire Visuelle, you are sure to receive quality care from Dr. Gauthier who will give you a thorough eye exam and evaluate ocular health according to the highest professional standards.
Dre Marie-Pier Gascon
After completing her doctorate degree in Optometry at the Université de Montréal in 2015, Dr. Marie-Pier Gascon joined the team of L’Aire Visuelle to practice her profession in a nurturing, innovative and friendly environment. During her student years, she also completed a three-month internship in Florida where she has earned knowledge and know-how on eye health and screening ocular diseases. In addition, her humanitarian trip to Peru has led her to develop a caring relationship with people of all ages.
Always attentive to her patients and eager to offer the best possible service, she does not hesitate to take the time needed with each person. Conscientious and meticulous in everything she does, Dr. Gascon will not hesitate to receive emergency patients who suffer from ocular disorders. The eye examinations will always be carried out rigorously and with a smile. With Dr. Gascon, you are in good hands!
Member of the Ordre des optométristes du Québec, Dr. Gascon has also obtained a special licence to dispense diagnostic and therapeutic optometric drugs.
Pierluigi Merolla o.o.d., optician
Despite having graduated with a degree in visual orthotics from CEGEP Édouard Montpetit in 2011, Pierluigi has worked in the field of optics for almost 10 years.
He made his debut into the field as a consultant and stylist, where he acquired a fondness for glasses and customer service. His experience, knowledge and personal approach make him an excellent consultant.
A polyglot, he speaks French, English and Italian. He’s passionate about his profession as an optician and is always happy to serve you to the best of his ability. Don’t hesitate to talk to him about football too!