Louis J. Girard

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Louis J. Girard helped to popularize contact lens fitting as a medical procedure. He was co-author with Whitney J. Sampson, MD and Joseph W. Soper of a text, Contact lenses, published in 1968. [1]

Dr. Girard was Professor of Ophthalmology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.[1] He served as chair of the department from 1958 to 1970. [2]

Dr. Girard is a graduate of Rice University and wrote the Rice Fight Song for the Rice Owls in 1940. In 1985, he received the University's Distinguished Alumni Award.[3]


  1. ^ a b Hellemans, Alexander; Bryan Bunch (1988). The Timetables of Science. New York, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 367. ISBN 0-671-62130-0. 
  2. ^ "Our History - Baylor College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology". 
  3. ^ "Association of Rice Alumni - Honors & Awards".