Robert C. Janot, O.D., F.A.A.O. Diplomate, American Board of Optometry, originally from Eunice, Louisiana, is a 1983 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. A therapeutically certified optometrist, Dr. Janot has passed all examinations given by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. In January, 2014, he passed the American Board of Optometry Board Certification Examination, earning him the title, Diplomate, American Board of Optometry. Dr. Janot is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Houston College of Optometry. He is a member of the Optometry Association of Louisiana, the American Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Janot serves as the Optometry Association of Louisiana's Executive Director (2021). He was formerly Chair for coordinating continuing medical education for all of the state's optometrists, a position he had since 1993. <br>
In June, 2014, Dr. Janot was honored with the highest award bestowed on a Louisiana Optometrist, the James D. Sandefur Distinguished Service Award. This award honors an optometrist who has demonstrated tremendous commitment and outstanding service, over a significant period of time, to the Optometry Association of Louisiana, the profession of optometry in this state, and/or to the eye health and visual welfare of the citizens of Louisiana. In 2008, he was named Louisiana's "Optometrist of the Year" making this the 4th time he has received the honor from his peers since 1989. Dr. Janot is a past president of the Optometry Association of Louisiana, and served as chairman of the Past President's Council from 2010-2014. He is also a Past President of the Southwest Louisiana Optometric Society and a past trustee to the Southern Council of Optometrists. He specializes in Optometric Surgery, Optometric Medicine and Contact Lenses.