David LeGrand
Grew up in Media, Pennsylvania, and graduated with honors from Slippery Rock University in 1984.
He served his ocularist apprenticeship under his brother, Joe LeGrand, Jr., in Philadelphia. He moved to Virginia in 1996.

Dave and his wife, three children, and dog live in Chesapeake and are active members of New Creation United Methodist Church.

Dave earned a diploma from the American Society of Ocularists and is certified by the National Examining Board of Ocularists.
He has been on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ophthalmic Prosthetics for 16 years, serving as Senior Editor from 1999 to 2001 and 2013

Three of his articles have been published in this journal:

  • “Going for a Mission and Returning With a Purpose: Making Prostheses in Northwest Haiti” in 2012
  • The History of Plastic Scleral Cover Shells in 2007
  • A review of the book Long Time, No See in 2005
  • Dave enjoys missions and recently helped flood victims in Crisfield, Maryland. He has been on five missions to Haiti including two eye care missions

    Read an article on the Daily Press about David’s work below:
    “Ocularist Dave LeGrand restores hope through artistry”…

    The American Society of Ocularists: www.ocularist.org