The Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics is awarded to a student pursuing the Doctor of Optometry degree in a school or college of optometry who submits a first-authored original research paper on one of the following topics: Geometrical Optics; Physical Optics; Ophthalmic Optics; Optics of the Eye. Acceptable topics include modern measurement of aberrations and their correction, optical quality of the eye, optical limits to visual performance, or diagnosis and treatment of a range of optically relevant ocular conditions (e.g. corneal surgery, contact lenses, and refractive error). The paper should be of publishable quality if currently unpublished, but may be already published or under review. The paper must reflect research performed while the student was pursuing the Doctor of Optometry degree. Nominations should be made by the student’s advisor. Nominations should include the first-authored student paper and a letter of recommendation from the advisor describing the student’s role in conducting the research and the writing of the manuscript. There is no limit on the number of nominations from each school or college of optometry. It is expected that the recipient will submit any unpublished manuscript to Optometry and Vision Science. The award is $750 for the primary author to travel to attend the annual meeting. If other authors than the first author were also pursuing the Doctor of Optometry degree while conducting the research, multiple awardees may divide a total travel award of $1500.
Deadline for this award is April 1, 2014.
Applications should be emailed to Helen Viksnins at HelenV@aaoptom.org.
or mailed to:
The Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics
c/o American Academy of Optometry
2909 Fairgreen Street Orlando, FL 32803
Past Recipients of the Neumueller Award
2013 Krystal L. Schulle
1997 Mark P. Borsuk
1985 Donald Ferro