American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces the 2017 Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care Recipients

ORLANDO, FL (June 5, 2017) – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is pleased to announce the 2017 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care recipients. This award recognizes outstanding fourth-year student clinicians who have demonstrated excellent overall knowledge of the contact lens field plus skillful, considerate and professional care of contact lens patients during their optometric education.  Each winner receives a $500 educational award and a personalized plaque commemorating their accomplishment.

2017 Recipients and Institutions attended:

Jamie Blavat

Illinois College of Optometry

Hailey Shaffer Williams

Indiana University at Bloomington School of Optometry

Jessica Tu

Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry

Michael Belhumeur

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences School of Optometry

Austin Schipper

Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University

Elizabeth Ledezma

Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry

Avani Dave

New England College of Optometry

Jessica White

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry

Laura Jankiprasad

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Ashley N. Dues

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Paige Stephens

Pacific University College of Optometry

Patrick O'Connor McManamon

Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Justine Gonzalez

Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University

Rebecca Goad

Southern College of Optometry

Azinda Morrow

State University of New York College of Optometry

Kate Oliver

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Andrew Vo

University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

Allison Quirin

University of Houston College of Optometry

Kelsey Haugen

University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry

Laurianne Trudeau

University of Montreal School of Optometry

Tam Nguyen

University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry

Jonathan Ngoc Dinh

University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science

Lilia Babakhan

Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation is thankful for the professional relationship between the foundation and Johnson & Johnson Vision. Their outstanding support to raise the bar of optometric education to a new level is a remarkable reminder of their ongoing commitment to industry high standards.