Luxottica Student Welcome: Fashion Focus

Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Generously sponsored by Luxottica.

We're excited to announce this new student-only reception to kick off Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry! Come experience Fashion – Frames – Fun! There will be a special frames fashion show as well as food and drinks.


Special Students Only Exhibit Hall Hours

Thursday, October 24, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Students will have a special opportunity to meet and network with exhibitors in attendance as well as participate in a chance to win a variety of exciting prizes. While you’re there, stop by the Academy membership booth in the Exhibit Hall to ask a Fellow any question you have about membership or the Academy. 

Student and Resident Awards Lunch

Thursday, October 24, Noon – 1 PM
This luncheon will honor the best student scientific program presenters from Academy 2018 San Antonio and the 2019 student and resident travel fellowship recipients. 

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Essilor Academic Challenge at Academy Stadium

Thursday, October 24, 8:00 - 10:00 PM
The Essilor Academic Challenge held at Academy Stadium in Orlando will determine which school has what it takes to be crowned the champion. Academic teams from the schools and colleges of optometry will compete against each other in an entertaining environment to see which team has what it takes to win the coveted title. Attendees will also be invited to join the afterparty to celebrate the winning team. 

Residency and Graduate Program Fair

Friday, October 25, Noon – 3:00 PM
Generously sponsored by ASCO, Johnson & Johnson Vision, and Vision Source.
Designed for students to learn more about various residency and graduate programs. Staff from schools and programs will be available to answer questions. 

Also featuring ASCO's 'Ask the Experts' session featuring guest advisors from academe to share information on post-OD graduate education and residency programs. Experts include Drs. Heather Anderson, Pinakin Davey, Erin Jenewein, David Loshin, Kelly Nichols, Taylor Phillips, and Dean VanNasdale. View the experts' bios.

Student Fellowship Program

Distinguish yourself by becoming a Student Fellow. Sign up when you register for Academy 2019 Orlando and the 3rd World Congress of Optometry!

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