American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces the 2017 Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin Contact Lens Residency Award Recipient

Published November 8, 2017

ORLANDO, FL (September 18, 2017) – Jesus Gabriel Martinez, OD, cornea and contact lens fellow at the University of Houston, was chosen by a committee of members in the Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) as this year’s recipient for the Bert C. & Lydia M. Corwin Residency Award.

The award is intended to promote the practice and development of the field of contact lenses by providing incentive and support to talented optometric residents who demonstrate a passion and commitment to practice, research, and education. John D. Goosey, MD, premiere LASIK, cataract, and corneal surgeon, said “Dr. Martinez, is a very bright and enthusiastic doctor whose expertise in scleral contact lenses was responsible for visually rehabilitating many of my corneal transplant and keratoconus patients.” 

Of the sixteen applicants who applied to the program, Jesus presented an impressive resume of experience in clinical, volunteer service, research, and lecture presentation. Jesus will receive a $2,000 education award and a $750 travel fellowship to attend Academy 2017 Chicago in October. 

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is a 501(c) (3) philanthropic organization that develops and provides financial support for optometric research and education in vision and eye health to Improve patient clinical care and is an affiliate of the AAO.