American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces the 2019 Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care Recipients

Published June 4, 2019

ORLANDO, FL (June 4, 2019) – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is pleased to announce the 2019 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care recipients. This award recognizes outstanding fourth-year student clinicians who have demonstrated skillful knowledge of the contact lens field. Each winner will receive a $500 educational award and a personalized plaque commemorating their accomplishment.

2019 Recipients and Institutions attended:

Mariana Ferraz
Illinois College of Optometry
Mackenzie Speers
Indiana University, School of Optometry
Kevin Hoang
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry
Stephanie Gee
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Optometry
Kristina Aikens
Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University
Christina Wenn
Midwestern University Arizona, College of Optometry
Kendra Phillis
New England College of Optometry
Kelsey Buford
Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
Karla Delgado
Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry
Ryan Rutschilling
The Ohio State University, College of Optometry
Mari J. Fujimoto
Pacific University, College of Optometry
Nathan Housley
Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Brandin Gwinner
Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Abagail Kirk
Southern College of Optometry
Nicole Poon
State University of New York, College of Optometry
Courtney Sartin
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Optometry
Valerie A. Lim
University of California Berkeley, School of Optometry
Theresa Hoang
University of Houston, College of Optometry
Jacquelyn M. Tyra
University of Missouri St. Louis, College of Optometry
Mikhail Lifshits
University of Montreal, School of Optometry
Christina Sally Abuata
University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry
Kirsten Carter
University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science
Kimber M. Kenzli
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.