American Academy of Optometry Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 Johnson & Johnson Residency Award Recipients

Published August 30, 2019

ORLANDO, FL (August 29, 2019) – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards.

Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award
Paula Kutzner, OD
Southern California College of Optometry


Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Award
Laurel Roberts, OD
Illinois College of Optometry


George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award
Alexandria Lui, OD
Indiana University School of Optometry

George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award
Andrew Fischer, OD
Indiana University School of Optometry

These residency awards support post-graduate advanced training in optometric clinical care, education, and research methods specific to the fields of children’s vision and contact lenses. The 2019 residents were carefully chosen by peer review members from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies, and the Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry Section. Each recipient will receive $2,000 toward their graduate education and a $750 travel fellowship to attend Academy 2019 Orlando & 3rd World Congress of Optometry.

The AAOF will recognize these exceptional residents at the AAOF Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, October 26, from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. The AAOF is once again thankful for the professional relationship between the Foundation and Johnson & Johnson Vision. Their continuous support advances the caliber of optometric education.