American Academy of Optometry Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care Grant Recipients

Published April 14, 2021

ORLANDO, Florida, April 14, 2021 – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is pleased to announce the 2021 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care Grant 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.

2021 Recipients and Institutions Attended:

-           Megan Sales, Chicago College of Optometry

-           William Skoog, Illinois College of Optometry

-           Taylor Spangle, Indiana University, School of Optometry

-           Armando Lugo, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry

-           Wiley Walls, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Optometry

-           Kaitlyn Arnold, Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University

-           Eric Yoshinaga, Midwestern University Arizona, College of Optometry

-           Airi Ando, New England College of Optometry

-           Karli Weise, Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry

-           Lara Bregman, Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry

-           Emily Weakland, The Ohio State University, College of Optometry

-           Anjali Rupela, Pacific University, College of Optometry

-           Kevin Feng, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

-           Marisol Lauri, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University

-           Jesse Boles, Southern College of Optometry

-           Holly Knoechel, State University of New York, College of Optometry

-           Dana Shannon, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Optometry

-           Shazib Haq, University of California Berkeley, School of Optometry

-           Isabel Deakins, University of Houston, College of Optometry

-           Bradley Cary, University of Missouri - St. Louis, College of Optometry

-           Ana Maria Sochirca, University of Montreal, School of Optometry

-           Cassidy Coleman, University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Optometry

-            Elizabeth Trujillo, University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry

-            Christina Chen, University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science

-           Alice Chalongwongse, 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. Johnson & Johnson’s outstanding support to raise the bar of optometric education is a reminder of their ongoing commitment to the industry’s high standards.