American Academy of Optometry Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care Grant Recipients

Published May 6, 2022

ORLANDO, Florida, May 5, 2022 – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is pleased to announce the 2022 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. 

2022 Recipients and Institutions Attended:

William

Robison

Illinois College of Optometry

Kora

Amunrud

Indiana University School of Optometry

Stephanie

Silvagnoli

Inter American University of Puerto Rico College of Optometry

Vincent

Thoren

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Jordan

Marentette

Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University

Gavin

Walters

Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry

Natalie

Roth

Chicago College of Optometry Midwestern University

Evelyn

Zhang

New England College of Optometry

Sarah

Rawlings

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry

Melynda

Gagliardi

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Chi Huyen Thi

Nguyen

Pacific University College of Optometry

Jennifer

Ashens

Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Theresa

Tran

Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University

Sean

Adams

Southern College of Optometry

Julie

Song

State University of New York College of Optometry

Richard

Wan

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Sonya

Apinyavat

University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

Justin

Cloutier

University of Montreal College of Optometry

Lindsay

Snow

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Lawrence

Nguyen

University of Houston College of Optometry

Christine

James

University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry

Laura

Keith

University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry

Erika

Bendert

University of the Incarnate at Rosenberg School of Optometry

Emily

Gottschalk

University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science

Amelene

Bartlett

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 Vision’s outstanding support to raise the bar of optometric education to a new level is a remarkable reminder of their ongoing commitment to the industry’s high standards.

For more information, visit https://www.aaopt.org/home/aaof.

About the American Academy of Optometry
The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) inspires excellence in optometric practice by fostering research and disseminating knowledge in vision science through its journal, Optometry and Vision Science, and the continuing education presented at its annual meeting. Fellows of the Academy are committed to the premise that learning is a lifelong obligation of a professional, as is the commitment to expand the profession’s knowledge base through ongoing fellowship and exchange. For more information, visit the website: http://www.aaopt.org.

About the American Academy of Optometry Foundation

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and was founded in 1947 for the “upholding, broadening, fostering, promoting and aiding of optometric education; the profession of optometry and its practitioners.” The organization provides financial support for optometric research and vision and eye health education to improve patient clinical care. For more information, visit the website: https://www.aaopt.org/home/aaof.