Residency training is becoming an increasingly important aspect of optometric training. A post-OD residency program significantly advances a graduate's preparation as an eye care provider and provides additional experiences in clinical instruction and academia. Many schools and colleges of optometry now require residency training as a basic prerequisite for new clinical faculty.
The Bert C. and Lydia M. Contact Lens Residency 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.
The Bert C. and Lydia M. Contact Lens Residency Award is $2,000 plus one $750 travel fellowship to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; where the recipient will spend volunteer time at the AAOF exhibit booth and be presented a travel check and plaque at the annual AAOF Celebration Luncheon.