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Eye-Mail® Monthly is the electronic newsletter of the American Academy of Optometry. Each issue features an article of interest, Annual Meeting and Academy information, links to useful websites and more.

May Issue

Scientific Program Abstract Submission Window Closes July 2

The Academy’s Scientific Program offers scientists, educators, and clinicians the opportunity to exchange the latest information in optometry and vision science in two formats, research paper presentations and scientific posters. The Scientific Program is open to everyone and it is not required that you be an Academy member. The deadline for submitting an abstract for the Academy 2020 Nashville Scientific Program is Thursday, July 2 at 5:00 PM EST.
The Academy is working with local and state authorities in Tennessee, monitoring convention center association news, surveying potential attendees, and modeling a variety of meeting formats ranging from entirely virtual to entirely in-person. University travel restrictions do not preclude you from submitting an abstract. If your presentation is accepted but you are ultimately unable to attend the meeting, the Academy will consider alternate forms of presentation and/or be lenient with regard to non-participation. Apply Now...

2020 Ocular Photography Contest

The Comprehensive Eye Care Section has opened the submission window for the 2020 Ocular Photography Contest. Submissions may be made online through Friday, July 31 at 11:45 PM CST.
Optometrists may submit up to two entries per category: Anterior Segment and Posterior Segment. Learn more...

Registration for Academy 2020 Nashville Is Now Open

While we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy continues the planning for our annual meeting – this includes measures to keep everyone safe while still being able to learn, network and engage with each other and our incredible industry partners. We are also making arrangements to provide a virtual meeting option and plans are forthcoming.

COVID-19 Hub: Video Series Now Available On-Demand

As the Academy continues to move forward with its important work during this public health crisis, COVID-19, we believe it is imperative for our members, colleagues, students as well as their families and patients to be informed.
The COVID-19 Task Force has worked to assemble a video series covering a myriad of the latest and most up-to-date information relating to COVID-19 and eye care. Learn more...

American Academy of Optometry Foundation News

Allergan Foundation Research Grants Submission Window Is Now Open
Two grants will be given this year!

The Allergan Foundation Research Grants are to support talented optometry and vision science faculty and researchers in glaucoma or the anterior segment. The awards are open to all faculty and researchers in optometry and vision science. Preference will be given to North American applicants. Each selected research grant, one in the area of glaucoma and one in the area of anterior segment, will receive $60,000 plus a $750 travel grant for the Principal Investigator and up to three co-investigators on the project to attend Academy 2020 Nashville. Learn more...
Korb-Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant Submission Window Is Now Open
The Korb-Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant is designed to support an individual to further their knowledge in the broad area of dry eye. One, $25,000 grant will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates interest in either a clinical or basic science area of dry eye and may be a clinician, educator, researcher, or student. Learn more...
Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Research Fellowship Opens June 1, 2020

The Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Research Fellowship supports new optometric and vision science faculty research and optometric resident research. The fellowship funding is designed to benefit individuals early in their career whose academic curiosity leads them to seek answers to a vast variety of professionally based questions covering a wide area of vision science, clinical practice, or eye related public health. One fellowship of $4,000 will be awarded. Learn more...
David and Diane Goss Optometry History Fellowship Opens June 1, 2020
The David and Diane Goss fellowship will provide a biennial $1,000 fellowship for an optometry history researcher or student to visit a library, archives, or museum to conduct research.Applicants may be optometrists or optometry students but may also be individuals outside the field of optometry, as an example, a historian or a librarian, and may be at any career stage, from student to retirement. Learn more...

Fellows in the News

Congratulations to Mark Rosenfield, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO, on his appointment as the Editor-in-Chief of Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics!
Congratulations to Carol Alexander, OD, FAAO for being named 2020 Distinguished Alumna by The Ohio State University College of Optometry Alumni Society!

Optometry and Vision Science Journal Highlight

The feature article in the April 2020 article of OVS is titled "Baseline and Clinical Factors Associated with Response to Amblyopia Treatment in a Randomized Clinical Trial" by Eilene Birch, et al.

Access your subscription to OVS online.