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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.

March Issue

Academy Award Nominations Deadline Extended to May 1

The Academy has extended the deadline for Award nominations to Friday, May 1, 2020. 
The Academy and its Foundation offer annual awards for all walks of the profession; for clinicians, for pioneers, for educators, for global visionaries, for scientists, for mentors, and for your colleagues. Our awards are only as good as the people you nominate. Please consider who you would like to nominate, who you would like to second your nomination, and submit your nomination to Helen Viksnins by email at HelenV@aaoptom.org.

Deadline Extended: Academy Board of Directors Nominations

The Academy has extended the deadline to nominate a Fellow for the Academy Board of Directors. 

The Nominating Committee is working to develop a slate of candidates for the next Board of Directors election at Academy 2020 Nashville. The ideal candidate has in-depth knowledge of the Academy and has distinguished themselves by significant service in the volunteer structure, usually in a leadership position.
If you are an Academy Fellow and you know of Fellows willing and able to serve the Academy in this leadership capacity, please submit the name(s) by Friday, May 1, 2020 to Jo LaBorde at jol@aaoptom.org.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation News

Joe and Janet Barr Early Career Cornea and Contact Lens Research Award

The submission window for the Joe and Janet Barr Early Career Cornea and Contact Lens Research Award has been extended through April 15, 2020. Applicants must be a Student Member of the Academy. Priority will be given to North American applicants but is not a requirement to apply. Learn more...
Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant Opens April 1, 2020
The Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant is intended to increase interest and reward excellence in the field of low vision for faculty at North American schools and colleges of optometry. One $1,000 grant will be awarded in 2020. Learn more...


Residency Award Submission Window Opens April 1, 2020
The submission window for various residency awards in Low Vision, Contact Lens, and Pediatrics opens on April 1, 2020. 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 experience in instruction and scholarship. Many schools and colleges of optometry now require advanced practice residency training as a prerequisite for new clinical faculty. Learn more...

Fellows in the News

Congratulations to Jacquline Theis, OD, FAAO, Munish Sharma, OD, FAAO, and Rachelle Lin, OD, FAAO, on being named Young Optometrist of the Year by the California Optometric Association (COA)! 
Congratulations to Roya Attar, OD, FAAO on being named the Young Optometrist of the South for the Southern Educational Congress of Optometry (SECO)!

Optometry and Vision Science Journal Highlight

The feature article in the March 2020 issue of OVS is titled "Dry Eye Disease Practice in Ghana: Diagnostic Perspectives, Treatment Modalities, and Challenges" by Kwaku Osei et al. 

Access your subscription to OVS online.