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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.

July Issue

Academy Announces 2018 Award Recipients

July Prentice Medal EyeMail
Each year the Academy recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless contributions to advancing the profession of optometry. Award winners will be recognized at the Academy 2018 San Antonio Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 9, 8:00 to 10:00 AM, in Room 217CD of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies award recipients will be honored at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, November 7 in Room 214. The Public Health and Environmental Vision Section Henry B. Peters Award will be given at 5:00 PM on Thursday, November 8 in Room 207. Learn more...

Student Travel Fellowship Application Window Opens July 23

The American Academy of Optometry and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation provide a limited number of $750 student travel fellowships to encourage optometry students to attend the Academy meeting to exchange scientific ideas and research. The application window is open from July 23 to August 13. Learn more...

Academy Online - Featured Poster of the Month

Ocular Physiology Exercise Induced Changes in Intraocular Pressure is Related to Systemic Dehydration

This poster was presented at Academy 2016 Anaheim by Drs. Jean-Marie Hanssens, Gabrielle Roddy, and Dave Ellemberg. View now...

Academy members enjoy complimentary access to Academy Online content. Separate testing fees apply for COPE CE credit. 

Ocular Photography Contest Closes August 1

The Comprehensive Eye Care Section  2018 Ocular Photography Contest will end at 11:45 PM CST on August 1. Optometrists may submit up to two entries per category (anterior segment and posterior segment).  
The Grand Prize winner from each category will receive complimentary registration to Academy 2018 San Antonio and will have the winning image published in OVS, as well as in the AAO Times paper. All of the winning submissions will be assembled into a photo tower which will be on display at the Academy meeting. Read more... 

American Academy of Optometry Foundation News

2018 William C. Ezell Fellowship Recipients Announced

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAO) is pleased to announce the thirteen recipients of the 2018 William C. Ezell Fellowships. Learn more...

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2018 Jill and George Mertz Fellowship Recipient

The AAOF is excited to present the 2018 Jill and George Mertz Fellowship to Dr. Vinh D. Vu, and optometry graduate and faculty member of Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam. Read more...

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces Two New Student Travel Fellowships

American Academy of Optometry Past President, Dr. Brett G. Bence, has endowed two new student travel fellowships: the Brett G. Bence Clinical STF and the Brett G. Bence Leadership STF.

The Brett G. Bence Clinical STF is open to 3rd and 4th year students and residents of the University of Houston College of Optometry. The Brett G. Bence Leadership STF is open to 3rd and 4th year students at an ACOE accredited optometry school and requires a brief essay on their leadership experience. 

AAOF Silent Auction at Academy 2018 San Antonio  
You can support the mission of the AAOF by donating an item to the silent auction. Popular auction items include jewelry, handcrafted items, artwork, and optometric equipment. The silent auction will take place in the exhibit hall with bidding ending at the Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, November 10. If you have an item to donate, please return the completed auction donation form (PDF). For more information, please contact the AAOF at AAOF@aaoptom.org. Thank you for your support. 

Award of Excellence Recipients Announced

The AAOF is pleased to announce the 2018 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care recipients. This award recognizes outstanding fourth-year student clinicians who have demonstrated excellent overall knowledge of the contact lens field plus skillful, considerate and professional care of contact lens patients during their optometric education. Each winner receives a $500 educational award and a personalized plaque commemorating their accomplishment. Read more...

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Fellows in the News

Congratulations to Dr. Curtis Baxstrom on being awarded the G. N. Getman Award by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Read more...

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Swanson for being named Optometry Educator of the Year by the AOA. Read more...

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Mallinger for his recognition of Distinguished Service by the AOA. Read more...

Optometry and Vision Science Journal Highlight

The feature article in the June 2018 issue of OVS is titled "Effects of Scleral-lens Tear Clearance on Corneal Edema and Post-lens Tear Dynamics: A Pilot Study" by Bo Tan et al.   
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