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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.

June Issue

Ocular Photography Contest Closes July 1 at 11:45 PM CST

The Comprehensive Eye Care Section Ocular Photography Contest closes on July 1st at 11:45 PM CST. Optometrists may submit up to two entries per category: 
  • Anterior Segment Category: Lids, Conjunctiva, Cornea, Contact Lens, Iris, Lens, Angle/Gonioscopy, Color photo, Anterior Seg OCT. 
  • Posterior Segment Category: Vitreous, Optic Nerve, Retina, Color/Red-free photo, Fluorescein Angiography/ICG, Fundus, Auto-fluorescence, Posterior Seg OCT, HRT, GDx, B-scan ultrasound. 
The grand prize winner from each category will receive complimentary registration to Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry and will have the winning image published in the OVS Journal as well as in the AAO Times daily paper. In addition to the two grand prize winners, the contest will award 4 honorable mentions. All of the winning submissions will be assembled into a photo display at the annual meeting.  Read more...

Early Bird Registration Ends August 23

October 23-27, 2019
Orange County Convention Center

Early bird registration discount ends August 23, 2019 at 5 PM ET. Download the Program Preview (PDF) or view the preliminary Education Grid (PDF) for more education information. 
This Year's Highlights

Today's Research, Tomorrow's Practice® Plenary Session: WHO World Health Report: Opportunities for Optometry to Make an Impact
Wednesday, October 23 | 10 AM to Noon
Essilor Academic Challenge at Academy Stadium 
Thursday, October 24 | 8 to 10 PM
Joint World Council of Optometry and Academy Public Health and Environmental Vision Section Symposium: International Optometry: Public Health, Education, and Personnel Issues
Saturday, October 26 | 1 to 3 PM
Joint World Council of Optometry and American Academy of Optometry Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony 
Saturday, October 26 | 7 to 10 PM

Academy Online - Featured Session of the Month

Rapid Fire: Concussion: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Watch this month's featured session from Academy 2016 Anaheim by Aparna Raghuram et al.  View now...
Academy members enjoy complimentary access to Academy Online content. Separate testing fees apply for COPE CE credit. Learn more...

American Academy of Optometry Foundation News

Korb-Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant Submission Window Closes July 1

Dry eye is one of the most common eye conditions. 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 award will be given this year. Learn more...

Allergan Foundation Research Grant Submission Window Closes July 15

This Allergan grant supports talented optometry and vision science faculty and researchers in the area of glaucoma or the anterior segment. The award is open to all faculty and researchers in optometry and vision science. Preference will be given to North American applicants. One 1-year award of $60,000, plus a $750 travel grant for the principal investigator and up to three co-investigators on the project to attend the next Academy annual meeting, will be awarded. Learn more...
Beta Sigma Kappa Research Fellowship Submission Window Closes August 4

The BSK Research Fellowship supports new optometric and vision science faculty research and optometric resident research. The funding is designed to benefit individuals early in their career whose academic curiosity leads them to seek answers to a vast variety of 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 Submission Window Closes August 4

The Goss Fellowship provides support for an individual pursuing research in optometric history. Applicants may be optometrists or optometry students but may also be individuals outside the field of optometry. One $1,000 fellowship will be awarded this year. Learn more...

PhD Opportunities at UNSW

Update Directory Preferences

The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia is searching for potential candidates for 10 PhD projects beginning 2020. Learn more... 
Fellows, please take a moment to review your information listed in the Fellow and Diplomate Directory. You can update your directory preferences online. If you need any assistance, please contact us.  

Fellows in the News

Congratulations to Robert D. Newcomb, OD, MPH, FAAO for receiving the 2019 Ohio State University College of Optometry Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dr. Newcomb was President of the Academy in 2001 and 2002.
Congratulations to Brett Bence, OD, FAAO, for receiving the Dr. Jack Hale Memorial Award, presented in recognition of extraordinary and lifelong service, leadership, and professionalism to optometry, optometric physicians, and the AOA. Dr. Bence was President of the Academy in 2015 and 2016. 

Optometry and Vision Science Journal Highlight

The feature article in the June 2019 issue of  OVS  is titled  "Impact of Dry Eye on Visual Acuity and Contrast Sensitivity"  by Loretta Szczotka-Flynn, et al. 

Access your subscription to OVS online.