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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.

September Issue

Academy.19 Mobile App Now Available

Download Academy.19, the Academy's meeting app, as your mobile event guide for Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry! Use the app to build your personal schedule, keep track of your CE credits, easily find sessions, presenters and exhibitors, receive important reminders and updates, take course evaluations, and find things to do in Orlando. 

The Online Planner allows you to view an interactive desktop version of the app that syncs with Academy.19 on your mobile device (must be logged in). You can also use the app in an Internet browser on any device, without the need to download it. Visit www.aaopt.org/academy19app for more information. 

Academy Fall 2019 Newsletter

The Academy's Fall 2019 Newsletter is now available to view online. See the latest news  and updates about the Academy, its Chapters, the meeting and more!  Download now...

Blood Drive

The Academy invites you to give back during Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry by participating in a blood drive benefiting OneBlood Orlando. 

Come by Big Red Bus parked at the Hall C entrance at the Orange Country Convention Center on Friday, October 25 between 10 AM and 6 PM to donate blood. Learn more...

Academy Online - Featured Session of the Month

"Doctor, I See Double" Managing Cranial Nerve Palsies
This month on Academy Online, listen to the featured Academy 2017 Chicago lecture presented by Dr. Joseph Sowka .  View now...

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

American Academy of Optometry Foundation News

2019 Korb-Exford Dry Eye Career Development Award Recipient

American Academy of Optometry Foundation is pleased to announce Laura Downie, BOptom, FAAO as this year's recipient of the Korb - Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant.
Dr. Downie is currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
2019 Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award

The AAOFis pleased to announce Kenneth Duy Tran, OD, as this year's recipient of the Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award. Dr. Tran is an Ian L. Bailey, Low Vision/Ocular Disease Resident at the University of California, Berkeley, College of Optometry. Read more...

2019 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Award Recipients

The AAOF is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards. These residency awards support post-graduate advanced training in optometric clinical care, education, and research methods specific to the fields of children's vision and contact lenses. Read more...

Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award

Paula Kutzner, OD
Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Award

Laurel Roberts, OD
George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award

Alexandria Lui, OD
George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award

Andrew Fischer, OD

2019 Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant Recipient

The AAOF, in collaboration with the Fredric and Marion Rosemore Family Foundation, are pleased to announce the 2019 recipient of the Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant. So-Yeon Sharon Lee, OD, FAAO, Dipl-ABO, is an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She will receive a grant for her project, "Managing visual comfort and function in patients with low vision using Acuvue Oasys with Transitions contact lenses," which is intended to improve the quality of life for the visually impaired.  Read more...  

Please Update Your Profile and Check Your Preferences

Please take a moment to update your Academy member profile. To do so, visit  www.aaopt.org  and login, then select "My Account" from the top menu. From there you can update your public directory preferences, update contact information, upload a profile picture, and manage your Section and SIG membership settings. Questions? Please email us at  membership@aaoptom.org.

Optometry and Vision Science Journal Highlight

The feature article in the September 2019 issue of OVS is titled, "2015 Glenn A. Fry Lecture: Driving toward a New Vision: Understanding the Role of Vision in Driving" by Joanne M. Wood. 
Access your subscription to OVS online