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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