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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

Ocular Photography Contest Closes July 31

The application window for the Comprehensive Eye Care Section's 2020 Ocular Photography Contest closes on Friday, July 31 at 11:45 PM CST! Winners will be notified by August 25. 
Optometrists may submit up to two entries per category:
  • Anterior Segment Category: Lids, Conjunctiva, Cornea, Contact Lens, Iris, Lens, Angle/Gonioscopy, digital color photo
  • Posterior Segment Category: Vitreous, Optic Nerve, Retina, Color/Red-free photo, Fluorescein Angiography/ICG, Fundus Auto-fluorescence
Learn more...

Coming Soon! Academy 2020 At Home: The First Virtual Academy Meeting


While in-person planning continues for Academy 2020 Nashville, the Academy is developing a virtual meeting to deliver educational content at home. Academy 2020 At Home will be delivered October 7-22 during select times. Due to Temporary Rules Modification extension provided by COPE, the virtual meeting will receive COPE approval as live CE. As a reminder, COPE approved CE acceptance is at the discretion of your governing state board. 

Academy 2020 At Home registration will open mid-August. If you have registered for the on-site meeting, you will automatically receive access to the virtual delivery at no additional cost. To round out and enhance the virtual experience, we are working on bringing a little bit of Nashville to you! More details will be available in the coming weeks on www.academymeeting.org.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation News

Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Research Fellowship Closes August 1
The Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Research Fellowship supports new optometric and vision science faculty research and optometric resident research. The fellowship funding is designed to benefit individuals early in their career whose academic curiosity leads them to seek answers to a vast variety of professionally based 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 Closes August 1
The David and Diane Goss fellowship will provide a biennial $1,000 fellowship for an optometry history researcher or student to visit a library, archives, or museum to conduct research. Applicants may be optometrists or optometry students but may also be individuals outside the field of optometry, as an example, a historian or a librarian, and may be at any career stage, from student to retirement. Learn more...

Fellows in the News

Congratulations to Justin Kwan, OD, FAAO, on being named CooperVision's Senior Manager, Myopia Management in the Professional and Academic Affairs group!

Optometry and Vision Science Journal Highlight

The feature article in the June 2020 article of OVS is titled "The Mind Cannot Go Blind: Effects of Central Vision Loss on Judging One's Crossing Time" by Madeline Graber et al.

Access your subscription to OVS online.