American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces Award Recipients

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces Award Recipients

September 02, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced the four recipients of the 2021 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, according to the AAOF’s announcement.

The 2021 residents were carefully selected by peer review conducted by members from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies, and the Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry Section, the announcement noted.

The recipients, their awards and residencies are:

 

  • Connie Chen, OD, University of Houston College of Optometry, Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Award.
  • Cori Jones, OD, VA Medical Center, Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Award.
  • Alyssa Invergo, OD, Pacific University College of Optometry, George W. Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award.
  • Grace Tseng, OD, University of California Berkeley School of Optometry, George W. Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award.

Each recipient will receive $2,000 toward their graduate education and a $750 travel grant to attend Academy 2021 Boston, Nov. 3-6, 2021.

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