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AAOF Announces ‘J&J Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care’ Grant Recipients

Each winner will receive a $500 educational award and a personalized plaque.




(PRESS RELEASE) ORLANDO, FL — The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) announces the 2022 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care Grant recipients. This award recognizes outstanding fourth-year student clinicians who have demonstrated skillful knowledge of the contact lens field. Each winner will receive a $500 educational award and a personalized plaque commemorating their accomplishment.

2022 Recipients and Institutions Attended:

  • William Robison
    Illinois College of Optometry
  • Kora Amunrud
    Indiana University School of Optometry
  • Stephanie Silvagnoli
    Inter American University of Puerto Rico College of Optometry
  • Vincent Thoren
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Jordan Marentette
    Michigan College of Optometry
  • Gavin Walters
    Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry
  • NatalieRoth
    Chicago College of Optometry Midwestern University
  • Evelyn Zhang
    New England College of Optometry
  • Sarah Rawlings
    Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
  • Melynda Gagliardi
    Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry
  • Chi Huyen Thi Nguyen
    Pacific University College of Optometry
  • Jennifer Ashens
    Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
  • Theresa Tran
    Southern California College at Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Sean Adams
    Southern College of Optometry
  • Julie Song
    State University of New York College of Optometry
  • Richard Wan
    The Ohio State University College of Optometry
  • Sonya Apinyavat
    University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
  • Justin Cloutier
    University of Montreal College of Optometry
  • Lindsay Snow
    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
  • Lawrence Nguyen
    University of Houston College of Optometry
  • Christine James
    University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
  • Laura Keith
    University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry
  • Erika Bendert
    University of the Incarnate at Rosenberg School of Optometry
  • Emily Gottschalk
    University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science
  • Amelene Bartlett
    Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation is thankful for the professional relationship between the Foundation and Johnson & Johnson Vision. Johnson & Johnson Vision’s outstanding support to raise the bar of optometric education to a new level is a remarkable reminder of their ongoing commitment to the industry’s high standards. For more information, visit here.



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