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ABB Optical Group Announces 2023 Finalists for the 9th Annual Optometry Student Challenge

Finalists will present posters during live webinar event on November 29.




(PRESS RELEASE) CORAL SPRINGS, FL – ABB Optical Group, America’s leading independent eye care company, is excited to announce the finalists of the 9th Annual Optometry Student Challenge.  The six student challenge finalists will present their posters during a live webinar event on November 29 at 8 PM ET.  In addition to a panel of judges, all audience participants will be invited to vote for their favorite submissions to help determine the challenge winners.

The Optometry Student Challenge will award travel grants of $1,500 each to three third or fourth-year optometry students to attend the 2024 Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), held on January 17-20 in Las Vegas, NV and present their winning scientific poster at the symposium.

“We invite all our industry peers to join us for a fun, interactive evening of scientific presentations.  The students have worked so hard to prepare insightful contact lens cases.  Please show your support for our future peers by participating in the live voting on November 29,” said Dede Reyes, ABB Manager, Consultation & Education, Specialty Contact Lens.

Register for the event here

2023 Optometry Student Finalists:


Name Presentation Title School
Mary Avisado Reshaping the future: Soft contact lenses can induce

orthokeratology-like topographical effects

Pacific University
Anastasia Logotheti Severe Keratoconus and “botched” crosslinking; opacified scar and steep corneal curvatures still yield markedly improved vision with scleral contact lenses. New England College of Optometry
Nhi Nguyen Reclaiming Sight and Confidence: Prosthetic Lenses in Iris Atrophy SCCO
Riley Parker Correcting Crumby Vision: The Use of Scleral Lenses for Management of Granular Dystrophy Michigan College of Optometry
Gillian Uldrich Unmasking Post-Surgical Ectasia in a Pediatric Patient Pennsylvania College of Optometry-Salus
Pieper Walton The Relationship between Corneal Sagittal Depth and Corneal Diameter Indiana University School of Optometry


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