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The 2019 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Award Recipients Announced

They will be recognized at the AAOF Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, October 26.

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The 2019 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Award Recipients Announced

Paula, Laurel, Alexandria, Andrew

(PRESS RELEASE) ORLANDO, FL — The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) announces the recipients of the 2019 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards.

  • Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award
    Paula Kutzner, OD
    Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Award
    Laurel Roberts, OD
    Illinois College of Optometry
  • George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award
    Alexandria Lui, OD
    Indiana University
  • George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award
    Andrew Fischer, OD
    Indiana University

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. The 2019 residents, carefully chosen by peer review members from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies, and the Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry Section. Each recipient will receive $2,000 toward their graduate education and a $750 travel fellowship to attend the Academy 2019 Orlando & 3rd World Congress meeting.

The AAOF will recognize these exceptional residents at the AAOF Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, October 26, from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. The AAOF is once again thankful for the professional relationship between the Foundation and Johnson & Johnson Vision.

Their continuous support advances the caliber of optometric education.

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