The Arkansas Optometric Association (ArOA) has announced Zach Burroughs as the recipient of the 2017 Dr. William H. Townsend Scholarship. Zach Burroughs, son of Lynn and Betty Burroughs, is a third-generation Paragould resident. Zach graduated from Paragould High School in 2011 where he and his brothers competed in baseball and basketball. Zach went on to
In May 2017, 25 Optometry Students traveled to Tanzania to care for the vision of others. A first-time collaboration between OneSight and the AOSA, students share their experiences. Based on the success of the program, look for the program to expand for 2018.
The AOSA/AOA and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care want to know what you think about the role of advocacy in optometry. Even if you weren’t at the course “The Inside Scoop: Advocacy and You” to vote with glow sticks, you can make your voice heard by completing this brief survey.
Against the backdrop of major health care reform — and with the largest-ever gathering of optometry students — the American Optometric Student Association at Optometry’s Meeting® announced multiple new initiatives, debuted a series of first-time events and honored individuals for their outstanding contributions to students and patient care. The Washington, D.C., meeting hosted more than
The AOSA has awarded its Merit Award to Tanya Ray of Optometry Giving Sight. The award is given in recognition of exceptional and steadfast support of the AOSA. The award is usually presented during the AOSA General Session at Optometry’s Meeting. However, Ms. Ray had welcomed daughter Parker into the world earlier in the week
Luxottica Retail North America is excited to announce the new Luxottica Eye Care Optometry Scholarship program in support of eligible students of optometry in the U.S. and Canada. There will be 20 scholarships awarded in the amount of $5,000 each. Interested applicants may apply online beginning June 23, 2017. Luxottica continues their commitment to help
Taylor Harris, a student from the Illinois College of Optometry, propelled his team to victory at the 26th annual Essilor Optometry Student Bowl (OSB) by answering the winning question concerning the correct contact lens power to order for an infant with an aphakic eye. In addition to bragging rights, the Illinois College of Optometry took
When the Exhibit Hall opens at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, the AOSA will be ready for the record-setting number of student members. For Optometry’s Meeting, AOSA will have more than 1,000 coffee mugs and 2,000 t-shirts, along with meeting pins, clipboards and ballcaps for our student members. Students will be staffing the booth,
With Optometry’s Meeting fast approaching, check out this article from the latest edition of Foresight: Optometry conferences can be a daunting experience for a first-time attendee. With a plethora of Continuing Education (CE) topics, social events and chances to network, it seems like there is just too much to do each day. Hopefully this
AOSA SunSale at Optometry’s Meeting 2017 Join us for an exclusive sunglass sale during the upcoming Optometry’s Meeting event! This SunSale features frames from amazing brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley at unbelievably discounted prices. All proceeds benefit OneSight and Optometry Cares. Register now to select your time slot for this can’t miss event! Sign Up