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Luxottica North America Partners with AOSA To Create New Learning Experience for Optometry Students

AOSA proud to partner on the first “EyeFWD” experience, October 7-11, to help a select group of OD students better understand the business of eye care to achieve the practice of their dreams Luxottica Retail’s Eye Care Division in North America, which supports the practice development and growth of their affiliated doctors, has launched a

SCO’s Burroughs earns Arkansas Optometric Association scholarship

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

Students rally and inspire during Optometry’s Meeting 2017

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

Optometry Giving Sight’s Tanya Ray earns AOSA Merit Award

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 announces major scholarship program for OD students

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

ICO’s Harris takes Essilor OSB honors!

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

Stop by the AOSA Booth at Optometry’s Meeting for mugs, tees and more

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,

How to Conference

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