ABB Optical Group and Paragon Vision Sciences recently announced the three winners of the Optometry Student Challenge, including students from the Indiana University School of Optometry, New England College of Optometry (NECO), and University of Waterloo.
The Optometry Student Challenge is reportedly designed to support optometry students and foster the study of contact lenses. Third and fourth-year students were asked to create an abstract focusing on study projects or student-based case histories related to contact lenses.
Lead authors of the top three posters include Sara Siebert, a third-year student from Indiana University School of Optometry, who presented on utilizing corneal and scleral topography to aid in predicting scleral toricity for the purpose of fitting scleral lenses. Another winner — Kimberly-Anne Llamzon, a fourth-year NECO student — covered the topic of keratoconus and scleral lenses. And the third winner, Michael Kreuzer, fourth-year student at the University of Waterloo, presented on reducing scleral lens fogging with an impression-based design versus a conventional lens.
Ryan Chia, a student at Salus University and Olivia Cheng, a student at UC Berkeley, received an honorable mention and received $250 each.
PHOTO: Aaron See, ABB OPTCAL GROUP VP of Marketing; Kimberly-Anne Llamzon; Michael Kreuzer; Sara Siebert; Richard Jeffries, President of Paragon Vision Sciences
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Source: ABB Optical Group