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AAO Foundation Announces J&J Vision Award Winners

By Staff
Monday, June 4, 2018 12:18 AM

ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) announced the 2018 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care recipients. This award recognizes outstanding fourth-year student clinicians who have demonstrated excellent overall knowledge of the contact lens field plus skillful, considerate and professional care of contact lens patients during their optometric education. Each winner receives a $500 educational award and a personalized plaque commemorating their accomplishment.

The 2018 recipients and institutions attended are:

Pei Chi Chain Illinois College of Optometry
Sara Siebert Indiana University, School of Optometry
Jordan Keeney Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry
Brittany Strebig Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Optometry
Madeleine Hacker Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University
Jordyn Stevens Midwestern University Arizona, College of Optometry
Karlee Muller New England College of Optometry
Judson Chevalier Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
Melissa Zaleski Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry
Kimberly Weisenberger The Ohio State University, College of Optometry
Kellie Abe Pacific University, College of Optometry
Samantha Myers Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Vivian Chung Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Victoria Stewart Southern College of Optometry
Ayah Ahamed State University of New York, College of Optometry
Molly Tipton University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Optometry
Kristi Lew University of California Berkeley, School of Optometry
Jonathan Chen University of Houston, College of Optometry
Ramya Natarajan University of Missouri St. Louis, College of Optometry
Camille Fodi University of Montreal, School of Optometry
Lavang Lee University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry
Brij Patel University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science
Nguyet-Nhi Phan Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry

Commenting on its relationship with Johnson & Johnson Vision, the AAO Foundation said, “Their outstanding support to raise the bar of optometric education to a new level is a remarkable reminder of their ongoing commitment to industry high standards.”
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