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AAOF announces 2018 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards

By: Posted On: 09/05/2018

Congratulations to Erin Tomiyama, OD University of Houston College of Optometry Contact Lens Resident, on receiving the 2018 George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award.

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 2018 residents, carefully chosen by peer review members from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses, and Refractive Technologies, and the Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry Section. Each receive $2,000 toward their graduate education and a $750 travel fellowship to attend Academy 2018 San Antonio.

The AAOF will recognize these exceptional residents at Academy 2018 San Antonio during the AAOF Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, November 10. 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.
About the American Academy of Optometry Foundation
The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) was founded in 1947 for the “upholding, broadening, fostering, promoting and aiding of optometric education; the profession of optometry and its practitioners.” The guiding force behind the creation of the organization was William C. Ezell, OD, of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Based in Orlando, FL, the AAOF is a philanthropic organization devoted to the advancement of optometric education and research. The AAOF is proud to be an affiliate of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). Today, sources of support for the AAOF include optometrists, corporations, other foundations, state associations, and private citizens interested in vision care. The AAOF's record of achievement is a strong history of dedication to the improved visual welfare of the public.