Posted On: 11/07/2017
Nearly $200,000 will be distributed amongst top-performing fourth-year optometry students in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada. Two students from each college of optometry were selected as scholarship recipients from nominations submitted by their individual institutions.
In 1955, a small group of optometrists had a vision to provide access to affordable, high-quality eye care to the world. They formed the first prepaid, not-for-profit vision benefit company, California Vision Services, the precursor to Vision Service Plan (VSP). Over the past 60-plus years, that vision has evolved into VSP Global, a doctor-governed company that exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors.
About the American Academy of Optometry Foundation:
The American Academy 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 AAOF is a philanthropic organization devoted to the advancement of optometric education and research. AAOF is proud to be the foundation 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.