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New scholarship opportunities for optometric residents from Euclid Vision and Visionary Optics


Euclid Vision and Visionary Optics are offering 6 scholarships intended to support eye care providers in training.

Diverse group of students studying at library (Adobe Stock / Jacob Lund)

(Adobe Stock / Jacob Lund)

Euclid Vision Corporation has announced the Euclid 2023-2024 Resident Scholarships intended to support and recognize the efforts of forward-thinking eye care providers currently in training. The scholarships include the Tim Koch Memorial Scholarship, the George E. Glady Scholarship, and the Joann Simonsen Scholarship. Each scholarship is for $1000.

Jackson Lau, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Euclid’s senior manager of professional relations, said, “Euclid created its annual Resident Scholarship Program to encourage innovation and honor optometric residents who reflect the company’s enduring commitment to proactive myopia management.”

Visionary Optics is also offering 3 scholarships in honor of the enduring impact of Rob Breece, OD, for his revolutionary work in the modern speciality contact lens industry, and who was instrumental in initiating key advances in the field until his passing in 2009. The scholarship is intended to identify innovators in the field of speciality contact lenses and each will be for $1000.

“Through this scholarship, Visionary Optics aims to empower and inspire the next generation of specialty lens residents ensuring that Dr Breece’s legacy of ingenuity, dedication and excellence lives on,” said Lynette K. Johns, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, Visionary Optics’ director of clinical and scientific affairs.

Application Information

Submissions for the Elucid Scholarship may include clinical case reports and series, research study projects, myopia-related presentations and lectures, business proposals for new myopia management or technology, or journal articles. Applicants must also incorporate the use of Euclid Ortho-K lenses, which will be provided in relation to the pursuit of these scholarships. The final submission deadline is May 1, 2024. More information can be found here.

For the Visionary Optics Scholarship, submissions require a case report or clinical study using VO scleral lenses – Europa (standard), Europa Ta gent, or Latitude (freeform) lenses. The final submission deadline is May 1, 2024. More information can be found here.

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