Vistakon, AOF announce residency award recipients

April 1, 2009

Vistakon, Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, and the American Optometric Foundation have announced the 2009 recipients of the Dr. Terrance Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Awards, the Dr. George W. Mertz Contact Lens Residency Awards, and the Dr. Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Awards.

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Jacksonville, FL-Vistakon, Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, and the American Optometric Foundation (AOF) have announced the 2009 recipients of the Dr. Terrance Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Awards, the Dr. George W. Mertz Contact Lens Residency Awards, and the Dr. Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Awards.

Catherine McDaniel, OD, MS, University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, TX, and Aparna Raghuram, OD, PhD, New England College of Optometry, Boston, received the Dr. Terrance Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Awards.

Gloria Chiu, OD, Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton, CA, and Karen DeLoss, OD, University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, received the Dr. George W. Mertz Contact Lens Residency Awards.

The Vistakon Residency Awards promote postgraduate optometric clinical education by supporting residents who demonstrate talent and commitment in the fields of children's vision and contact lenses. Each recipient will receive $4,000 toward their graduate education, including a $750 travel fellowship to attend the American Academy of Optometry annual meeting in Orlando, FL, Nov. 11 to 14.