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Optometry Student Challenge

ABB Optical and Paragon Vision Sciences announce the 6th Annual Optometry Student Challenge

Third and fourth year optometry students are challenged to compete in the ABB OPTICAL 2020 Optometry Student Challenge. A $1500 travel grant to the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) will be provided for each of top 3 authors to attend the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) to cover travel and accommodations.

OSC Winners 2018

Our 2019 Winners. Pictured from left to right: Andy Jackson, Director, Specialty Vision Products; Elton Wong-SUNY; Suzy Chen-SUNY; Preet Dhami-MCPHS; Dede Reyes, Consultant, Specialty Vision Products; Arch Holcumb, M.Sc Consultant, Specialty Vision Products.

DETAILS & DATES TO REMEMBER:

  1. Identify your student-based case report or research study project.
    • Topic is restricted to Contact Lenses and may include (but not limited to) contact lens applications for presbyopia, keratoconus, corneal topography, post penetrating keratoplasty or related irregular corneal surface, myopia control, lens care/solutions, custom soft lenses, ortho-k instrumentation for measurement of the ocular surface.
  2. Notify ABB OPTICAL of interest in participating by August 31, 2020.

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  3. Submit an abstract on your project by October 19, 2020.
  • Based on the judge's decision, 6 abstracts will be selected and all finalists will be notified by October 30, 2020.
  • Authors of the top 6 abstracts selected will be asked to convert each of their submissions into the required poster PDF format and must submit their posters by November 13, 2020. The 6 finalists will be presenting their posters live via a virtual meeting on November 18, 2020. Results of this competition will be communicated with the winners and runners-up by November 25, 2020.
  • Of the 6 abstracts, the top 3 will be recognized at the 2021 Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) held January 20-23, 2021 at the Bally’s in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Travel grants of $1500 will be provided for each of top three authors to attend the GSLS either for 2021 or 2022, winners choice and will cover travel and accommodations.
  • Three authors and their work will be recognized as honorable mention and authors will receive $250 each.

CONDITIONS: Challenge runs from June 13 through October 19, 2020 and is available to Schools and Colleges of Optometry in North America. Participants must register no later than August 31, 2020. Abstracts for Optometry Student Challenge will be accepted until October 19, 2020. Final abstract submissions are electronic only-PDF document. Submitted abstracts for the 2020 3rd or 4th Year Optometry Student Challenge will be accepted only through this website. Printed forms or faxed forms will not be accepted. Abstracts are limited to 4,000 characters total (including spaces, punctuation, etc.). Submissions that exceed this limit will not be accepted by the website, but the submitter will immediately be given the opportunity to modify the submission so that it fits within this size limit. Authors are encouraged to keep abstracts succinct. Primary authors will receive immediate confirmation that their abstract was received via an e-mail confirmation sent to the address listed for the communicating author. The submitting author is responsible for assuring that all co-authors have read the final submitted version of the abstract and confirm that they have consented explicitly to including their names in the list of authors. The 6 finalists must submit their posters by November 13, 2019 and be willing to present their poster via a virtual meeting on November 18, 2020. Results of this competition will be communicated with the winners and runners-up by November 25, 2020.


2019 Optometry Student Challenge Winners

2019 Honorable Mention