Optometry Student Challenge

Optometry Student Challenge

Optometry Student Challenge

ABB OPTICAL GROUP and Paragon Vision Sciences announce the 5th Annual Optometry Student Challenge

Third and fourth year optometry students are challenged to compete in the ABB OPTICAL 2019 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

Pictured from left to right: Arch Holcomb-M.Sc. Specialty Consultant, ABB OPTICAL, 2018 OSC Winners: Ilya Volk-Western University, Nha Cao-Midwestern University, Julie Ervin-Southern College of Optometry, and Andy Jackson-Director, Specialty Contact Lenses.

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 9, 2019.
  3. Submit an abstract on your project by October 11, 2019.
  • Based on the judge's decision, 5 abstracts will be selected and all finalists will be notified by October 25, 2019.
  • Authors of the top 5 abstracts selected will be asked to convert each of their submissions into the required poster PDF format and must submit their posters by November 15, 2019. Results of this competition will be communicated with the winners and runners-up by November 27, 2019.
  • Of the 5 abstracts, the top 3 will be recognized at the 2020 Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) held January 22-25, 2020 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Travel grants to GSLS of $1500 will be provided for each of top 3 authors to attend the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) to cover travel and accommodations. Registration to the conference will also be supplied.
  • Two authors and their work will be recognized as honorable mention and authors will receive $250 each.

Submit Your Abstract


CONDITIONS: Challenge runs from May 13 through October 11, 2019 and is available to Schools and Colleges of Optometry in North America. Participants must register no later than August 9, 2019. Abstracts for Optometry Student Challenge will be accepted until October 11, 2019. Final abstract submissions are electronic only-PDF document. Submitted abstracts for the 2019 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 5 finalists must submit their posters by November 15, 2019. Results of this competition will be communicated with the winners and runners-up by November 27, 2019.