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Nov 18, 2022

Art Optical Announces First Specialty Contact Lens Student/Resident Travel Grant Recipient

Grand Rapids, MI (November 17, 2022) – Art Optical Contact Lens, Inc., a leading provider of custom contact lenses, in partnership with Contamac, has announced the first recipient of their recently launched Specialty Contact Lens Student/Resident Travel Grant program.

The first recipient, Dr. Emily Gottschalk, was recognized and awarded a $750 travel grant to the recent American Academy of Optometry meeting in San Diego where she presented her poster, Presbyopia Utopia. Dr. Gottschalk is the current Cornea & Contact Lens Resident at the Michigan College of Optometry and her poster focused on Decentered Optics in Multifocal Scleral Lenses. Upon receipt of the grant, Dr. Gottschalk commented, Thank you to Art Optical for facilitating my ability to attend Academy by providing the travel grant. I appreciate all of the support from Art Optical during my residency and I had a blast presenting my poster at Residents Day.”

As dedicated supporters of optometric education, Art Optical and Contamac encourage students and residents with an interest in specialty contact lenses to consider applying for a travel grant to attend one of the remaining professional contact

lens meetings in 2023. Additional qualification details and grant applications can be requested from the Cornea and Contact Lens Chief at each U.S. and Canadian Optometric University or by contacting Art Optical Contact Lens, Inc.

View Dr. Gottschalk's poster Presbyopia Utopia here.

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