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Travel Grant Award Program

As a dedicated supporter of optometric education and to encourage students and emerging OD’s with an interest in specialty contact lenses, Art Optical, in partnership with Contamac, provides travel grants to help offset the cost of attendance at specialty contact lens meetings and educational events. The Travel Grant Program is open to third and fourth year Optometry students, as well as Optometric residents and new OD’s with less than 3 years of professional experience. To be considered for a travel grant, applicants can present a case study, technical article, scientific poster, etc. and submit the application and related requirements. Art Optical’s technical team will review all submissions and select winners based on the relevance of the topic to current or future trends in specialty lens fitting, practice, or research.

Past Winners

Dr. Vanessa Lin

Resident at Mission Eye Care in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Management of Post-Refractive Oblate Corneal Shape and Myopic Regression with a Novel Custom-Soft Dual Base Curve Design

Dr. Dariela Cardo

Resident at The Eye Institute of Pennsylvania College of Optometry

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Optimizing Orthokeratology: Harnessing Eccentricity and Empirical Design for Myopic Astigmatic Patients

Dr. Stephanie Schumacher

Practitioner at Oakville Trafalgar Eye Center in Ontario

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Transplant Prevention – Management of PMD with Ampleye Scleral Lenses

Dr. Emily Gottschalk

Cornea & Contact Lens Resident, Michigan College of Optometry

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Presbyopia Utopia: Decentered Optics in Multifocal Scleral Lenses

Janna Pham

Fourth Year Student - University of Houston College of Optometry

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Highs and Lows: Scleral Lens Fitting on a Patient with Severe Keratoconus and Post-Penetrating Keratoplasty