An assistant professor and a student at the University of the Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg
School of Optometry have received special recognition.
Dr. Philip Aitsebaomo was named “Mentor of the Year” at the 2012 National Optometric Association convention in Toronto. This award is presented to NOA optometrists who display “the most interest in helping students across the different schools of optometry,” as voted by the NOA executive council and NOSA members. Rosenberg has the largest NOSA chapter in the nation.
Student Salma Kiani has been awarded $1,000 in the 2012 Hoya Vision Care Grant and Scholarship Program and all-expense-paid trip to the American Optometric Association convention over the summer in Chicago. She also got $200 spending money and a 16 GB iPad Wi-Fi.
The program is offered to third- and fourth-year optometry students who have an opportunity to not only win $1,000 but qualify for the overall prize — a $6,000 scholarship awarded at the AOA convention.
To be considered, Kiani submitted an ePoster case study involving the use of a HOYA product. HOYA Vision Care of the Americas makes and supplies ophthalmic lenses to eye care professionals in the United States, Canada and South America.
Judging is based on originality, application of technology involved, product knowledge and overall analysis and composition.