CLCS welcomes submissions for student-resident photo contest

January 27, 2012

Students and residents are invited to submit an outstanding digital image (clinical, abstract, action, etc.) paired with a brief case report that involves contact lenses and anterior segment topics. Students and residents may submit more than one entry!

The overall winner will receive a $1,500 travel grant to attend Optometry’s Meeting®; a trophy with the student’s name engraved along with their school’s name to be displayed proudly (the trophy will travel each year to the school of the overall winner); an AOA gallery print (20” X 24”) canvas of the winning image.

Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 travel grant to attend Optometry’s Meeting® and an AOA gallery print (20” X 24”) canvas of their image.

Photo topics may include:

  • Care and Compliance in Contact Lens Success
  • Contemporary Management of Ocular Surface Disease
  • Contemporary Management of Astigmatism
  • Contact Lens Problem-Solving Beyond Oxygen
  • Most Challenging Contact Lens Case

Criteria and rules include:

  • Must be a CLCS member.
  • Meet submission deadline of March 17, 2012.
  • Photos must be in digital format (TIFF or JPEG) and complement the case report description of 500 to 1,000 words.
  • Include submitter’s name on digital image file
  • Include full name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and school on cover page of case report.
  • Submissions must include a patient release form for permission to use photos
  • Winners must attend Optometry’s Meeting® CLCS function to receive travel grant (CLCS function will be determined in May).
  • Winners must provide W-9 (or W-8 international) to receive travel grant
  • Submitted photos become the property of the AOA CLCS.

Contact Alisa Krewet for more information on this contest by e-mail at AGKrewet@aoa.org or by phone at 314-983-4137. Visit www.aoa.org/clcs.xml for more info.

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