Student-Resident Photo Contest Travel Grant

Thank you for your submissions to the CLCS Student-Resident Photo Contest Travel Grant!!

We are pleased to announce the 2013 WINNER . . .


Overall Winner 

Jemini Patel, O.D. - NECO "Use of Multifocal Hyperopic Ortho-Keratology Contact Lenses in a Post Photorefractive Therapy Patient"  


Grace A. Brown, O.D. - Illinois College of Optometry

Joseph Lee, O.D. - Illinois College of Optometry

Yin Li, O.D. - University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry  

A special thanks to those who participated in the program: 
Sophia Asaria, OD - University of Houston College of Optometry

Alana Bruner - Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Ross Chatwin - Southern College of Optometry

Alyssa Fasano - Illinois College of Optometry

Babita Gounden, OD4 - Nova Southeastern University

Nicholas Olberding - Illinois College of Optometry

Ankit Patel - NSU NOVA

Anne M. Sill, O.D. - Indiana University School of Optometry

Anthony Spina - Pennsylvania College of Optometry


This program has been made possible through the generous support from our sponsors : Alcon, Allergan, Bausch + Lomb, CooperVision, and  The Vision Care InstituteTM,LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company.

2013 Contest Rules

Students and Residents are invited to submit and outstanding digital image.

The image may be clinical, abstract, action, etc-paired with a brief case report that involves contact lenses and anterior segment topics. The best part-students/residents may submit MORE than one entry!

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: and Most Challenging Contact Lens Case.

What do you get out of it you ask...ONE overall winner will receive a $1,500.00 travel grant to attend Optometry's Meeting, a TROPHY with the students name engraved along with their schools name to be displayed proudly at their school. The trophy will travel each year to the school of the overall winner; PLUS the overall winner will receive an AOA Gallery Print (20' X 24") canvas of their image too!

**Submission deadline is April 5, 2013**

CLICK HERE for forms, criteria and rules of the program

  • Step One: indicate in the email subject line 'CLCS Photo Contest'
  • Step Two: include your 'original digital image' with your name on the file, and case report with your contact info (student-resident name/school name or residence/email & phone number) in the header.
  • Step Three: include the photo release form and the W-9 ( for Canada or Puerto Rico submission please use the W-8 International form).

2012 winner

Yin-Yin Aung, O.D. - Resident,
Boston University Eye Associates; New England College of Optometry

Click here to see the 2012 winning case report and image.