Sheldon Wechsler and George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Awards

American Acedemy of Optometry
Type Scholarship
Amount $4,000
Duration 1 YearSee see website to verity funding deadlines and dates.


The Vistakon Residency Awards are intended to promote the practice and development of the field of optometry by providing incentive and support to talented optometric residents who demonstrate a passion and commitment to practice, research, and education. A goal of these awards is to invest in the evolution of the field of contact lenses, by providing opportunities for future practitioners, educators, and researchers.

Any optometrist entering or continuing in an accredited (Council on Optometric Education) pediatric/vision therapy residency is eligible for this $4,000 award.

Other Restrictions

Any optometrist entering or continuing a contact lens residency program at a school or college of optometry accredited by the Council of Optometric Education.

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