Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dress for success. 2014’s looks immortalized by UMSL students

Want to be judged on what you wear? At the 2015 Varilux Optometry Student Bowl, you absolutely will be, with a sweet prize for the top school and bragging rights galore.  To inspire the couture to new hautes, here’s a look at the 2014 line up of Student Bowl sportswear.

Put your hands together for Melanie!

Mel with RSO's MascotMelanie Kane is the 2015 OSB contestant from the University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO)! She is in the lean, mean, class of 2016! Her hometown is in the sunny Clearwater, Florida. Her hobbies include following the Florida State football teams, hiking, and judging delicious BBQ. Melanie’s fun fact is that she can walk on her hands FOREVER! Her goal includes pursuing a residency in ocular disease and to get rid of student loan debt! She is active at RSO as the Contact Lens Society president 2014-2015, NOSA vice president 2014-2015, NOSA Jewish student committee chair, and AAO local liaison! She is excited to win the next OSB!

We would like to welcome Melanie Kane!!!!

Student Bowl sets stylish sights on Sunglass record

Sunglasses and the Varilux Optometry Student Bowl — a winning combination and a strong contender for a Guinness World Record.

Optometry Cares®-The AOA Foundation, The Vision Council, The American Optometric Student Association and Essilor of America are aiming to make history at this year’s Optometry’s Meeting® in Seattle, Washington, by breaking a Guinness World Record™ for “the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark.” The event will be held Thursday, June 25, during the 24th Annual Varilux® Optometry Student Bowl™.

“We are holding this event, in part, to celebrate ‘National Sunglasses Day,’ June 27, and to bring awareness to the dangers of UV light on the visual system,” said Mike Daley, CEO of The Vision Council and board member of Optometry Cares.

So grab a friend, pick up a pair of sunglasses and help raise awareness for the importance of eye and vision care!