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Meet the contestants: WUCO’s Adam Glover has got game!

Hi! My name is Adam Glover. I’m a student from the WesternU College of Optometry (WUCO) Class of 2019. My favorite things in this world are optometry, floral prints, Southern California beaches, and Stephen Curry, who I’m 99% sure holds the evidence-based title “Greatest basketball player Of All Time”



When I’m not studying, you can catch me giving lunch-time campus tours to interviewees for a free Panera Bread sandwich or at the local LA Fitness raining down 3 pointers on the heads of my classmates Brandon Betts and Cody Alvarado.  I love optometry for its opportunities to be creative in problem solving and to resolve chief complaints.

I look forward to seeing you all in Denver!

Rocking in DC: Highlights of 2017

2017 Rules Video by SCO ups the stakes in the competition

Meet the Judges!

We wouldn’t have an OSB without our judges. Come out TONIGHT @ 7:30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Ballroom to meet the judges!


OSU’s Brennen YaqWINto is Here to Win

unnamed (2)This guy here is Brennen Yaquinto ’18 from Stow, OH representing Ohio State University. He enjoys cooking, homebrewing/wine making, baseball, bicycling, napping, and fishing.

Fun Fact: He went to Game 7 of the World Series in Cleveland.


Goal: Open up a practice in pediatrics.

As a bonus, OSU made this amazing optometry video. Check it out!

Let’s give Brennen a warm welcome to the OSB!

Essilor Optometry Student Bowl XXVI Contestants!

Meet our 2017 Essilor OSB XXVI contestants! These contestants represent 24 different optometry schools all across the country. Please join us for a night of friendly competition and fun TOMORROW, June 22 @ 7:30pm at the Walter E. Convention Center.

Read about each contestant HERE:

Map 2017 Final

Smooth Hands D’Aversa is Ready to Buzz In

Meet SUNY College of Optometry’s OSB contestant, Jerry D’Aversa ’18 from Garden City, NY.

This rock star loves shredding the guitar at the 18197525_10209705986750687_949326859_nHard Rock Times Square when he’s not busy studying optometry. Not only is he an actual rock star, he’s a rock star in clinic too! His classmates coined him the name “Smooth hands D’Aversa” for his 10/10 gonioscopy skills.

Groomed at a young age for the world of eye care, he hopes to treat the great people of New York while still having time to travel the world.

Maybe Jerry will play some tunes for us at the OSB. Come out and support him!



It’s Time: Essilor OSB season is back!

OSB 2017

The exciting Essilor Optometry Student Bowl (OSB) event is back! Join us at Optometry’s Meeting 2017 in Washington, D.C. as student contestants from 24 different optometry schools compete for the famous crystal Ventura Cup and a $1,000 grand prize.

Who: Everyone is invited! ODs, optometry students, optometric staff, guests, etc.
What: Essilor OSB XXVI and Reception
When: Thursday, June 22 from 7:30 – 11:00pm
Where: Optometry’s Meeting at Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Why: This is an event you do not want to miss! Where else will you experience the fun of hundreds of cheering ODs and optometry students?

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Register now for Optometry’s Meeting®, June 21-25, 2017!

Register now for Optometry’s Meeting®, June 21-25, 2017!

Here are the top four reasons you’ll want to join us in Washington, D.C., at Optometry’s Meeting and AOA+:

→ LEARN NEW THINGS: Reap the benefits of the same educational program doctors of optometry pay hundreds to get. Optometry’s Meeting offers 180+ hours of education available to students.

→ GET INSPIRED: Stay up to date on the latest technologies and advances in the industry. Visit the exhibit hall to see what’s new.

→ MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUR PROFESSION: Help set the future course of optometry—rally on Capitol Hill and join the House of Delegates discussions on the latest in optometry and essential governance updates.

→ CONNECT WITH PEERS: Network at exciting and fun events including AOA+, the AOSA Awards and General Session, the Essilor Optometry Student BowlTM, Optometry Cares® 5K Run/Walk and more.

AOA+ and Optometry's Meeting

Register now for Optometry’s Meeting, the ONLY event that brings the optometric community together to shape the future of the profession. Optometry’s Meeting offers the opportunity for AOSA member students to impact the future of optometric practice and connect with peers, while getting the BEST continuing education in the industry.

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*Register by May 10 for best rates.

Register now for AOA+, the free emerging leaders’ experience on June 21 that kicks off five inspiring days of action and education. AOA+ will plus up your Optometry’s Meeting experience with a rally on Capitol Hill, an exciting keynote address, and networking with optometrists, mentors and your peers. You’ll have even more opportunities to meet with members of Congress and industry leaders throughout the week.

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* Register by March 31 for guaranteed AOA+ travel grants.

Evan Andrews captures the 2016 trophy

MCO’s Evan Andrews won the 2016 Ventura Cup and was presented with the award and check in a ceremony at Michigan College of Optometry.  Dr. Ryan Parker of Essilor made the presentation.