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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!

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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Meet the Judges


Contestant Map

finalcontestantmap2016As the student contestants begin their journeys towards Optometry’s Meeting in Boston, we wish them the safest of travels! We also hope that you all can join us at the Varilux® Optometry Student Bowl™ on Thursday 7:30 PM. We have a band playing all night, along with raffle prizes including Volk lenses, Samsung tablets, sunglasses, and lots more! So have fun, dress up and come cheer loud for your school’s contestant!

Marshall aims his Frisbee at OSB!

Marshall Ward PictureThe contestant from Salus University – Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) is Marshall Ward, Class of 2017. Marshall is from Southern Pines, NC. He has watched all of the Gilmore Girls 3 times and confessed that “It just keeps getting better.” When not laughing to his favorite show, Marshall enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, running, hiking, and basketball. In fact, his goal is to become best friends with Kobe Bryant. We wish him the best on the upcoming Varilux® Optometry Student Bowl™!

Kenneth plays the game of OSB

2016-06-20 (1)Kenneth Van is the OSB contestant for Western University of Health Sciences – College of Optometry (WUCO), which is not too far from his hometown — Simi Valley, CA. His fun fact is that he has a concave chest. When not flexing his pectus excavatum he enjoys board games, video games, and watching superhero movies. Kenneth’s is goals are to become an optometrist, start a family, buy a house, and own a small size indoor dog. Come cheer him on in Boston for the optometry student bowl!



Karen to take down the competition!


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Karen Levy is in the Class of 2017 and will be representing the SUNY College of Optometry at OSB this year! Karen’s from Beacon, NY and her hobbies include running, lifting, hiking and going to concerts. She claims to be the only person in the world who prefers the end pieces in a loaf of bread. Her goal is to take down the competition and bring home the win for SUNY! Cheer her on in Boston for OM16!





Brent’s Making a Big Splash at OSB!

Ocean picBrent Hume is in the Class of 2017, Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO). His hometown lies in Sheridan, IN. Brent loves swimming and playing Clash of Clans with his son. His fun fact: “I was the only person on my high school football team who needed a small helmet.” Brent’s goal is to convince his wife they don’t need 4 more children! Let’s give it up for Brent at OSB!

Courtney takes the bite at OSB!

12787_10152574449489234_988016406104802169_nMeet Courtney Stuck from The New England College of Optometry (NECO), Class of 2017. Courtney’s hometown is in South Bend, Indiana. Her hobbies include building overly elaborate Halloween costumes, making perfectly-executed Chewbacca noises and drinking orange mocha frappuccinos with her male model friends! Courtney’s really good at eating competitions, she says “I beat 9 other men at a pie-eating contest by eating almost 2 entire 5 pound pies in under 5 minutes and to quote my inspiration, Ron Swanson “Why is everyone else so bad at eating?” Her goal is to make her mom proud by winning OSB 2016 and successfully graduate next year as a passionate optometrist who can finally have an entire personal pizza delivered and when it arrives gently whisper “Ahhh, just what the doctor ordered.” Come cheer on Courtney at OSB!




Kelly’s ready for OSB!

IMG_3451Kelly Cleary is from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO), Class of 2017. She comes from Albany, GA and continues to enjoy running, working in the yard with her husband — Ben, cooking, skiing, and playing with her pups, Nelli and Petey. Kelly’s fun fact is “my 1st time having eyes dilated was optometry school, and I have a CHRPE that looks like a yin yang symbol according to my classmates.” Her goal is “to run a half marathon every year until I’m 85! …then I’ll consider running a full marathon ;)” We wish Kelly the best at OSB!