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Art Optical Names Specialty Contact Lens Travel Grant Recipient

December 20, 2022

Dr. Gottschalk met with Erik Anderson, MBA, NCLEC, Executive Director of Professional Relations (left), and Bruce Morgan, OD, FAAO, Executive Director of Research and Clinical Support.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Art Optical has named Dr. Emily Gottschalk as the first recipient of its inaugural Specialty Contact Lens Student/Resident Travel Grant.

Dr. Gottschalk was recognized and awarded a $750 travel grant to the recent American Academy of Optometry meeting in San Diego where she presented her poster, Presbyopia Utopia. Dr. Gottschalk is the current Cornea & Contact Lens Resident at the Michigan College of Optometry, and her poster focused on decentered optics in multifocal scleral lenses.

Upon receipt of the grant, Dr. Gottschalk commented, Thank you to Art Optical for facilitating my ability to attend Academy by providing the travel grant. I appreciate all of the support from Art Optical during my residency and I had a blast presenting my poster at Resident’s Day.”

As dedicated supporters of optometric education, Art Optical and Contamac encourage students and residents with an interest in specialty contact lenses to consider applying for a travel grant to attend one of the remaining professional contact lens meetings in 2023. Additional qualification details and grant applications can be requested from the Cornea and Contact Lens Chief at each U.S. and Canadian Optometric University or by contacting Art Optical Contact Lens, Inc. 

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