Name: Gulnoza Azieva 2023 Student Visionary Spotlight

Class Year: 2023

What is your specialty or area of focus (if applicable)?
Contact lens and ocular disease

List the award(s) / scholarship(s) you have received
Billie Lyons Memorial Award Optelec Low Vision Award

What does receiving this award or scholarship mean to you?
Receiving these awards reminds me of the time and effort I put in to help both the college community and clinic patients. I worked closely with the student affairs department in a variety of aspects to help incoming students acclimate to optometry school and provide them with the tools and resources to be successful in their academics. I also worked diligently to provide the best patient care throughout my third and fourth years. This award acknowledges that my efforts were well received in both the academic and clinical settings.

What are your plans following graduation?
I will be entering a Primary Care Residency at SUNY Optometry with an emphasis on ocular disease.