Name: Courtney Allen 2023 Student Visionary Spotlight

Class Year: 2023

List the award(s) / scholarship(s) you have received
2022 VSP and AAOF Practice Excellence Scholarship

What does receiving this award or scholarship mean to you?
I am very grateful to have received this scholarship. This scholarship will help me attend the next Academy meeting where I will continue to learn and grow as a clinician.

What are your plans following graduation?
I plan on pursuing a residency in Pediatrics.

What was your most transformative experience during optometry school?
My Pediatric Externship at SUNY College of Optometry has fueled my desire to improve children's lives through comprehensive eye care. The smiles on the children's faces as their vision improves, makes me proud to be a part of this profession.