Innovation is one of SUNY College of Optometry’s core values. We work hard to foster an environment that encourages and supports innovative thinking.
The Student Innovator Award is a partnership between EssilorLuxottica and Jobson’s Rick Bay Foundation for Excellence in Eyecare Education that rewards ingenuity, creativity, and innovation around ideas and concepts to improve eye care. Take your interest to design change in everything from clinical eye care, research concepts, and practice management to optometric education, health care policy, and technology – or any combination of these areas and more. Innovations are not limited in scope but should relate to eye care or vision.
Intention to Participate – November 14
Abstract – December 2
Selected Presenters – January 6
Presentation to Judges – February 23, 2023
|2022||Joanna Latek ‘24, Kateryna Nahornyak ‘24||Mobile Contact Lens / Eye Drip Insertion and Removal Station|
|2021||Natalie Duider ’23||The At-Home Amblyopia Activity Book|
|2020||Jubin Shah ’21||Device to assist patients in accurately dispensing ophthalmic drops|
|2019||Christian Crespo ‘20||3D Printed Retinoscope|
|2018||Elkie Fung ’19, Tara Mahvelati ’19||Can-See, customizable automated eye chart|
|2017||Kathleen Hoang, ‘18||Track DM, an app for diabetes management|
|2016||Vanessa Fimreite ‘16||Mobile Acuity and Vision Assessment|