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ABB Optical Group Announces 2023 Finalists for the 9th Annual Optometry Student Challenge

Finalists Will Present Posters During Live Webinar Event on November 29

Coral Springs, FL – November 17, 2023: ABB Optical Group, America’s leading independent eye care company, is excited to announce the finalists of the 9th Annual Optometry Student Challenge. The six student challenge finalists will present their posters during a live webinar event on November 29 at 8 PM ET. In addition to a panel of judges, all audience participants will be invited to vote for their favorite submissions to help determine the challenge winners.

The Optometry Student Challenge will award travel grants of $1,500 each to three third or fourth-year optometry students to attend the 2024 Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), held on January 17-20 in Las Vegas, NV and present their winning scientific poster at the symposium.

"We invite all our industry peers to join us for a fun, interactive evening of scientific presentations. The students have worked so hard to prepare insightful contact lens case. Please show your support for our future peers by participating in the live voting on November 29,” said Dede Reyes, ABB Manager, Consultation & Education, Specialty Contact Lens.

Register for the event at:

2023 Optometry Student Finalists:


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Mary Avisado

Reshaping the future: Soft contact lenses can induce orthokeratology-like topographical effects

Pacific University

Anastasia Logotheti

Severe Keratoconus and “botched” crosslinking; opacified scar and steep corneal curvatures still yield markedly improved vision with scleral contact lenses

New England College of Optometry

Nhi Nguyen

Reclaiming Sight and Confidence: Prosthetic Lenses in Iris Atrophy


Riley Parker

Correcting Crumby Vision: The Use of Scleral Lenses for Management of Granular Dystrophy

Michigan College of Optometry

Gillian Uldrich

Unmasking Post-Surgical Ectasia in a Pediatric Patient

Pennsylvania College of Optometry-Salus

Pieper Walton

The Relationship between Corneal Sagittal Depth and Corneal Diameter

Indiana University School of Optometry

About ABB Optical Group 
ABB Optical Group is a leading provider of optical products, services, and business solutions in the eye care industry. ABB operates through three business pillars: ABB Contact Lens, ABB Labs, and ABB Business Solutions.

ABB’s new platform, Abby, is designed to strengthen the relationship between eye care providers (ECPs) and their patients by keeping the doctor at the center of eye care. Patients can access contact lenses from every major manufacturer through an easy, single online ordering platform with the added convenience of free shipping and hassle-free returns. Abby takes work off the practice’s plate so they can focus on the most important - patient care.

ABB is focused on the future of eye care professionals, helping them succeed by making practices more efficient and assisting providers to navigate market changes effectively. Visit for more information.

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