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ABB Optical Group Announces Finalists for the 8th Annual Optometry Student Challenge

Finalists Will Present Posters During Webinar Event on December 1st

Coral Springs, FL – November 30, 2022: ABB Optical Group, in conjunction with CooperVision Specialty EyeCare, is excited to announce the finalists of the 8th Annual Optometry Student Challenge. The six student challenge finalists will present their posters during a live webinar event on December 1 at 8 PM ET in which a panel of judges and audience participants will vote to 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 2023 Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), held on January 18 -21, 2023, in Las Vegas to present their winning scientific poster on a topic, of the student’s choice, related to contact lenses.

Finalist Presentation Title School
Travis Pfeifer Successful Reshaping of Dry Eye Despite Poor Candidacy in an Adult Patient SUNY
Karina M. Sandeen GP Poppin, Sclerals Lockin MCO
Andrew Humiston Scleral Lenses for Professional Basketball Player with High Corneal Astigmatism Ohio State
Marsha Zaman Therapeutic Effects of Scleral Lenses in Patients Post Mohs Surgery with Exposure NSU
Alexis Wylam Happily Ever After Hydrops, Success with Scleral Lenses Prior to Transplant Salus
William Huang Spontaneous, bilateral corneal abrasions related to improper contact lens removal technique and dry eye syndrome SUNY

"We invite you to join us for this exciting evening of challenge presentations. Show your support for your future colleagues and vote for which finalists should win a travel grant to GSLS,” said Dede Reyes, ABB Manager, Consultation & Education, Specialty Contact Lens. “This year’s students have put a tremendous effort into their presentations, and we are excited for them to connect with their peers as they begin their optometry careers.”

To register for the event go to:

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

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