2019 Student Highlights

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Thursday, June 20

Essilor® Optometry Student Bowl™ XXVIII and Reception

Sponsored by Essilor


College rivalries take center stage as 25 schools and colleges of optometry battle to be the smartest, loudest, and most creative in the 28th Annual Essilor Optometry Student BowlTM. The high-speed, high-stakes test of optometric knowledge pits one champion from each school against all others, poised to buzz in with the right answer and bring home $1,000 and the coveted crystal trophy. Second- and third-place winners take home $750 and $500 respectively.

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The equally celebrated Spirit Award honors the school with the most energy, best costumes and flashiest entrance-students ramp up for the must-attend event by putting together costumes, props and signs to cheer on their champion.   Everyone is invited to the Student Bowl and the reception that immediately follows. Keep the energy flowing and party with your peers at the reception while you enjoy great food, drinks and warm camaraderie.  

Relive the mayhem and awesome display of optometric knowledge at the 2018 competition:

Friday, June 21

AOSA Spotlight LuncheonOpen to all students!


Student Education Course


Sponsored by Luxottica

Luxottica Live!


Sponsored by Luxottica


 AOA+ Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision

AOA+ Leadership Link

Thursday 12-1pm

Friday 8-9am

Saturday 8-9am

Leadership Link is a networking program designed to help students and new doctors make the transition from optometry student or recent graduate into the role as doctor of optometry. This is an exclusive opportunity to network, ask questions and learn from the profession's leaders.

AOA+ Keynote Speaker

Friday 10:30am-12pm

AOA+ Pop-Up Sessions

Friday 2-4pm

Saturday 10am-12pm

AOA+ Pop-Up sessions are not the typical education courses students and new doctors are receiving in the classroom. Pop-Ups are fast-paced, interactive and diverse, designed to keep attendees engaged, motivated and excited about the future of their profession. Topics range from business acumen and becoming an advocate to much-sought-after hands-on workshops.

NEW! An Optometric Residency Summit will be a part of the AOA+ Pop-Ups at #OM2019! Visit with residency directors and learn about the countless opportunities.