Essilor names 2006 Varilux student grant award winners

Dallas-Jennifer Wong, third-year optometry student at Indiana University College of Optometry, was recently named by Essilor of America as winner of the 2006 Varilux Student Grant Award for her case study, "New Progressive Addition Lens Design: Utilizing Varilux Ipseo Lens for Non-Adapt PAL Wearers."

Dallas-Jennifer Wong, third-year optometry student at Indiana University College of Optometry, was recently named by Essilor of America as winner of the 2006 Varilux Student Grant Award for her case study, "New Progressive Addition Lens Design: Utilizing Varilux Ipseo Lens for Non-Adapt PAL Wearers."

"It is rewarding to know that students are learning about the benefits and advancements that Varilux lenses offer patients," said Dr. Rodney Tahran, vice president of professional relations and clinical affairs for Essilor. "Essilor has always been dedicated to empowering students studying optometry. We know that supporting the educational process helps to prepare students to become the industry leaders of tomorrow."

Wong and her faculty advisor, Dr. Susan Kovacich, each received an all-expense-paid trip for two to the 109th Annual American Optometry Association Congress and the 36th Annual American Optometric Student Association Conference, held this past June at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Wong will also be an honored guest at the 15th Annual Varilux Optometry Super Bowl, and receive $1,000 in prize money.