National Vision is asking third- and fourth-year optometry students to share their perspective on “The Importance of Affordable Primary Eye Care in a Changing Health Care Environment” for a chance to win a $7,500 scholarship!
Submissions are open to 3rd- and 4th-year optometry students in good standing with an optometry school in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada.
Write a 500-word essay or create a short video (maximum length: 5 minutes)
Fill out the submission form and upload your project by February 15, 2022
How will you be part of the solution?
National Vision is asking third- and fourth-year optometry students to share their perspective on “The Importance of Affordable Primary Eye Care in a Changing Health Care Environment” for a chance to win a $7,500 scholarship! Share your take on how we can ensure Americans continue to have access to this basic and essential healthcare need in a world where the costs of eye exams, eyewear and healthcare services are ever-increasing.
Why is this topic important?
Primary care optometrists are on the front lines of patient care, not only ensuring patients are seeing their best, but also providing a critical evaluation of their eye and overall health. Despite the importance of this health evaluation, too many people are not receiving the care they need, and cost is a primary barrier. Many patients do not have access to health insurance (neither vision nor medical), and as costs increase for care, more essential touch points with health care professionals may get missed.
As a future optometrist, National Vision wants to hear your perspective on the importance of this care and why you are interested in practicing primary care optometry. Please include what steps you can take through your future profession to make a difference in extending affordability of eye care to more patients.
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National Vision is the second largest optical retailer (by sales) in the United States. With every new team member and every new store opening, our Doctor of Optometry network – 2,200+ ODs strong – helps make quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible. Our retail brands include America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores, and Vista Opticals inside Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases.
Optometrists practicing in offices inside our locations are comprehensive primary eye care specialists. They often catch systemic issues, in addition to providing prescriptions for clearer vision. While contacts and eyeglasses prescriptions are extremely important, primary care is so much more. Our network of ODs report seeing a high amount of anterior and posterior segment pathology in their practices, and they manage ocular disease to their comfort level.