The 2022-2023
National Vision
Scholarship Program

National Vision is asking third- and fourth-year optometry students to share their perspective on “Increasing Access to Care Through Remote Care” for a chance to win a $7,500 scholarship!

Three Scholarships Will be Awarded:


First Place





How to Apply:

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1. Qualify

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.

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2. Create

Write a 500-word essay or create a short video (maximum length: 5 minutes)

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3. Submit

Fill out the submission form and upload your project by January 31, 2023

The topic to cover for your entry

Embracing evolving technologies

How can technology help break down barriers to receiving and providing quality eye care?
National Vision is asking optometry students to share their perspective on “Increasing Access to Care Through Remote Care” for a chance to win a $7,500 scholarship! Share your take on how remote care can help overcome common barriers to receiving quality eye care, as well as how practicing remotely can benefit optometrists.

As a future optometrist, National Vision wants to hear your perspective on the importance of remote eye care and how you plan to embrace evolving technologies as a primary eye care practitioner. As a bonus, share how you think our communities can benefit from hybrid care: the combination of traditional modes of practices (in-person exams) with emerging technologies (remote care and beyond); noting that the goal of hybrid care is to provide more and better access to care while increasing convenience for both doctors and patients.

Why is this topic important?
The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a dramatic increase in remote eye care due to unique challenges associated with seeing patients in person. In fact, remote care is now widely accepted and commonly used in most facets of overall health and medical care. The optical community is no exception, with new technologies changing the way patient care is provided. Remote care can help overcome many of the barriers that prevent patients from receiving the eye care they need—eye care that also offers an important window into their overall health. For optometrists, remote care holds its own unique benefits, most notably improving work-life balance.

Key Dates:

Deadline to Submit Your Entry:

January 31st, 2023

Winners Announced:

March 1st, 2023

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Winners will be announced March 1st, 2023.
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Past Winners

Hear from the winners of 2021

Past winner headshot 1
Juan Manuel Giraldo
National Vision 2020-2021
Grant Program Awardee

UW School of Optometry & Vision Science
Class of 2022
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Nhi Trinh
National Vision 2020-2021
Grant Program Awardee

Southern College of Optometry
Class of 2022
Past winner headshot 3
Dana Shannon
National Vision 2020-2021
Grant Program Awardee

UAB School of Optometry
Class of 2021

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National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) is the second largest optical retail company (by sales) in the United States with over 1,300 stores in 44 states and Puerto Rico. With a mission of helping people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible, the company operates five retail brands: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores, and Vista Opticals inside select Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases, and several e-commerce websites, offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs. For more information, please visit