Luxottica Announces Students for May 2019 OneSight Clinics
Mason, OH, December 17, 2018 – Luxottica and OneSight jointly announce the optometric students who will participate next May in the OneSight clinic to Campeche, located in eastern Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. Travel dates are scheduled for May 11-18, 2019.
The National Optometric Student Association’s support and promotion of the application process through student channels resulted in this year’s large number of submissions. Students were chosen using a variety of criteria including a personal essay. OneSight students represent 16 optometry schools across multiple graduation years.
OneSight is a leading organization focused on bringing both sustainable and urgent vision care solutions to communities around the world. To date, OneSight has helped sixteen million people in 46 countries see clearly. By 2020, OneSight will provide ongoing access to vision care to over 20 million people.
Each year, OneSight volunteers travel to remote parts of the globe to provide care and services to populations that lack access to eye care primarily due to high medical costs, travel and/or availability. For a second year Luxottica and OneSight have provided students the opportunity to participate in a clinic.
On the OneSight trip, OD students will work under the supervision of Luxottica Retail affiliated doctors performing comprehensive eye exams. They will also help support a core team of Luxottica volunteers in the frame fitting, manufacturing and dispensing of new eyewear. For the optometry students selected, Luxottica Retail covers all expenses associated with the clinic, including air fare, accommodations and meals. The five-day clinic will provide immediate access to eye exams and glasses to those without resources.
“These clinics allow students to gain valuable clinical experience in a short amount of time,” says Dr. Carl Spear, Senior Vice President of Luxottica Eye Care. OneSight organizers anticipate students seeing more patients during the week than during a year’s rotation. The clinic is designed to support and supplement a student’s classroom experience.
“The experience also connects them to the larger optometric community they’ll be joining when they graduate,” he says, “and highlights how their skills can contribute to helping combat the world vision crisis.”
May 11-18: Campeche (Mexico)
Rebecca Aquije, SUNY College of Optometry
Lindsey Colliver, Indiana University School of Optometry
Sinead Flood, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Astiney Franklin, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services
Tarneem Maner, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Angelica McIntyre, Southern College of Optometry
Lindsay Michaud, New England College of Optometry
Kimberly Murray, Nova Southeastern University
Nitya Murthy, Kentucky College of Optometry
Lily Nguyen, Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Sarah Oh, University of Waterloo
Aaron Ransome, University of Houston College of Optometry
Brooke Segerstrom, University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry
Stephanie Shoults, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Montana Williamson, Western University of Health Sciences
Nigenda Griffin, Northeastern State University of Oklahoma College of Optometry
Celesti Hao, University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
Sherene Vazhappilly, University of Waterloo