Visionary Optics is pleased to announce the launch of three scholarship opportunities, created to honor the enduring impact of Dr. Rob Breece in the specialty contact lens industry.

Dr. Breece was one of the true pioneers of the modern specialty contact lens industry. In addition to being an Optometrist, he held degrees in Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering. He established a large specialty contact lens practice in the Washington D.C. area in the 1980s and in the 1990s developed unique soft lens designs for keratoconus, post-refractive surgery and astigmatism. In 1999, he designed the highly acclaimed Jupiter Scleral Lens, a precursor to Visionary Optics’ Europa Scleral lens, as well as an Ortho-K lens which underwent FDA clinical trials in the early 2000s. Until his untimely death in 2009, he manufactured GP and soft lenses of his own design.

Apply for one of three Scleral Lens Scholarships ($1000 each)

Submissions must be a case report or clinical study using Visionary Optics’ Scleral Lenses: Europa (standard), Europa Tangent, or Latitude (freeform). Case reports can be the same submissions for AAO, GSLS, or ARVO. Multiple submissions are allowed but only one award will be granted. These case reports require at least 30 days of follow-up care be demonstrated beyond the initial clinical interaction to qualify for the award.

Case Format

For clinical case reports (resident first author), please use the following standard headings to structure the report:

  3. TITLE

Submit your case report or clinical study by May 1st, 2024.

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