Recent graduate Avani Dave, OD ’17, was recently selected to receive the Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care. The annual award is given to an outstanding fourth year student clinicians to recognize their work providing excellent contact lens patient care. Dr. Dave was selected as the recipient from New England College of Optometry’s Class of 2017.
Dr. Dave notes, “I am truly honored to receive the Contact Lens award, especially since its in a specialty that I personally believe changes the quality of vision and quality of life of patients.
Following graduation this May, Dr. Dave began a year long NECO Cornea and Contact Lens residency at the New England College of Optometry Center for Eye Care. She explains, “I’ve enjoyed my time working in the Contact Lens clinic at the NECO Center for Eye Care as a student and then becoming a teaching assistant in lab. Now, as the Cornea and Contact Lens Resident at NECO, I am excited to expand my knowledge on corneal diseases and manage them by fitting with specialty contact lenses.”
About the Residency Program at New England College of Optometry
An optometric residency is an additional year of post-graduate clinical education that can be pursued by optometrists who desire to advance their patient care abilities beyond entry level practice. New England College of Optometry offers a broad range of residency programs throughout New England that specialize in primary care, ocular disease, cornea/contact lens, pediatric optometry, and community health optometry. Learn more about NECO's residency programs.
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