Low vision resident, Stephanie Aigbe, OD, recognized by AAOF

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation announced Stephanie Aigbe, OD, as the 2021 recipient of the Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award. Dr. Aigbe is a graduate and the first Low Vision Rehabilitation resident at the New England College of Optometry.

This award is intended to promote the practice and development of the field of low vision by providing incentive and support to sustain talented optometric residents who demonstrate a passion and commitment to practice, research, and education.

Erik Weissberg, OD, FAAO, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs said, “Stephanie is simply very smart. This is true in both her studies, personal interactions, and research pursuits. She not only gets concepts quickly, more importantly she is able to evaluate a situation and understand some of the more complicated nuances of relationships. I find this combination to be incredibly valuable when providing patient care for patients and families and collaborating with colleagues.”

Of the applicants who applied, Stephanie presented an impressive resume of experience in clinical research, volunteer service, and poster presentation experience.

Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., OD, DOS, FAAO, led a career marked by stellar accomplishments as a teacher, writer, lecturer, and administrator and was the recipient of numerous awards. Dr. Rosenbloom was not only one of the first Ezell Fellows but also published more than 75 professional journal articles on topics of low vision rehabilitation, optometric gerontology, optometric education, and public health, and co-authored three major textbooks including Vision and Aging.