COVD is excited to congratulate this year’s Excellence in Vision Therapy Award winners! This award is designed to recognize a graduating optometry student from each of the North American schools who has demonstrated a strong interest and excellent clinical skills in the area of vision therapy.

Dr. Sauto Mananian

Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry


Dr. Kristin Dzierwa

Illinois College of Optometry


Dr. Riley Sutherlin

Indiana University


Dr. Luke Lirones

Ferris University Michigan College of Optometry


Dr. Cassandra Breach

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Dr. Jessica Taylor

New England College of Optometry


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Dr. Rachel Luke

Nova Southeastern University


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Dr. Kelsey Buford

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry


Dr. Marielle Blumenthaler

Ohio State University


Dr. Katherine Boas

Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry


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Dr. Kalyn Gregory

Pacific University College of Optometry


Dr. Allison Orr

Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry


Dr. Annessa Du

University of California Berkeley


Dr. Vi Nguyen

University of Houston College of Optometry


Dr. April Smith

University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry


Dr. Kathryn Hamm

University of Missouri St. Louis


Dr. Johann Schlager

Western University