Elizabeth Cho, OD.
ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has announced that Elizabeth Cho, OD, has been named this year’s recipient of the inaugural Rhonda S. Robinson Contact Lens Residency award. Dr. Cho is a cornea and contact lens resident at Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (SCCO). Dawn Y. Lam, MSc, OD, FAAO, the cornea and contact lens coordinator at SCCO, said in the announcement, “Dr. Cho always takes the time to explain difficult concepts while also rendering excellent care and attention to her patients. She is intelligent, bright, and an excellent clinician.”

Dr. Robinson was noted as being one of the “10 female optometrists making an indelible impact on the profession.” She was an adjunct faculty member at Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University and was involved in many other organizations before her passing.

The award is intended to promote the practice and development of the field of contact lenses by providing incentive and support to talented optometric residents who demonstrate a passion and commitment to practice, research and education.

Of the applicants who applied, Dr. Cho presented “an impressive resume of experience in clinical, volunteer service, research, and lecture presentation,” according to the AAOF announcement. 

For more information, visit the Foundation site here.

The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) inspires excellence in optometric practice by fostering research and disseminating knowledge in vision science through its journal, Optometry and Vision Science, and the continuing education presented at its annual meeting.