Stephanie Aigbe, OD.
ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has announced that Stephanie Aigbe, OD, has been named as this year’s recipient of the Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr. Low Vision Residency Award. Dr. Aigbe is a graduate and Low Vision Rehabilitation resident at the New England College of Optometry (NECO). 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.

Of the applicants who applied, Aigbe “presented an impressive resume of experience in clinical research, volunteer service and poster presentation experience,” the announcement noted.
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.”
NECO’s 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, Dr. Aigbe presented an impressive resume of experience in clinical research, volunteer service, and poster presentation experience.
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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. The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is the philanthropic arm of AAO and was founded in 1947 for the “upholding, broadening, fostering, promoting and aiding of optometric education; the profession of optometry and its practitioners.”