AAO Names 2019 Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award Recipient

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ORLANDO, Fla.— Kenneth Duy Tran, OD, is this year’s recipient of the Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award, according to an announcement from the American Academy of Optometry Foundation. Dr. Tran is an Ian L. Bailey, Low Vision/Ocular Disease Resident at the University of California, Berkeley, College of Optometry. He was chosen by a committee of members in the Low Vision Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). 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.

 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.

Glen Ozawa, OD, assistant professor at University of California, Berkeley, College of Optometry said “Kenny has developed into a skilled clinician. He has refined his skills in scleral indentation and gonioscopy. He has perfected his binocular indirect ophthalmology. Kenny has realized the importance of literature review, and he is expanding his knowledge by reading articles both new and old. He strives to be the consummate optometrist.”

 Of the three applicants who applied to the program, Dr. Tran presented an impressive resume of experience in clinical research, volunteer service, and poster presentation experience. He will receive a $2,000 education award and a $750 travel fellowship to attend Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry, Oct. 23 to 27, 2019.