The Next Generation of Optical Leaders


In honoring this year’s “Most Influential Women in Optical,” it makes sense to also recognize the new batch of female opticians and optometrists who have recently graduated from the nation’s professional schools.

The students chosen to make up VM’s “Class of 2010” Special Report are perhaps the most accomplished yet. Each has not only excelled academically but has made it a point to dedicate time to both research and volunteer projects, while receiving numerous honors, awards and scholarships in the process.

The care and compassion each student has shown is surely a sign of what lies ahead for them as they embark on their professional careers. More importantly, their success can only serve as an indicator of further advancement in the optical field to which they have dedicated themselves.

This marks the 5th edition of our special section, underwritten by a grant from the Luxottica Group. We hope you enjoy their education “stories.”