Essilor Optometry Student Bowl

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The Ventura Cup


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Welcome to the Essilor® Optometry Student Bowl™ page! The Essilor Optometry Student Bowl is the largest student event of the year, held at Optometry's Meeting™. Schools and Colleges of Optometry battle it out for the most sought after award in the optometry world - THE VENTURA CUP!

Each school sends one representative to this game show event that they believe can win their school the title of Optometry Student Bowl Champion. Questions from all areas of optometric education are asked, and the contestant with the most points wins! The school with the most spirit wins the opportunity to show their creativity at the next year’s event by making the “Rules Video” and the team with the best on-line spirit gets preferential seating! T-shirts rule the day and the best design will be getting some very special accolades and awards. Stay tuned!

Want to know how to become a possible contestant? Ask your school AOSA trustee. Each school hosts their own “mini-bowl” or “quiz bowl’ to choose their contestant! Check out our OSB webpage and highlights video to get a sneak peak at the best event you will ever experience in your optometry student career!


Congratulations to the 2018 OSB winner

David Hurd from Northeastern State University-Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSUOCO) who takes home $1000 and the Ventura Cup (until next year’s event).

2nd place and $750: Steve McCarty from Illinois College of Optometry (ICO)

3rd place and $500: Jimmy Nguyen from New England College of Optometry (NECO)

Spirit Award Winners: Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (SCCO)

Social Media Virtual Spirit Award: First place- Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO); second place- Northeastern State University-Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSUOCO); third place- Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (SCCO); fourth place- University of Houston College of Optometry (UH)

AOSA t-shirt design competition: Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (SCCO)