Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association

Enhancing Neurological Recovery Through Vision Rehabilitation

Gus Forkiotis Student Award

This award is presented to the student/resident with the best research project, poster or published paper in the area of neuro-optometric rehabilitation that was submitted for consideration to the NORA Student Programs Committee.

This project will be judged by the NORA student programs committee and committee chair The winner will receive recognition at the NORA Conference and also will receive a check in the amount of $250.00.
Application Deadline August 1, 2019

Contact Melissa Zarn at for information on how to submit an abstract.

Past Recipients

2018 Shannon Koenders, OD for poster  “Schizencephalpy: A congenital brain malformation and its effects on oculomotor function”

2017 Neil Renaud, OD for poster “A case report on the management and rehabilitation of complete cranial nerve III palsy”

2016 Silvia Mijares Landin,BS for poster “Interprofessional referral patterns for traumatic brain in jury and stroke patients with visual dysfunctions: a retrospective study”

2015 Poonam Nathu, for poster “Prescribing Therapeutic Prism Lenses to Improve Visual Spatial Disorientation”

2014 Grace Dumayas, OD, L Major, for poster “Pupillary Light Reflex and Eye Movement: Clinical Tools for Early Detection of mTBI/Concussion”

2013 Staci Boon, OD, Resident SCO, for poster “A Vision Lift: Use of Prisms for Treatment of a Right Homonymous Paracentral Visual Field Defect”

2012 Hanna Kim, OD, Resident Northport VA Hospital, for poster “Center of Balance – A Multidisciplinary Approach”

2004 Nicole Miesner for “Innovative Concepts in Hemianopsia and Complete Visual Loss-Low Vision Rehabilitation for Older Populations” Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 2004;20(3):212-222.