OCULUS: Tradition since 1895

OCULUS Headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany

OCULUS Headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany

OCULUS has been setting milestones in the eye care industry since 1895. We offer a wide range of products including the Pentacam®, visual field perimeters, corneal topographers, slit-lamp cameras, pachymeters, autorefractors, keratometers, trial frames, and loupes. OCULUS products are 100% made in Germany and fully supported in the United States. Visit www.oculus.de/us/from-idea-to-product/ to learn more.

The OCULUS vision is to provide the highest quality instruments, education, and service to every eye care practice around the globe, enabling practitioners to better the vision and eye health for all patients.

Awards for the OCULUS Optometry Student Scholarship

OCULUS, Inc. will award two scholarships. The winning applicants could receive one of the following:

Award medal
  • First Place
  • A $5,000 scholarship award
  • A $1,500 travel stipend to attend the American Optometric Association (AOA) Optometry's Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on June 19-22, 2024
  • An OCULUS Myopia Master® will be donated to the recipient’s college of optometry
Award medal
  • Second Place
  • A $2,500 scholarship award
  • An OCULUS Easyfield® will be donated to the recipient’s college of optometry

Supporting Future Eye Care Professionals

OCULUS wishes to help you on your educational journey!

As a partner of optometric education, OCULUS, Inc. wishes to recognize third and fourth year optometry students who best demonstrate clinical excellence in the area of Anterior Segment Diagnostics Technologies with the chance to win one of two scholarships.

All you have to do is make sure that you are eligible for the scholarship before applying, submit all the required documents, and upload your video to this website.

Four easy steps to enter

Review submission rules and eligibility criteria

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(1 to 2 minutes)

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Rules and Topics

Each applicant must upload a short video essay (1-2 minutes) by November 30, 2023 using the "Submit Your Entry" form further down. Video submissions longer than 2 minutes will not be reviewed. Applicants must not include any identifiable or specific patient information. The video essay must address one of the following topics:

Topic 1

How has the Pentacam® improved your patient care?

Topic 2

How has the Keratograph® 5M helped you care for dry eye patients?

Topic 3

How has OCULUS technology improved your patient care or your patients’ quality of life?

You can view the full Rules and Disclaimers by clicking here.


To be eligible to win the OCULUS Optometry Student Scholarship, you must:
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be enrolled in your third or fourth year of optometry school attending an accredited U.S. institution of higher education that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and has a regularly enrolled student body in the U.S.
  • upload a completed Application Form and Media Authorization Form by November 30 using the "Submit Your Entry" form below
  • upload a video essay meeting scholarship criteria by November 30, 2023 using the "Submit Your Entry" form below

You can view the full Rules and Disclaimers by clicking here.

Scholarship Timeline

September 22, 2023

Video submission begins

November 30, 2023

Deadline for video submissions

December 15, 2023

Winners announced

How entries will be graded

A committee will review submissions and select the first and second-place winner based on the criteria listed below:

Clinical Content

Up to 50 points

Clinical Content


Up to 35 points


Social Media Performance

Up to 15 points

Social Media

You can view the full Grading Guidelines by clicking here.

Past winners

Susmitha Narisetty, 3rd year student
Michigan College of Optometry
Watch Award Winning Video
Lixin Zhang, 4th year student
New England College of
Watch Award Winning Video
Leo Jiang, 4th year student
Illinois College of Optometry
Watch Award Winning Video

Submit your entry

Please select your video.*

Video no longer than 2 minutes and no more than 500 MB
Video and forms submission deadline: 11/30/2023

Application Form (PDF)*
Media Authorization (PDF)*

Current academic year:*

Selected video topic:*

Will you accept the travel stipend?:*

For additional points, post your video on any of the following social media platforms:

* mandatory fields

By submitting your application form to OCULUS, you agree to the Eligibility & Criteria and the Terms and Conditions.


Open AnswerI am a foreign student. Am I eligible?
Open AnswerWhat are the requirements for the video I have to include in my application?
Open AnswerCan I upload more than one video/application?
Open AnswerOnce I have submitted my application, can I make further edits?
Open AnswerIf I win, how will I receive my awards?
Open AnswerWhat happens to non-winning entries?
Open AnswerMay I use the funds for anything other than university tuition?
Open AnswerIf I have a question, who can I contact?