Be sure to look out for the Varilux Student Bowl. This is an event every optometry student must experience once in their life! The atmosphere at the student bowl is electric. Look for colors, lights, chants, and posters to envelop the social hall as students urge their representatives forward. One student from every school competes in a jeopardy style tournament as all their classmates cheer them on from the crowd. From homemade signs to cheers to cartwheels, every student there makes an effort to make their school stand out above the rest. Last year in a close contest, Ian McWherter and PCO walked away deserved winners of the Student Bowl, while UMSL received a fine consolation in the best spirit award. However, this event is not about winning or losing, it’s all about showing pride within all of ourcolleagues across the country who do us all proud.
This year’s Varilux Optometry Student Bowl will be hosted by Essilor on Thursday, June 28th from 7:30pm – 11:00pm at McCormick Place West.