|First place honors: Samaneh Omidghaemi, Faculty Advisor SCCO Professor Jason Ng, O.D., Ph.D., and Shannon Borrego.||Second place recipients: Niko Vahamaki, Faculty Advisor SCCO Associate Professor Sunny Sanders, O.D., and Julius Tiu-Lim.||Third Place recipients: Greg Faldowski, SCCO Assistant Professor Eunice Myung Lee, O.D., and James Ardis.|
Six interesting vision care papers by soon-to-be-optometrists spotlighted research at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). However, in the end, the paper, "Correlation Between Standard Clinical and Computerized Color Vision Tests," by Shannon Borrego and Samaneh Omidghaemi, received first place honors at SCCO's Thirty-Second Student Research Symposium held on, Wednesday, May 18. Their faculty advisor was SCCO Assistant Professor Jason Ng, O.D., Ph.D.
The experimental study presented in the first place paper concluded that of the main three computerized Ishihara tests analyzed, no single test was found to be accurate enough to be used in place of the clinical standard Ishihara book test. The two student researchers also noted that their results demonstrated that the development of an online test to provide a substitute for the Ishihara book test can be developed using current technology.
Overall, six, two-person research teams presented six research papers. All 12 students will graduate from SCCO on Friday, May 20, with their degree, Doctor of Optometry. Second Place Recipients were Niko Vahamaki and Julius Tiu-Lim; and Third Place Recipients were James Ardis and Greg Faldowski. Other members of SCCO's Class of 2011 presenting papers at the event were: Richy Miyasaka, Stephanie Nguyen, Aaron Solen, Brett Richardson, Trung Tran and John Vinh.