This work will focus on a protein that is unique to the eye and is required for sight.
Money raised will go to Optometry Cares, a foundation of the American Optometric Association that works to expand eye health and vision care access to everyone in the United States.
Classé served in the U.S. Marine Corps before earning his legal degree in 1977 and his doctor of optometry degree from UAB in 1978.
The Dr. Jimmy Bartlett Endowed Alumni Optometry Scholarship was made possible through gifts in Bartlett’s honor by the UAB School of Optometry Alumni Association.
This is the only tie for first place in the history of the competition.