A UAB optometry student used her love for art to design a new logo for the National Student Optometric Student Association.
A University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry student won the National Optometric Student Association logo contest, making her design the official logo for the national organization.
“I always appreciate a chance to be creative,” said Emily Platt, a second-year optometry student. “I did my best to design a simple logo that conveys NOSA’s mission of extending eye and vision care to minority and underserved communities. I am honored that my design was chosen to represent NOSA, and I hope that it will help spark interest in future supporters of the organization.”
NOSA is an international service organization composed of over 1,000 optometry students dedicated to increasing access to eye care for minority and underserved communities.
“I am a new NOSA member this year, so I don’t have much experience with it yet; but I am thankful that I have already had the opportunity to contribute,” Platt said.
The Georgia native has been an artist for years — art was a concentration within her interdisciplinary studies undergraduate degree — and she became a wedding and family photographer while in college.
Platt says her love for art in some ways ties into her optometric pursuits. “My photography background definitely helps me appreciate a good, sharp focus in the slit lamp.”
She says art will always be a part of her life.