ClearVision-Adira Grant Program

We are proud to announce the ClearVision-Adira Grant for OWA members.

3 Grants • $2,000 Each

About the ClearVision-Adira Grant

Second round submissions are open!

The program, funded by a donation from ClearVision in alignment with the launch of its women’s brand, Adira, will award three grants of $2,000 each for the second round.

A panel selected by OWA and ClearVision will choose finalists, with OWA members voting to determine the winners. Essays will be anonymized during the voting process to ensure fairness. (Refer to rules and eligibility section below.)


How to Participate

OWA members who want to participate in the ClearVision-Adira Grant Program should be prepared to share their experience and aspirations through a 300-word personal essay.

The Essay Prompts

  1. Please share your greatest challenge in the workday and how would you use this grant to overcome that.
  2. If you were to dream big, what skill would you like to attain that you haven't had time to spend on to make a difference in your career.
  3. Connect Inspire Lead: Working women are pressured with so many tasks, tell us how you would use this grant to help you overcome your stress and struggles.
  4. What is the most impactful achievement you have had. What is next on your bucket list, and how would you use the grant to help you get there?

By participating in the ClearVision Adira Grant Program, you're seizing an opportunity to elevate your voice, expand your network, and advance your career in the optical industry. 

Round 1 Winners


"So grateful for the opportunity to express my passion for helping non-verbal patients and then find the most amazing support among my peers, ClearVision and the OWA.
This grant will help me bring a literal voice to those so often overlooked in our communities. Thank you so much!"


“I am humbled to be chosen and honored to share this with one of my heroes, Danielle Crull. I am pursuing my MBA to enhance my skills to give back to an industry that I love.
I encourage women of opticianry to dream big. Thank you, ClearVision and OWA for supporting women in the
optical industry."


About Adira

Adira is an eyewear brand specifically designed to celebrate women and all various phases of their lives. Adira and the OWA each share a goal of empowering women, both in their professional and personal lives. The collection is made to empower women to express themselves and celebrate their journey through their busy lives.

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About the OWA

Founded in 1997 as a non-profit, the Optical Women's Association is committed to supporting and promoting the professional development of women involved in all facets of the optical industry. As the vision of the OWA evolves and expands, we maintain the focus of the OWA's founding principles and core mission. If you're not a member yet, here's a chance to join a vibrant community dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the optical industry.

Rules & Eligibility

  • This program is open exclusively to OWA members; potential applicants can sign up for membership before applying.
  • In both phases, at least one winner should be any of the following: Optometrist, Ophthalmologist, Optician, Optical Manager, Lab Manager, Optical Buyer, Office Manager, or Frame Buyer.
  • ClearVision employees are not eligible for the grant program.
  • Winners will be asked to submit a short video detailing their story and outlining how they utilized the grant. Winners agree to provide their name and allow ClearVision and the OWA to use their name, photo, and video in marketing and communications materials issued by both organizations.

Selection Process

  • Finalists from the submissions will be selected by a panel comprised of OWA (Optical Women's Association) and ClearVision Optical representatives. The finalists will then be made public and voted on by OWA members.

Use of Submitted Materials

  • Participants agree that all essays and multimedia submitted as part of the contest, as well as names, may be made public for use by OWA or ClearVision in marketing or recruiting endeavors.