ARVO's Got Talent

The results are in!

ARVO's Got Talent

Ivan the Eye  

Thank you to all the ARVO members who submitted entries showcasing your special skills for the first ARVO's Got Talent competition! ARVO representatives reviewed all video submissions and shared the highest-scoring ones for colleagues, family, friends and fans to vote for their favorite. The winning videos were announced on May 2 during the ARVO Foundation Gala. Congratulations to:

Grand prizeSohaib Rufai
free 2022 Annual Meeting registration; tickets to ARVO Foundation Gala and WEAVR Event

Second placeEduardo Martinez
tickets to the 2022 ARVO Foundation Gala and WEAVR Event

Third placeHeather Anderson
tickets to the 2022 ARVO Foundation Gala


Grand Prize winner

Sohaib Rufai

Hotel California*

Rufai is an NIHR academic ophthalmology resident at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) London and Leicester Royal Infirmary. He performs this duet with his cousin, Rayan Q, a law graduate from the London School of Economics. The duo recently performed to fundraise for GOSH Children's Charity.

* original song by The Eagles


Second Place

Eduardo Martinez

COVID in Madrid

Original song with music, lyrics and video by Eduardo Martínez and Clara Benedí (thanks Carlos Sánchez and James Germann for your great help!)

Third Place

Heather Anderson

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy*

Double vision — a self piano duet.

* original music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky