Announcing the 2015 AOA Award winners

Announcing the 2015 AOA Award winners

The winners of the AOA annual awards will be recognized at the 2015 Optometry's Meeting® Opening General Session, Wednesday, June 24, at 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., the session also will feature keynote speaker and former Navy SEAL Robert J. O'Neill, one of the nation's most decorated veterans who played a role in some of the more storied combat missions of the past decade.

The Optometrist of the Year Award recognizes Sen. David Heitmeier, O.D., of Louisiana, for his outstanding service on behalf of the profession and the visual welfare of the public. READ MORE.

The Young Optometrist of the Year Award recognizes Tamara Petrosyan, O.D., of New Jersey, who has been in practice less than 10 years and demonstrates remarkable leadership when serving the profession, patients and her community. READ MORE.

The Optometric Educator Award recognizes Tammy Than, O.D., of Alabama, for outstanding service on behalf of the profession, optometric education and the visual welfare of the public. READ MORE.

The Paraoptometric of the Year Award recognizes Marilyn Beeson, CPOA, of Mississippi, for her significant contributions to the field of paraoptometry. READ MORE.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes Lee Carr III, O.D., of Oklahoma, for his unusually significant contributions to the profession of optometry. READ MORE.

The Apollo Award honors NewView Oklahoma, Inc., for distinguished service to the visual welfare of the public. The nonprofit organization is the leading employer of the blind and visually impaired in the state and the state's only private agency that provides specialized vision rehabilitation services. READ MORE.

AOA congratulates all 2015 award nominees
The Optometrist of the Year and Young Optometrist of the Year were selected from a robust field of nominees from 28 state associations and the Armed Forces Optometric Society. All of these AOA-member doctors of optometry have distinguished themselves, and the profession, and are deserving of recognition and appreciation.

March 31, 2015

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