Announcing the 2016 AOA Award winners

Announcing the 2016 AOA Award winners

The winners of the AOA annual awards will be recognized at the 2016 Optometry's Meeting® Opening General Session, Wednesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m., in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., the session also will feature keynote speaker Buzz Aldrin, one of the first two humans to set foot on the moon and a leading space exploration advocate, who continues to chart a course for future space travel.

The Optometrist of the Year Award recognizes Fred Farias III, O.D., of Texas, 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 Christopher Wolfe, O.D., of Nebraska, who has been in practice less than 10 years and demonstrates remarkable leadership when serving the profession, patients and his community. READ MORE.

The Optometric Educator Award recognizes Jacqueline Davis, O.D., M.P.H., of Ohio, 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 Evelyn Denise Lott, CPOT, of Mississippi, for her significant contributions to the profession of paraoptometry. READ MORE.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes Roger Seelye, O.D., of Michigan, for his unusually significant contributions to the profession of optometry. READ MORE.

AOA congratulates all 2016 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.

April 19, 2016

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