Barbara L. Horn, O.D.

Barbara L. Horn, O.D. Immediate Past President
South Carolina

Barbara L. Horn, O.D., was first elected as a trustee to the American Optometric Association Board in June 2011 and installed as Immediate Past President during the 2020 Annual Election & Installation on June 27, 2020.

In addition to her duties as Immediate Past President, Dr. Horn serves as chair to the Personnel Committee and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. Her previous assignments include serving as liaison to the American Academy of Optometry, Great Western Council of Optometry, North Central States Optometric Council, Southern Council of Optometrists, East/West Eye Conference and Universidad InterAmericana as well as liaison to the AOA Political Action Committee, Advocacy Committee, Federal Relations Committee, Meetings Center Committee, Industry Relations Committee, Quality Improvement and Registries Committee and Third Party Center Executive Committee.

Prior to her election to the Board, Dr. Horn served the AOA by volunteering her time as chair of the Clinical & Practice Advancement Executive Committee, Medical Eye Care Committee, and Membership Group. She has also participated in numerous other committees and project teams including the Program Planning Committee, Public Health Disease Prevention Committee, the Needs/Technology Project Team and the Industry Relations Center Committee.

Dr. Horn is a graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University and a past president of the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA). Dr. Horn is currently a member of the South Carolina Optometric Association and an associate member of the Michigan Optometric Association.   

In 2018, she was South Carolina Optometric Physician Association's Optometrist of the year. Dr. Horn also received the MOA's Optometrist of the year in 2011, AOA's Young Optometrist of the Year award in 2006 and the MOA's Young Optometrist of the Year award in 2005.

Dr. Horn is in a group practice in South Carolina. 

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