Barbara L. Horn, O.D.

Barbara L. Horn, O.D.President-Elect
South Carolina

Barbara L. Horn, O.D., was elected as a trustee to the American Optometric Association Board in June 2011 and elected President-Elect at the 121th Annual AOA Congress & 48th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in June 2018.

In addition to her position as president-elect, Dr. Horn serves as chair of the 401(k) Committee, and is a member of the Agenda Committee, Personnel Committee and Executive Committee. She serves as the liaison trustee to the AOA Political Action Committee, Advocacy Committee, Federal Relations Committee, Meetings Center Committee, Quality Improvement and Registries Committee and Third Party Center Executive Committee. Her board liaison assignments include the Armed Forces Optometric Society, American Optometric Student Association, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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 Dr. Horn was the South Carolina Optometric Association's (SCOPA) Optometrist of the Year and in 2011, she was the Michigan Optometric Association's (MOA) Optometrist of the Year.  Dr. Horn also received the 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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