Barbara L. Horn, O.D.

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

Barbara L. Horn, O.D., was elected as a trustee to the American Optometric Association Board in June 2011 and elected President in St. Louis, Missouri at the 122nd Annual AOA Congress & 49th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting® in June 2019.

In addition to her position as President, Dr. Horn serves as chair to the Executive Committee and serves as a member to the Personnel Committee. She also serves 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. She previously served 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 2011, she was the MOA's 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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