From earning accolades to promoting the profession, discover what your colleagues are up to.

Optometry through Bubba’s eyes

What Glen “Bubba” Steele, O.D., has seen in his long career—and what he hopes to see in optometry’s future.

Congratulations to the AOA’s 2023 award winners

The winners will be honored at a ceremony during the 2023 Optometry’s Meeting®.

Confidence builder

How the AOA’s 2022 Educator of the Year transitions students from talking in question marks to talking in periods.

Distinguishing service

The AOA’s 2022 Distinguished Service Award winner details her extensive service to the Indian Health Service and underserved communities.

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Successes in diabetes care

This World Diabetes Day, the focus is on access to education. Living with diabetes himself, one AOA member is passionate about caring for and educating patients with diabetes.

A humanitarian heart

The AOA’s 2022 Paraoptometric Community Service Award winner has a heart for helping others.

Colleagues honor ‘legend’ Glen Steele, O.D., upon retirement

Dr. Steele, fondly known profession wide as “Bubba,” announced his retirement after 53 years as a pediatric vision provider and faculty member at Southern College of Optometry.

Arthur B. Epstein, O.D., remembered for profound impact in optometry

The former AOA Contact Lens & Cornea Section chair, prolific author and respected authority on health care innovation, passed away on Sept. 27 at the age of 71.

Next level

The AOA’s 2022 Paraoptometric of the Year is always looking to advance herself and her colleagues to the next level.

Paul B. Freeman, O.D., honored with top AOA low vision/vision rehabilitation award

The Dr. Jerry P. Davidoff Vision Care Award is given annually to a doctor of optometry who is active in a clinical vision rehabilitation practice setting; has committed to giving back to optometry through the education of other practitioners; and has demonstrated a long-standing contribution and shared knowledge with fellow practitioners for the betterment of vision rehabilitation eye care.