American Academy Of Optometry Announces 2023 Award Recipients

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Each year the American Academy of Optometry recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless important contributions to advancing the profession of optometry.

Inspiring Excellence in Eye Care: The Academy’s awardees are nominated by Fellows who were inspired by the amazing achievements each awardee attained in research, education, leadership, and/or service to our profession. In New Orleans, we will celebrate these awardees and inspire the next generation of optometrists and vision scientists,” said Melissa D. Bailey, OD, PhD, FAAO, Awards Committee Chair.

The Academy is pleased to announce the 2023 award recipients:

Eric B. Papas, PhD, BScOptom
Charles F. Prentice Medal and Lecture Award

 Alex R. Bowers, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO
Glenn A. Fry Award and Lecture
(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

Rabia Mobeen, BOptom, BA, MPhil Optom
Irvin M. and Beatrice Borish Award

Timothy A. Wingert, OD, FAAO
American Academy of Optometry – Essilor Award for Outstanding
International Contributions to Optometry

Jennifer Deakins McCreight, OD, FAAO
William Feinbloom Award

Nathan Efron, AC, DSc, FAAO
Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal Award

Annabelle Seddon
Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics
(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

 Marlee M. Spafford, OD, MSc, PhD, FAAO
Michael G. Harris Family Award for Excellence in Optometric Education
(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

 Vondolee Delgado-Nixon, PhD, FAAO
AAOF Excellence in Diversity Awareness and Education Award

Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen, MPhil, FAAO, PhD
AAOF Outstanding Emerging Leader Award

Ian L. Bailey, OD, FCOptom, DSc, FAAO
Tony Adams Eminent Service Award

Awards of the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies

Jason Nichols, OD, PhD, FAAO
Max Schapero Memorial Lecture Award

Ralph Stone, MS, PhD
Founders’ Award

Donald Korb, OD, FAAO
Exemplary Service Award

Award of the Public Health and Environmental Vision Section

Padhmalatha Segu, OD, FAAO
Henry B. Peters Award for Public Health and Environmental Vision
(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

Join AAO for the Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 13, at 8:00 am during Academy 2023 New Orleans in Ballroom C of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. One hour of CE credit can be accrued during this two-hour event.

The Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies Awards will be presented during the Section Awards Ceremony and Max Schapero Lecture on Wednesday, October 11, at 4:00 pm in Room 255-257. Half an hour of credit can be achieved during this one-hour session.

The Public Health and Environmental Vision Section will hold its Section Awards Ceremony and Henry B. Peters Lecture on Friday, October 13, at 5:00 pm.

 

About the American Academy of Optometry

The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) inspires excellence in optometric practice by fostering research and disseminating knowledge in vision science through its journals, Optometry and Vision Science and Clinical Insights in Eyecare, and the continuing education presented at its annual meeting. Fellows of the Academy are committed to the premise that learning is a lifelong obligation of a professional, as is the commitment to expand the profession’s knowledge base through ongoing fellowship and exchange. For more information, visit the website: http://www.aaopt.org.

The American Academy of Optometry is accredited by COPE to provide continuing education to optometrists.

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