The award honors professional and community service.
Dr. Joe Sisley of Rockport, IN, has been named the 2017 Young Optometrist of the Year for Indiana.
The award, also called the President’s Citation, was presented at the Indiana Optometric Association’s 120th Annual Spring Convention at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing. The Young Optometrist of the Year award is presented to a member licensed 10 years or less who has demonstrated not only contributions to the profession, but also in service for the benefit of the visual welfare of the public and service to the community at large.
Sisley graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2004 with a B.S. in Biology and from Indiana University School of Optometry in 2008. He is a member of the Indiana Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association and is past president of the Southwest Indiana Optometric Association. Sisley serves as a liaison for the Indiana Optometric Association to the Indiana University School of Optometry, and served on the School Screening Task Force.
In the community, Sisley is a member of the Spencer County Community Foundation, Kiwanis of South Spencer, Chrisney Optimist Club and the Association For a Better Rockport. He is also a religious education teacher at St. Martin's Church and has served as a Spencer County 4-H Board Member. Sisley performs vision screenings at numerous health fairs across Spencer County.
Sisley practices at the office of C. Michael Wood in Rockport, IN, and the offices of Dr. Terry & Associates in Owensboro, KY.