Headlines American Academy of Optometry Names President She was inducted Nov. 10. Published 5 years ago on November 15, 2018 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet ORLANDO, FL – The American Academy of Optometry has named Barbara Caffery as its incoming president. Caffery was inducted during the academy’s annual meeting in San Antonio, TX, on Nov. 10. She is the first Canadian woman to serve as president. “The American Academy of Optometry is an inspiration to each of its members,” Caffery said. “Here, dedicated practitioners and vision scientists participate by teaching, mentoring and collaborating, to promote the best evidence-based eye care and to disseminate vital vision science.” Caffery is a Toronto optometrist who has worked in a group practice since her 1977 graduation from the New England College of Optometry. She is also a member of the University Health Network Multidisciplinary Sjögren’s Syndrome Clinic and the Kensington Vision and Research Centre’s Therapeutic Contact Lens Clinic. She is a diplomate of the academy’s section on cornea, contact lenses and refractive technologies. Caffery spends her days doing comprehensive eyecare. Her areas of expertise are dry eye disease and contact lenses. She completed her master of science degree in nutrition in 1987. She completed her PhD program in vision science at the University of Waterloo in 2009. During the 2019 and 2020 term, Caffery will serve alongside Dr. Timothy McMahon (president-elect), Dr. Susan Cotter (secretary-treasurer), Dr. Joseph Shovlin (immediate past-president), Dr. Jenny Coyle, Dr. Andrew Mick, Dr. Carl Spear and Dr. Jeff Walline. 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