Press Releases American Academy of Optometry Announces 2019 Award Recipients Winners to be recognized at group event in Orlando on October 26. Published 4 years ago on July 17, 2019 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) ORLANDO – Each year the American Academy of Optometry recognizes distinguished individuals who have made important contributions to advancing the profession of optometry. “Our Academy is only as good as the people we honor. In 2019 we are honoring the best; our best teachers, researchers, clinicians, and rising stars of the future,” said John G. Flanagan, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO, awards committee chair. INVISION Podcast Bringing Independent ECPs Into the 21st Century With the Technology Solutions a Modern Eyecare Business Needs INVISION Podcast The Making of Bespoke Eyewear, An Acetate Kitchen and Collecting Famous People’s Heads INVISION Podcast Fierce Independence, Southern Hospitality and Little Side of Unsolved Murder? The Academy announces the 2019 award recipients: Raymond A. Applegate, OD, PhD, FAAO Charles F. Prentice Medal and Lecture Award Susan A. Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO Glenn A. Fry Award and Lecture (American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award) Uduak C. Udom, OD, MPH, FAAO(posthumously) AAO-Essilor Award for Outstanding International Contributions to Optometry Thomas R. Stelmack, OD, FAAO William Feinbloom Award J. Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO Brien Holden Humanitarian Award Andrew D. Pucker, OD, PhD, FAAO Irvin M. and Beatrice Borish Award Rami Aboumourad, OD Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics (American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award) Thomas G. Quinn, OD, MS, FAAO Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award Thomas A. Aller, OD, FBCLA, Maria Liu, OD, PhD, FAAO, Christine F. Wildsoet, DipAppSci(Optom), PhD, FAAO Garland W. Clay Award Heather A. Anderson, OD, PhD, FAAO Donald O. Mutti, OD, PhD, FAAO Michael G. Harris Family Award for Excellence in Optometric Education (American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award) Awards of the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies Philip B. Morgan, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO Max Schapero Memorial Lecture Award S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO Founders’ Award Awards of the Public Health and Environmental Vision Section Robert N. Kleinstein, OD, PhD, FAAO Henry B. Peters Award for Public Health and Environmental Vision (American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award) Award winners will be recognized at the Joint American Academy of Optometry and World Council of Optometry Recognition Gala and Awards Program on Saturday, Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m., in the Plaza International Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Orlando. The Fry and Prentice Lectures will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, 8-9 a.m., in Room W331. This session will feature lectures from both the Charles F. Prentice Award recipient and the Glenn A. Fry Award recipient. Advertisement Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies award recipients will be honored at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Room W221. The Public Health and Environmental Vision Section Henry B. Peters Awardee will be honored on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Room W230 CD. The joint meeting of the American Academy of Optometry and World Council of Optometry, Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry, will take place Oct. 23-27, 2019, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. For more information, visit www.aaopt.org/2019. Related Topics:AAOLatest News Top click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Jaguar Releases Newest Eyewear Don't Miss ‘Autofocals’ Use Eye-Tracking to Do the Job of Progressive Lenses SPONSORED VIDEO Crizal® Sapphire™ HR: Invisible Shield of Protection Your patients’ main concerns of anti-glare, scratch resistance, and easiness to clean are covered. 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