Connect with us

Headlines

And the 2017 Optometrist of the Year Is …

mm

Published

on

The AOA announced several honorees.

The American Optometric Association is honoring Dr. Paul Barney with the 2017 Optometrist of the Year Award for his “outstanding service on behalf of the profession and the visual welfare of the public.”

The association is also recognizing several other individuals as part of its annual awards program:

Dr. Angelique Sawyer of New Hampshire, Young Optometrist of the Year Award. She “has been in practice less than 10 years and demonstrates remarkable leadership when serving the profession, patients and her community,” AOA stated in a press release.

Dr. Elizabeth Steele of Alabama, Optometric Educator Award. She is recognized for “outstanding service on behalf of the profession, optometric education and the visual welfare of the public.”

Advertisement

Sally Greeley of Maine, Paraoptometric of the Year Award. The award is for her “significant contributions to the profession of paraoptometry.”

Dr. Dale Heaston of Washington, Distinguished Service Award. He is being honored for his “unusually significant contributions to the profession of optometry.”

The winners will be recognized at the 2017 Optometry’s Meeting Opening General Session at 5:30 p.m. June 21 in Washington, DC.

According to the release: “The Optometrist of the Year and Young Optometrist of the Year were selected from a robust field of nominees from 29 state associations and the Armed Forces Optometric Society. Each of these AOA-member doctors of optometry have distinguished themselves, and the profession, and are deserving of recognition and appreciation.”

And the 2017 Optometrist of the Year Is …Left to right: Dr. Angelique Sawyer, Dr. Paul Barney, Dr. Dale Heaston, Dr. Elizabeth Steele, Sally Greeley

 

Advertisement

 

SPONSORED VIDEO

SPONSORED BY VARILUX

The Best Overall Progressive Lens, Now Powered by AI

Engineered with Behavioral Artificial Intelligence and utilizing new XR-motion™ technology, Varilux XR series goes beyond prescription and eye physiology to consider the patient’s visual behavior and design a progressive lens that respects how
their eyes naturally move.

Varilux XR series comes in two versions, Varilux® XR design and Varilux® XR track. The Varilux XR track lens provides an additional level of personalization by incorporating the exclusive Near Vision Behavior Measurement, providing up to 25% more near vision width3 according to the patient’s need, so patients get the highest level of customization.

Discover Varilux XR series and enjoy instantly sharp vision in motion4 and seamless transitions from near to far.

For more information, visit here.

Promoted Headlines

Advertisement

Advertisement

Subscribe

INVISIONMAG.COM
BULLETINS

Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Most Popular