Headlines Co-Founder of National Optometric Association Dies at 93 He was ‘a true leader, full of passion and conviction.’ Published 1 month ago on October 26, 2020 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet Dr. C. Clayton Powell, co-founder of the National Optometric Association, has died. C. Clayton Powell He was 93. Powell passed away Friday in Atlanta. “Dr. Powell co-created The National Optometric Association, in order to open doors for African American students,” NOA wrote in a Facebook post. “The organization has been pivotal in creating opportunities for students of various backgrounds; supporting in the way of scholarships, grants, and matriculation programs. For over fifty years, the communities most often overlooked, have been serviced with events promoting minority ocular health. “Dr. C. Clayton Powell was a true leader, full of passion and conviction. His dedication to the profession was unparalleled and he will be deeply missed.” Advertisement Fox 5 Atlanta reports that Powell graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry, where he was the only Black student in his class. At school at the Illinois College of Optometry, he was the only Black student in the class. He then practiced optometry in Atlanta. He helped launch the NOA in 1969. Related Topics:National Optometric Associationobituary click to Comment(Comment) Up Next FDA Approves Kala’s Eysuvis for Dry Eye Don't Miss Azura Ophthalmics Raises $20M for Dry Eye Treatment Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Only Varilux lenses are backed by the patented LiveOptics™ R&D process which tests our lenses on real wearers in real-life conditions to ensure sharper, seamless vision. With Varilux lenses, your patients may even forget they’re wearing glasses. But they’ll never forget it was you who recommended them. SPONSORED BY ESSILOR See Why Choosing Varilux® Matters You may like Think You’re Having a Bad Day? ECPs Told Us Their Biggest Screwups This Seattle Practice Turned A Muralist Loose On Its Walls — With Stunning Results 19 Images That Will Change the Way You Think About Optical Lighting Promoted Headlines Make Them Yours: Specialty Coatings/Tints North American Coating Laboratories Introducing EssilorLuxottica 360 Essilor American Eyes 2020 — Safilo’s Celebration of U.S. Eye Care Professionals Continues Safilo Advertisement Latest Trending Videos The Big survey6 hours ago Think You’re Having a Bad Day? ECPs Told Us Their Biggest Screwups Best of the Best1 day ago This Seattle Practice Turned A Muralist Loose On Its Walls — With Stunning Results Photo Gallery2 days ago 19 Images That Will Change the Way You Think About Optical Lighting Press Releases2 days ago Prevent Blindness Declares December as ‘Give the Gift of Sight Month’ Columns4 days ago Increase Medicaid Patient Engagement With 3 Simple Steps Photo Gallery6 days ago Hilary Swank in Silhouette TMA Frames … and More Celebrity Eyewear Picks Headlines3 weeks ago Report: U.S. Vision to Lay Off 299 Workers Headlines3 weeks ago Pennsylvania Expands Optometrists’ Scope of Practice The Big survey1 week ago These 14 Industry Traditions Need to Die, ECPs Say Photo Gallery3 weeks ago Check Out These 17 Eye-Catching Optical Murals Headlines4 weeks ago Video: Florida Man Invents Robot to Place Contact Lenses Headlines4 weeks ago Video: Some Retailers Board Up Due to Election Unrest Fears Headlines1 month ago Video: Car Crashes Into Optometry Office; 4 Taken to Hospital Sponsored Content3 months ago Introducing EssilorLuxottica 360 Sponsored Webinars3 months ago Introducing Varilux® Comfort Max Lenses Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery6 days ago Hilary Swank in Silhouette TMA Frames … and More Celebrity Eyewear Picks Benchmarks6 days ago How 6 Eyecare Businesses Get the Word Out to the Right People — On a Budget The Big survey5 days ago 35 Time Management Hacks From Your Fellow ECPS The Big survey1 week ago ECPs Share COVID-19’s Life Lessons Products1 week ago 9 Brands That Ensure You’ll Look Good From Your Head to Your Toes Columns4 days ago Increase Medicaid Patient Engagement With 3 Simple Steps The Big survey6 days ago More Than 60% of ECP Businesses Expect Earnings to Fall This Year Mark Hinton1 week ago Are You Effectively Connecting with Patients Before, During and After Their Office Visit?