American Academy of Optometry Announces 2017 Award Recipients

Each year the American Academy of Optometry recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless contributions to advancing the profession of optometry. Award winners will be recognized at the Academy 2017 Chicago Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 13.

The Award recipients for 2017 are:

Eli Peli, MSc, OD, FAAO
Charles F. Prentice Medal and Lecture Award

Mitchell Scheiman, OD, PhD, FAAO
Glenn A. Fry Award and Lecture
(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

Ava K. Bittner, OD, PhD, FAAO
Irvin M. and Beatrice Borish Award

Luigi Bilotto, MS, OD, FAAO
AAO-Essilor Award for Outstanding
International Contributions to Optometry

C. Ellis Potter, OD, FAAO
Brien Holden Humanitarian Award

Joseph Fontenot, MD, CLVT
Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal Award

Laura Goldberg, OD, MS
Celia R. Gong
Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics
(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

Richard Madonna, MA, OD, FAAO
Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award

Harue J. Marsden, OD, MS, FAAO
(posthumously)
Eminent Service Award

Bert C. Corwin, OD, FAAO
Avrum Richler, OD, PhD, FAAO
Life Fellow Award

Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD, FAAO, Katie L. Greiner, OD, MS, FAAO, Mary Elizabeth McVey,
OD, MS, Lisa A. Jones-Jordan, PhD, FAAO
Garland W. Clay Award

Lorraine Lombardi, PhD
Michael G. Harris Award for Excellence in Optometric Education
(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)
Awards of the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies

Suzanne M.J. Fleiszig, OD, PhD, FAAO

Max Schapero Memorial Lecture Award

Lynette Johns, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Founders’ Award

 

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