American Academy of Optometry Announces Barbara Caffery as President
The American Academy of Optometry announces Barbara Caffery, OD, PhD, FAAO, as the incoming President. Dr. Caffery was inducted during the Academy’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas on November 10, 2018. She is the first Canadian woman to serve as president.
“The American Aacdemy of Optometry is an inspiration to each of its members. 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,” said Dr. Caffery.
Dr. Barbara 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 Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies of the Academy.
Dr. Caffery has served on the American Academy of Optometry board since 2007, most recently serving as Secretary-Treasurer (2014-2016) and President-Elect (2016-2018). She was instrumental in the formation of the Fellows Doing Research Special Interest Group designed to train and encourage the performance of clinical research by Fellows of the Academy.
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