The American Optometric Association (AOA) has announced its award winners and honorees, plus some other news. Congratulations to all!
|Andrea Thau, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, FNAP, New York, New York – InfantSEE Award|
|Amy Puerto, OD, Covington, Louisiana – 2023 Young Optometrist of the Year|
|Caitlin Parks, Zionsville, Indiana, Indiana University School of Optometry – 2023 Student of the Year|
|Brandy Yeack, CPOA, Lebanon, Oregon – 2023 Paraoptometric of the Year|
|Brianne Speaks, CPOA, Columbus, Mississippi – 2023 Paraoptometric Community Service Award|
|(no photo)||Roberta Beers, CPOT, Saegertown, Pennsylvania – Paraoptometric Lifetime Achievement Award|
|Beverly Roberts, CPOT, Magee, Mississippi – Paraoptometric Lifetime Achievement Award|
|Erlinda Rodriguez, CPO, Union City, New Jersey – Paraoptometric Lifetime Achievement Awards|
|Siu Wong, OD, MPH, Houston, Texas – The National Optometry Hall of Fame honoree|
|Alissa Proctor, OD, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma – Northeastern State University optometry professor – 2023 recipient of the Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Teaching at a Regional University/Community College Award
Other AOA honorees include Glen Steele, OD, 2023 Distinguished Service Award; Jon Pederson, OD, 2023 Optometrist of the Year; George Veliky, OD, 2023 Optometric Educator of the Year; Joseph Shovlin, OD, The National Optometry Hall of Fame honoree; Mitchell Scheiman, OD, Ph.D., The National Optometry Hall of Fame honoree
Congratulations to all award winners and newsmakers!
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