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AOA Award Winners and More

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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Featured photo credit: Rafe Swan, Getty Images

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