In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, the AOA thanks optometric educators for the impact they make on students and the profession and for preparing the doctors of tomorrow.
The AOA InfantSEE® and Children’s Vision Committee recognizes Sarah Fratesi, O.D., for raising awareness around children’s eye health and vision care in her Mississippi community. Inspired by a challenge from a former U.S. president, Dr. Fratesi has been an InfantSEE provider since 2005.
Optometry’s Meeting®, June 24-26, in Denver, Colorado, is taking shape now, and so is the AOA Board of Trustees—familiarize yourself with the doctors seeking to represent members.
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Women may outnumber men in optometry schools today, but it wasn’t always that way. Learn more about female doctors of optometry who made a difference, in honor of Women’s History Month.
As 2020 concludes, the AOA’s Board of Trustees reflects on a year of unparalleled challenges and tireless resiliency as 2021 begins with promise.
The Atlanta doctor of optometry and civil rights advocate fought to open doors for Black students interested in the profession, including helping to found the National Optometric Association.
James A. Boucher, O.D., 83, founded his practice in Laramie, Wyoming, and served the community for five decades. Dr. Boucher specialized in cornea and contact lenses practice.
The Pennsylvania doctor of optometry practiced for 46 years in Beaver Falls. But Dr. Bennett’s vision had an impact there and beyond.
Janet Millis, CPOT, AOA’s 2020 Paraoptometric of the Year, has found professional fulfilment through paraoptometric certification.