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Distinguished Service Award
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Nominees will be evaluated for long or lifetime achievement in two principal areas:

1.   Service to Optometry:

Contributions of personal effort and time on behalf of the profession’s advancement in such areas as:

  • leadership roles within the profession
  • organized optometry at national, state and local levels
  • continuing education, as a writer and/or lecturer
  • education, as a teacher or administrator
  • legislation furthering the advancement of optometryresearch

2.   Special Service:

Involvement, on behalf of the profession of optometry, in such areas as:

  •          interprofessional health care organizations, committees, boards or groups
  • ·         interprofessional organizations, committees, boards or groups outside the health care area
  • ·         international health care or other organizations, committees, boards or groups
  • ·         standards, as representative of optometry with standards organizations and committees
  • ·         public health, in a leadership role
  •         the military, in a health care leadership role

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Special Service Award

2011 - Mr. & Mrs. Harry Wayne


Distinguished Service Award

2014 - Andrea P. Thau, OD
2013 - Robert Sanet, OD & Linda Sanet, COVT
2012 - Mtn. States Congress of Optometry
2011 - Paul Freeman, OD
2010 - Stephen Chase, PhD
2009 - Leonard Press, OD



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