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Past Recipients

Dr. Selwyn Super (left) and Dr. Barry Tannen 

Special Service Award

2011 - Mr. & Mrs. Harry Wayne


Distinguished Service Award

2019 - Dr. Neil Draisin, FCOVD
2018 - Selwyn Super, OD & Allen Cohen, OD
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

About this Award

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 optometry research

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