Optometrists who have made a significant and long-lasting impact on the profession have the chance to be honored by a nomination to the 2014 National Optometry Hall of Fame.
St. Louis, MO-Optometrists who have made a significant and long-lasting impact on the profession have the chance to be honored by a nomination to the 2014 National Optometry Hall of Fame. The nomination form is available online and inductees will be honored at Optometry’s Meeting in June 2014 in Philadelphia.
The National Optometry Hall of Fame is administered by Optometry Cares-the AOA Foundation, a philanthropic and charitable organization.
A nominee must be an optometrist with more than 20 years of service in optometric clinical care, private practice, federal service, academia, research, or industry or is currently retired with records of dedicated service, lifetime achievements, and enduring lifetime contributions.
The selection criteria include:
• Nominees should be recognizable through their national stature.
• Nominees should have made a significant and enduring impact on the profession.
• A nominee’s full range of contributions should be represented, e.g. professional leadership, academic leadership, research contributions, as well as other areas of significance.
• Diversity should be considered in the selection process.
• A balance of historical and current (but very well established) achievements should be considered.
Optometrists nominated for the 2013 AOA Distinguished Service Award will automatically be placed into the National Optometry Hall of Fame selection pool for 2014.
The deadline for online submissions is Jan. 15, 2014.