NORA opens up nominations for several awards in neuro-optometric rehabilitation


Award winners will be announced at the NORA 2024 Conference from September 19-22 in Kissimmee, Florida.

Clinician holding award Image Credit: AdobeStock/yta

Image Credit: AdobeStock/yta

The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association International (NORA) is now accepting nominations for a handful of awards to acknowledge practitioners and organizations for contributions in neuro-optometric rehabilitation, according to a news release. These include the Advancement of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Advancement of Sciences, Founding Father’s, and William and Diana Ludlam Educators awards.1

“The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association acknowledges individuals and organizations for important contributions to the area of neuro-optometric rehabilitation,” said Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD, president of NORA, in a statement. “Recipients of these awards are recognized for their valued contributions and commitment to advancing public and professional knowledge and understanding of neuro-optometric care and its rehabilitative benefits to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.”

Award qualifications and definitions are as follows:

  • The Advancement of Neuro-Optometric Award is presented to an individual, group, agency, or organization that has committed to treatments or clinical procedures to further the advancement of the art and science of neuro-optometric rehabilitation by way of action. This form of advancement is expected to increase public awareness and enhance function, performance, and rehabilitation outcomes, according to the release.
  • The Advancement of Sciences Award is presented to an individual, group, agency, or organization that provided a unique and valued contribution to the science of neuro-optometric rehabilitation, which may be defined as clinical investigation, scientific discovery, public awareness, publication, or research.
  • The Founding Father’s Award is given to those who have demonstrated in their professional actions a lifelong dedication to the exploration, elucidation, and enhancement of the nature of the human visual process and all it may entail.
  • The William and Diana Ludlam Educators Award is presented to an educator or institution that best exemplifies commitment to serving the students and patients in the neuro-optometric rehabilitation effort.

Additional information and nomination opportunities can be found on NORA’s website, where a form can be downloaded and filled out. All nominations are to be sent to by July 15, 2024 and will be reviewed by the NORA Award’s Committee. Winners will then be announced at the NORA 2024 Conference, taking place from September 19-22 in Kissimmee, Florida.1

  1. Nominations now being accepted for Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association awards. News release. Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. June 4, 2024. Accessed June 6, 2024.
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