Time running out to nominate individuals for optometry hall of fame

November 20, 2011

Nominations for the 2012 National Optometry Hall of Fame are now being accepted. The National Optometry Hall of Fame highlights the luminaries within the field of optometry—individuals who have made a significant and long-lasting impact on the profession.

2012 Nomination forms can be downloaded from http://www.aoa.org/x18530.xml or obtained by sending an e-mail request to Foundation@aoa.org and placing “2012 Nomination Form” in the subject line. 

The selection criteria include:

  • Nominees should be recognizable through their national stature.
  • Nominees should have had a significant and enduring impact on the profession.
  • A nominee’s full range of contributions should be represented, e.g., professional leadership, academic leadership, and 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.

Nomination forms and supporting documentation for candidates to be considered should be e-mailed to Foundation@aoa.org or mailed to: National Optometry Hall of Fame, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1, 2011.

New inductees are determined by a selection committee that represents the AOA, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO); the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD); the National Optometric Association (NOA); and the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).

Inductees will be honored at Optometry’s Meeting® in June 2012 to be held in Chicago. Visit www.optometrysmeeting.org for more.

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