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National Optometry Hall of Fame calls for 2014 nominations

November 18, 2013
John F. Amos, O.D., professor emeritus and former Dean of the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Optometry, is inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2013.

John F. Amos, O.D., professor emeritus and former Dean of the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Optometry, is inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2013.

Online nominations for the 2014 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.

The 2014 online nomination forms can be accessed at www.aoa.org/HallofFame.

The eligibility requirements are:

    • 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 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, 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. Inductees will be honored at Optometry’s Meeting® in June 2014 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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