Award recipients present a lecture during the American Academy of Optometry's annual meeting on a topic of high relevance to optometry. Recipients also receive an inscribed plaque and a $2,500 cash stipend.
This award is given to recognize a distinguished scientist or clinician for his or her current research contributions by inviting the recipient to present a special paper at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry. Following nominations from the Academy membership, the Awards Committee of the Academy selects a person who has made significant and current research contributions. The recipient must give a lecture at the annual meeting on a current research topic of high relevancy to optometry and submit a manuscript on that topic to Optometry and Vision Science.
Past Recipients of the Fry Award
2012: Susana T.L. Chung
1997: Larry N. Thibos
1982: Davida Y. Teller
- A letter of nomination from an Academy Fellow, explaining why the nominee is particularly deserving of the award for which the nomination has been made.
- A copy of the CV of the nominee.
- A letter seconding the nomination from another Academy Fellow. These three items should be emailed to HelenV@aaoptom.org.
- Awards Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2013.