In Loving Memory of Judith A. Clay, OD, FAAO

The Academy is deeply saddened to report the passing of Academy Life Fellow Dr. Judith A. Clay of Florida on Tuesday, October 4 at the age of 70.

Dr. Clay became a Fellow of the Academy in 1974. She was passionate about the American Optometric Foundation's (AOF) mission, serving on the AOF board of directors since 2013 and was serving as AOF President-Elect at the time of her passing. Dr. Clay was a President's Circle Gold member.

Dr. Clay has also served the Academy as Chair of the Ellerbrock Continuing Education Committee. She received the Academy's Eminent Service Award in 1998 and the Life Fellowship Award in 2005. Her father, Dr. Garland W. Clay, served on the Academy's board of directors and as President of the Academy from 1975 to 1978. She was married to Academy Fellow Dr. Edward K. Walker who predeceased her.

Friday evening, October 7, there will be a visitation, and Saturday afternoon, October 8, there will be a celebration of life. No other details are available at this time.