The Charles F. Prentice Medal

The Charles F. Prentice Medal Award (established in 1958) is awarded annually to a distinguished scientist or clinician scientist in recognition of a career-long record of advancement of knowledge in vision science. The award is considered to be the most prestigious of the Academy’s awards for achievement in research. Establishing a long record of distinction in research will typically require that the nominee be beyond the mid-career stage. The nominee will be judged by the quality, significance, and impact of his or her career-long body of work in vision science. The recipient need not be a Fellow of the Academy nor an optometrist. The recipient of the Prentice Medal will present a special lecture at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry related to these career achievements, highlighting one or more of his or her most significant scientific contributions. It is also expected that the recipient will submit a manuscript on that topic to Optometry and Vision Science.

Past Award Recipients

2013

Gordon E. Legge

1991 John E. Dowling

2012

Larry N. Thibos

1990 David M. Regan

2011

Dennis Levi

1989 David M. Naurice

2010

Earl L. Smith, III

1988 Mathew Alpern

2009

Jake Sivak

1987 Herschel Leibowitz

2008

Clifton Schor

1986 Gerald Westherimer

2007

Judah Folkman

1985 Yves LeGrand

2006

Ronald Harwerth

1984 Tom N. Cornsweet

2005

William Neil, Charman

1983 Irving Fatt

2004

Robert Weinreb

1982 Elwin Marg

2003

Anthony J. Adams

1981 Sylvester K. Guth

2002

Russell L. DeValois

1980 Monroe J. Hirsch

2001

Sheila K. West

1979 William David Wright

2000

Ian Bailey

1978 Henry W. Hofstetter

1999

Arthur Jampolsky

1977 Herbert Schober

1998

Richard M. Hill

1976 Jay M. Enoch

1997

Robert Boynton

1975 Lorrin A. Riggs

1996

Merton C. Flom

1974 S. Howard Bartley

1995

Lawrence W. Stark

1973 Oscar White Richards

1994

Colin Blakemore

1972 Meredith W. Morgan

1993

David W. Hubel

1971 Glenn A. Fry

1992

Richard W. Young

1970 William A. H. Rushton