2017 Award Recipients

Each year the American Academy of Optometry recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless contributions to advancing the profession of optometry. The Academy is pleased to announce the 2017 award recipients:

 

Eli Peli, MSc, OD, FAAO
Charles F. Prentice Medal and Lecture Award

 

Mitchell Scheiman, OD, PhD, FAAO
Glenn A. Fry Award and Lecture
(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

 

Ava K. Bittner, OD, PhD, FAAO
Irvin M. and Beatrice Borish Award

 

Luigi Bilotto, MS, OD, FAAO
AAO-Essilor Award for Outstanding
International Contributions to Optometry

 

C. Ellis Potter, OD, FAAO
Brien Holden Humanitarian Award

 

Joseph Fontenot, MD, CLVT
Carel C. Koch Memorial Award

 

Laura Goldberg, OD, MS
Celia R Gong

Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics
(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

 

Richard Madonna, MA, OD, FAAO
Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award

 

Harue J. Marsden, OD, MS, FAAO (posthumously)
Eminent Service Award

 

Bert C. Corwin, OD, FAAO
Avrum Richler, OD, PhD, FAAO

Life Fellow Award

 

Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD, FAAO, Katie L. Greiner, OD, MS, FAAO, Mary Elizabeth McVey, OD, MS, Lisa A. Jones-Jordan, PhD, FAAO
Garland W. Clay Award

 

Lorraine Lombardi, PhD
Michael G. Harris Award for Excellence in Optometric Education
(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)


Awards of the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies

 

Suzanne M.J. Fleiszig, OD, PhD, FAAO
Max Schapero Memorial Lecture Award

 

Lynette Johns, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Founders’ Award

Award of the Public Health and Environmental Vision Section

 

Melvin D. Shipp, OD, MPH, DrPH
Henry B. Peters Memorial Award in
Public Health and Environmental Vision

Award winners will be recognized at the Academy 2017 Chicago Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 13, 8:00-10:00 AM, in E351 of McCormick Place. Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies award recipients will be honored at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, October 11 in Room E351. The Public Health and Environmental Vision Section awardee will be honored on Thursday, October 12 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM in E264.