The Garland W. Clay Award (established 1978) is a plaque which, as of 1998, is presented to the author or authors of the manuscript published in Optometry and Vision Science that has been most widely cited in the world of scientific literature in the preceding five years. 

Past Award Recipients

2017 - Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD, FAAO, Katie L. Greiner, OD, MS, FAAO, Mary Elizabeth McVey, OD, MS, Lisa A. Jones-Jordan, PhD, FAAO

2016 - Ying Hon, BSc(Hons)Optom, and Andrew K.C. Lam, PhD, MPhil, FAAO

2015 - Pooja Godara, Adam M. Dubis, PhD, Austin Roorda, PhD, FAAO, Jacque L. Duncan, Joseph Carroll

2014 - Neville McBrien, MCOptom, PhD, Andrew Jobling, PhD, Alex Gentle, PhD, FAAO

2013 - Padmaja Sankaridurg, PhD, Leslie Donovan, Saulius Varnas, Arthur Ho, PhD, FAAO, Xiang Chen, MS, PhD, Aldo Martinez, PhD, FAAO, Scott Fisher, Bsc(Hons), Zhi Lin, Msc, Earl Smith, OD, PhD, FAAO,  Jian Ge, PhD, Brien Holden, PhD, FAAO

2012 - Fiona Stapleton, PhD, FAAO, Lisa Keay, PhD, Isabelle Jalbert, OD, PhD, FAAO, Nerida Cole

2011 - Konrad Pesudovs, OD, PhD, FAAO, Jennifer M. Burr, Clare Harley, David B. Elliott, PhD, FAAO

2010 - Birgit Lackner, Gerald Schmidinger, Stefan Pieh, Martin A. Funovics, Christian Skorpik

2009 - Konrad Pesudovs, OD, PhD, Esti Garamendi, David B. Elliott, PhD, FAAO

2008 - Raymond A. Applegate, OD, PhD, FAAO, Charles Ballentine, Hillery Gross, Edwin J. Sarver, PhD, Charlene A. Sarver

2007 - Xu Cheng, PhD, FAAO, Arthur Bradley, PhD, Xin Hong, OD, PhD, FAAO, Larry Thibos. PhD, FAAO

2006 - Hui Min Wu, Benjamin Seet, Eric Yap, Seang-Mei Saw, Tock-Han Lim, Kee-Seng Chia

2005 - George W. Fulk, OD, PhD, Lynn A. Cyert, PhD, OD, FAAO, Donald E. Parker

2004 - Gunilla Haegerstrom-Portnoy, OD, PhD, FAAO, Marilyn Schneck, PhD, John Brabyn

2003 - Luke L-K Lin, Yung-Feng Shih, Chong-Bin Tsai, Chien-Jen Chen, Loung-An Lee, Por-Tying Hung, Ping-Kang Hou

2002 - William F. Harris, PhD, FAAO

2001 - Billy Hammond, Billy R. Wooten, Max Snodderly

2000 - Douglas Horner, OD, FAAO, Larry Thibos, PhD, FAAO, William Wheeler

1999 - Gary Rubin, PhD, Karen Bandeen Roche, Patricia Prasada-Rao, Linda Fried

1998 - Jan E. Lovie-Kitchin, PhD, Stephen G. Whittaker, FAAO

1997 - Joseph T. Barr, Carolyn G. Begley, Robin L. Chalmers, Timothy B. Edrington, William P. Long, Curtis P. McKenny

1996 - Theodore Grosvenor, Chuan Seng Ooi

1995 - Mark Bullimore, James E. Sheedy, Deborah Owen, Ken Uesugi, Shawn Dygola, Jamie Hancock, James Orosz, Pam Wasley

1994 - Ruben K. Rivera, Cheslyn M. Gan, Kenneth A. Polse, Joseph A. Bonanno, Irving Fatt

1993 - Bruce Wick, Michael Wingard, Susan A. Cotter, Mitchell M. Scheiman

1992 - Barnaby C. Reeves, Adrian R. Hill, Joanne M. Wood

1991 - John S. Werner, David Peterzell, A. J. Scheetz

1990 - Barry L. Cole, Judy M. Steward

1989 - Paul L. Pease, Jane Allen

1988 - Theodore Grosvenor, David M. Perrigin, Judith A. Perrigin, Bernard Maslovitz

1987 - Karen D. Fern, Ruth E. Manny

1986 - Ian F. Gutteridge

1985 - Anthony J. Adams, James E. Bailey, Lorance W. Harwood

1984 - Kenneth A. Polse, Richard J. Brand, Roderick J. Keener, Joan S. Schwalbe, David W. Vastine

1983 - Dennis M. Levi, Roland S. Harwerth

1982 - Patricia Apkarian, Dennis M. Levi, Christopher W. Tyler

1981 - Clifton M. Schor, OD, PhD, FAAO

1980 - George Smith, David A. Atchinson, Nathan Efron, PhD, FAAO

1979 - James E. Sheedy, OD, PhD, FAAO,  J. James Saladin, OD, PhD, FAAO

1978 - Gillray L. Kandel, PhD, Paul E. Grattan, Harold E. Bedell, PhD, FAAO

Photo Credit: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NEI/NIH)