The William Feinbloom Award (established 1983) is an annual award presented to an individual who has made a distinguished and significant contribution to clinical excellence and the direct clinical advancement of visual and optometric service and thus the visual enhancement of the public. The award is not limited to Academy Fellows or to optometrists. The Awards Committee selects one person and submits their recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval.

Nominations

The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2018. Please submit the following by email to Helen Viksnins at HelenV@aaoptom.org.

  • 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

 

Past Award Recipients

  • 2017- Not Awarded
  • 2016- Rachel "Stacey" Coulter, OD, FAAO
  • 2015- Wendy Marsh-Tootle
  • 2014- Not Awarded
  • 2013- Not Awarded
  • 2012- P.Sarita Soni
  • 2011- Glen Steele
  • 2010- Joan A. Stelmack
  • 2009- Eli Peli
  • 2008- Henry A. Greene
  • 2007- Eleanor E. Faye
  • 2006- George C. Woo
  • 2005- Bruce B. Rosenthal
  • 2004- Anthony Cullen
  • 2003- Bruce C. Wick
  • 2002- James E. Sheedy
  • 2001- Donald G. Pitts
  • 2000- Robert Massof
  • 1999- Joseph H. Maino
  • 1998- Joseph T. Barr
  • 1997- Alan W. Johnston
  • 1996- Barry A. Weissman
  • 1995- Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr.
  • 1994- Ian L. Bailey
  • 1993- William Policoff
  • 1992- David Volk
  • 1990- Bernard Grolman
  • 1988- Bengt Burman
  • 1987- Robert K. Graham
  • 1986- Donald C. Korb
  • 1985- Irvin M. Borish
  • 1984- Morton D. Sarver
  • 1983- Edward I. Goodlaw
 
Photo Credit: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NEI/NIH)