The 2016-2017 AOA Board of Trustees at Optometry’s Meeting in Boston.
Daniel Kish, Dr. Clark Elliott, and Dr. Susan Barry fascinate the audience in the OD Talks with their experiences of overcoming sight deficiencies.
At the Opening General Session, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., keynote speaker and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who considers himself a “global statesman for space,” shares his story with attendees and inspires them to dream higher.
AOA awards were presented at the Opening General Session by AOA President Steven A. Loomis to AOA members who have distinguished themselves and the profession. From left: Fred Farias III, O.D., of Texas, Optometrist of the Year; Christopher Wolfe, O.D., of Nebraska, Young Optometrist of the Year; Jacqueline Davis, O.D., of Ohio, Optometric Educator of the Year; Evelyn Denise Lott, CPOT, of Mississippi, Paraoptometric of the Year; and Roger Seelye, O.D., of Michigan, Distinguished Service Award.
The AOA's legislative body, the AOA House of Delegates, officially convenes with the traditional fanfare and parade of state optometric associations' flags.
David A Cockrell, O.D., AOA past-president and House speaker, presides over the 119th session of the House of Delegates.
AOA President Steven A. Loomis, O.D., and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. President Peter Menziuso perform the ceremonial ribbon cutting to open the Exhibit Hall.
Optometry’s Meeting® attendees network and explore the Exhibit Hall.
Optometry’s Meeting attendees benefit from five days of Continuing Education. The OD Crossfire Series is a popular format again this year.
The Education in the Round series offers a new learning experience for attendees looking for an education format different from traditional classroom CE.
ODs attend a hands-on workshop. There were also workshops for paraoptometrics and students.
VISION USA celebrates 25 years of service at a party In AOA Central.
Schools and colleges of optometry battle to be the smartest, loudest, and most creative in the 25th Annual Varilux® Optometry Student Bowl™.
Evan Andrews of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University clinches the coveted crystal trophy, taking home both bragging rights and $1,000 in winnings.
AOSA Awards, General Session, and Trivia Challenge, sponsored by HOYA.
Students enjoying the Luxottica course, “Make Your Mark!”.
Enjoying Buck-a-Beer and Game Night in the Exhibit Hall.
AOA Paraoptometric award winners from left: Community Service Award winner, Lisa Stringfellow Parker, CPOA; AOA Paraoptometric of the Year, Evelyn Denise Lott, CPOA; Bridgeway Award, Mississippi, accepted by Beverly Roberts.
AOA members support a great cause at the 2015 Optometry Cares® 5K Run/Walk sponsored by The Vision Council and Transitions.
2015-2016 AOA President Steven A. Loomis, O.D., passes the gavel to 2016-2017 AOA President Andrea Thau, O.D.
Attendees visit with colleagues on the final evening of Optometry’s Meeting® at a reception before the Celebration of Optometry.
Broadway celebrities Laura Osnes and Jeff Pew entertain in a “Broadway to Boston” performance at the Celebration of Optometry.
The Boston Children’s Chorus performs the original “Optometric Song of Eye Diseases” at the Celebration of Optometry.
AOA member O.D. Russ Osnes performs with his daughter, Broadway star Laura Osnes, at the Celebration of Optometry.
Optometry Cares® 5K Run/Walk participants celebrate. Optometry’s Meeting goes out with a bang as Boston’s patriotic Fourth of July ceremony caps off another successful conference.