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The Illinois Optometric Association honored several women ODs:
|Mary Lou French, OD, of Orland Park, was awarded as Optometrist of the Year.
|Brigette Colley, OD, of Macomb, was awarded as Young OD of the Year.
|Caitlyn McHugh, OD, of Buffalo Grove, was awarded as the Tom Lawless Keyperson of the Year
The Ohio Optometric Association awarded several women ODs:
|Elizabeth Muckley, OD, of Kent, was honored as Optometrist of the Year
|Katherine Fisher, OD, of Middletown, was honored as Young Optometrist of the Year.
|The Alabama Optometric Association honored Gussie Branch, OD, as Young Optometrist of the Year.
|The New York State Optometric Association honored Saysha Blazier, OD, FAAO, of Staten Island, as Young OD of the Year.
|Bina J. Patel, OD, FAAO, faculty at New England College of Optometry, is this year’s recipient of the AO-Essilor Award for Outstanding International Contributions to Optometry.
|Monica Jong, PhD, BOptom, has been appointed to Global Professional Education Lead, Myopia at Johnson & Johnson Vision.
|Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, presented the Thomas H. Peters Memorial Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry.
|Lindsey Hardy, OD, FAAO, was promoted to chief of optometry at the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Louisville, Kentucky
|Hannah Cho, OD, received the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Southern California College of Optometry.
|Marsha Zaman, third-year optometry student in Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, was selected as the recipient of the Mr. Humberto Franquiz Realizing Potential Changing Lives Scholarship.