The Special Recognition Award is presented to an individual or organization for outstanding service in a specific effort or cause that improves the quality of eye care. It was first awarded in 1991. The president has the honor of selecting the recipient of this award. The recipient is then approved by the Board of Trustees to be recognized at the annual meeting.
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionRecognized for their critical role in leading a partnership to address the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report and working to create a vision and eye health surveillance system for the nation.
The Special Recognition Award is presented to an individual or organization for outstanding service in a specific effort or cause that improves the quality of eye care. The recipient need not be an ophthalmologist.
2016 - European Board of Ophthalmology2015 - American Academy of Ophthalmology Life Achievenment Honor Awardees2014 - Richard P. Mills, MD, MPH2013 - American Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Program2012 - Paul R. Lichter, MD2011 - OMIC2010 - Melvin L. Rubin, MD2009 - Iraqi Ophthalmological Society; Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology2008 - American Osteopathic Association2007 - The Academy's Dream Team at the RUC2006 - Arthur S. M. Lim, MD; Lorraine H. Marchi, PhD2005 - Rotary International2004 - Executive directors of our state and subspecialty societies2003 - Harry S. Brown, MD; Dan B. Jones, MD; Edward H. McManus2002 - None presented2001 - None presented2000 - Jerome W. Bettman S