Optometrist of the Year

The Michigan Optometric Association “Optometrist of the Year” Award recognizes a member of MOA who, through years of dedicated service to optometry, the vision welfare of the public and their community, merits recognition from the optometrists of the state of Michigan for this highest honor.


Nominees will be evaluated according to a point system allocated to four principal areas. In your Nomination Statement, please describe key accomplishments or special initiatives that can be attributed to the nominee.
1. Public Service
Service to the country, state or other political subdivision in any capacity; education; community; religious or service institutions; charitable causes. (worth 30%)
2. Service to the Visual Welfare of the Public
Service to sight-saving groups; legislative activities beneficial to the visual welfare of the public; participation in governmental health care programs, participation in public service programs such as visual screening projects, etc. (worth 20%)
3. Service to Optometry
Contributions of personal effort and time on behalf of the profession’s advancement. (worth 30%)
4. Service to MOA, AOA or Local Society
Service as an officer, committee chair, committee/task force member; promotion of the association’s goals and programs; activity in support of the association’s projects; involvement in public information activities. (worth 20%)


Please complete the following information and create a Nomination Statement based on the above criteria.
Name of Nominee:
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