News & Notes

August 18, 2022
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Congratulations to our Diplomates who were selected for Newsweek’s America’s Best Eye Doctors! Each year, Newsweek surveys over 10,000 medical experts to rank the top 175 US optometrists using a methodology that ensures the quality and validity of the ranking. The evaluation process is comprised of three steps, including recommendations from peers, quality score and certification by the American Board of Optometry.  Quality score includes variables such as quality of technical equipment, continuity of care, and quality of care. Over 25 ABO Diplomates earned a spot on the list for 2022! Congratulations to: Paul Ajamian, Julia Appel, Peter Cass, Michael Cymbor, Brian Den Beste, Robert Easton, Ian Gaddie, Gustavo Garmizo, Paul Karpecki, Zanna Krouch, Richard Madonna, Mark Marciano, Danica Marnelli, Selina McGee, Ron Melton, Clarke Newman, Joan Portello, Alessi Rispoli, Susan Resnick, Joseph Shovlin, Laurie Sorenson, Andrea Thau, Michael Tortorici, Daniel Tulman, Michael Veliky, and Walter Whitley.

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Barney on his election to the American Optometric Association (AOA) Board of Trustees at the 125th Annual AOA Congress & 52nd Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry’s Meeting® in June 2022. Dr. Barney has served in many roles with AOA throughout the years and has dedicated more than 20 years of volunteer service to the Alaska Optometric Association.

Did you miss our August webinar?  Dr. Cheryl Chapman presented an outstanding webinar on Myopia Management on Wednesday, August 10th. If you missed it or were unable to make it, the webinar is now available on our website at Mark your calendars now for our next webinar, Innovations in Presbyopia, presented by Dr. Cecelia Koetting on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.  This webinar will revisit an old topic, focusing on new innovations in treatment that are available both surgically and topically. How do we really define presbyopia and how do these new options fit in with our tried and true? And how do we discuss these with our patients? Find all the latest answers and earn 2 hours of COPE-accredited CE!

Academy 2022 is right around the corner and takes place in sunny San Diego! If you plan to attend, please put booth 1002 on your list to visit! Ask questions, catch up on the latest news, check your status, or find out about the next exam. We look forward to seeing our Diplomates and meeting new Candidates!



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