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Welcome, Dr. Wooley and Dr. Hinel!

October 17, 2014

The American Board of Optometry is very pleased to announce that two Diplomates have taken on new Board of Directors roles. They will assume their posts formally at the November 2014 annual meeting.

R_Scott_Wooley R. Scott Wooley OD has been named an at-large member of the American Board of Optometry’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Wooley has owned Precision EyeCare Center in Flora, Ill., for 26 years. He became an American Board of Optometry Diplomate in 2011. He graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 1988, and completed an internship at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Chicago.  Wooley is a past president of the Illinois Optometric Association, still sits on several committees, and recently was named its 2014 Optometrist of the Year.


Erich Hinel OD
is the American Optometric Student Association’s new representative to the American Board of Optometry. Hinel, Erich OD

Dr. Hinel became an American Board of Optometry Diplomate in January 2014.  He practices at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, where he completed a residency in ocular disease before joining the staff.  He attended The Ohio State University for optometry school, and completed a master’s degree in vision science.  Hinel was national vice president of the AOSA while in school.

Both Wooley and Hinel have served as item writers for the American Board of Optometry Board Certification exam.  We’re glad to have them with us, and welcome their experience and expertise!

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