Four Standout Leaders

By WO Jan 2020

Women ODs happen to be in leadership positions this year with the American Optometric Association, the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, the American Academy of Optometry and the National Optometric Association.

Three National Organizations, Three Women Leading Them

By WO Jan 2020

At three national organizations—the American Optometric Association, the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry and the American Academy of Optometry—women ODs happen to be in leadership positions this year.

New Graduate Sees Opportunity to Influence Minorities to Consider Optometry

By WO Nov 2019

In 1969, C. Clayton Powell, OD, and John L. Howlette, OD, met with a select group of African American optometrists in Richmond, Virginia.

One Volunteer Role Opens the Door to Another...and Another...and Another

By WO Jun 2019

Barbara Horn, OD, a diplomate in the American Board of Optometry, recalls that in her very first week as a student at Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, she needed a subject she could discuss for 10 minutes.

Even in a Busy Schedule, There’s Time to Improve the Profession

By WO Jan 2018

Just a few weeks after the birth of her third child, Jennie Zolman, OD, FCOVD, her husband and their family made the trip from Charleston, South Carolina, to Davie, Florida.

Career in Education Offers Challenges and Rewards

By WO Jun 2017

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO) Elizabeth Steele, OD, has a passion for education that extends beyond optometry students…


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