The Theia Awards of Excellence are named for Theia, the Greek goddess of vision or sight. The final awards decision will be made by the Women In Optometry professional advisory board, and awards will be presented at a Women In Optometry networking event to be held at the American Academy of Optometry meeting in San Antonio on Thursday, November 8th.
Each of the award categories open for nominations is named for a trailblazing woman optometrist. Five Theia Awards winners will be chosen based off of the following categories:
Leadership: organizational or community leadership or advocacy
Mentoring: active role in guiding others in practice management and more beyond optometry school
Innovation: outreach, marketing, practice models, inventions, etc.
Education: inspirational, motivational educator
Young OD: an OD within 10 years of graduation who shows any/all of the above qualities
Nominations close on August 31, 2018.
Click here to submit your nominations.