American Optometric Association Seeks Paraoptometric Community Service Award Nominees


ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association’s Paraoptometric Resource Center (PRC) is seeking nominations for the 2014 Community Service Award. The award is given to the paraoptometric who demonstrates a commitment to helping improve his or her community and a dedication to the profession of paraoptometry.

Individuals may nominate themselves or can be nominated by other professionals. Winning is based on personal and professional goals of community service and involvement in community service within the optometric practice and the community. Previous recipients have been active with service organizations such as the Lion’s Club, American Cancer Society, Special Olympics Opening Eyes, InfantSEE and Vision, USA.

The recipient will receive a plaque, a $100 personal cash award, and a $100 award to the charity of the recipient's choice during the PRC Awards Celebration to be held Friday, June 27, 2014 during the 117th Annual AOA Congress & 44th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting in Philadelphia. Completed nomination forms should be submitted by email with attachments to or faxed to (314) 991-4101 by March 31, 2014.