American Optometric Association’s Optometric Historical Society Welcomes New Members


ST. LOUIS—The Optometric Historical Society (OHS) recently elected its two newest board trustees, Ronald R. Ferrucci, OD, and Bill Sharpton, OD. In addition, the OHS encourages more practitioners, academics, and others in optometry to join the organization and help preserve the history of optometry and to honor and study the valuable contributions of ophthalmic experts.

The purposes of the OHS include encouraging the collection and preservation of materials relating to the history of optometry, assisting in securing and documenting the recollections of those who have participated in the development of optometry, and assisting in the care of archives of optometric interest. The OHS also identifies and marks sites, landmarks, monuments, and structures of significance in optometric development.

In addition to the two new trustees, the OHS board of directors consists of president John F. Amos, OD, MS; vice president Alden Norman Haffner, OD, PhD; secretary-treasurer Chuck Haine, OD, MS; and trustees Irving Bennett, OD; Jay M. Enoch, OD, PhD; Morton Greenspoon, OD; and Alfred Rosenbloom, OD.

The OHS also publishes a quarterly journal that is provided to members as a benefit of joining. Back issues are available online through the Indiana University Bloomington’s Library website. The OHS operates under the auspices of Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation of the American Optometric Association.

To join, send a $25 check payable to the Optometric Historical Society with your email and mailing address and membership application to: Kirsten Hebert, Optometric Historical Society, American Optometric Association, 243 North Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63141-7881.