Mary Gregory, OD, Receives Dr. W. David Sullins, Jr. InfantSEE Award


ST. LOUIS—Mary Gregory, OD, has received this year’s Dr. W. David Sullins, Jr. InfantSEE Award. A graduate of the University of Missouri at St. Louis College of Optometry, Dr. Gregory is a driving force behind the Minnesota Optometric Association’s (MOA) strong participation in InfantSEE, ranking it among the top five states for the program. Practicing at Uptown Eye Care in Monticello, Minn., she provided 82 of the 641 InfantSEE exams conducted in Minnesota in 2013.

Dr. Gregory chairs the MOA’s Children’s Vision Committee, has designed several InfantSEE recruitment programs for the MOA and has supported legislative efforts for quality early childhood eyecare. She also recruits other doctors to participate in the program and created a kit for her MOA colleagues to use in their offices to promote early childhood eyecare. Dr. Gregory also serves as a media spokesperson for the program in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metro area and volunteers her time speaking to parents and teachers at local schools about children’s eyecare.

InfantSEE is a public health program managed by Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation to ensure that eye and vision care become an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under the program, AOA optometrists provide a no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessment for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage. The Dr. W. David Sullins, Jr. InfantSEE Award is in honor of the late Dr. Sullins for his dedicated leadership in the profession of optometry.