SCENE + HEARD: Discover Nominations Open for 2018 Women In Optometry Theia Awards By Staff Friday, August 10, 2018 12:24 PM NEW YORK—Nominations for the 2018 Women In Optometry Theia Awards of Excellence are now open. 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 the 2018 Theia Awards will be presented at the annual American Academy of Optometry Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on Nov. 8, 2018. This year, Women In Optometry will be expanding the categories included under the Theia Awards of Excellence to honor women ODs in five categories. These categories include Leadership, Mentoring, Innovation, Education and Young OD. Read More.