Do you admire the dedication and distinction of a colleague? Do you want to recognize a colleague for their outstanding work? Here’s your chance!

The AFOS Awards Committee is soliciting diverse nominations from Army, Navy, Air Force, VA, and Public Health for the five major awards for 2019:

(1) OD of the Year
(2) Junior OD of the Year
(3) Reserve OD of the Year
(4) COL Bzdula AFOS Student Award
(5) Orion Award

The OD of the Year and Junior OD of the Year awards are initially service-specific, with an awardee selected from each of the following services: Army, Navy, Air Force, VA, and Public Health. These recipients then compete for the AFOS OD of the Year and AFOS Junior OD of the Year awards.

We welcome the nomination of candidates from previous years who were not selected to receive an award.

This year the nomination process has been streamlined and can be accessed online by clicking HERE:

To learn more about the awards program or any questions, please contact Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Ruth Hyatt at
Award nominations due July 15, 2019.

Take this opportunity to help honor outstanding accomplishments by fellow federal service optometrists. Recognizing the excellence of these individuals not only highlights their achievements, but also underlines the diversity of AFOS members and their contributions to the profession.

~ Ruth Hyatt, OD, Awards Committee Chair

Award nominations due July 15, 2019

The Awards Ceremony will be held the evening of Monday, October 21st at the AFOS/AAO Meeting in Orlando at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.

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