Lifetime Achievement Award

AOCLE Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented by the AOCLE to an optometric educator who has demonstrated exemplary commitment and dedication to the organization over numerous years. This award is not presented annually. Nominations will be considered by the Executive committee. See attachment for criteria.

Award Recipients
Eligibility for Lifetime Achievement Award (pdf)

2023-Vinita Allee Henry – University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry

2022 – Etty Bitton – Université de Montréal

2021 – Joel Silbert – Pennsylvania College of Optometry

2019 – Ed Bennett – University of Missouri, St. Louis

2011 – Michael Harris – University of California, Berkeley

2009 – Les Caplan Secretary/Treasurer from 1984 to 1988,
Treasurer from 1988 to 1996 and then as
AOCLE consultant for many years after that.