Every year, the Nevada Optometric Association (NOA) honors individual doctors of optometry and partners for contributions to the profession and advancing the public's eye health and vision care.
The NOA Awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award, Optometrist of the Year
, Young Optometrist of the Year
, Optometric Educator of the Year
, the President's Award
, the NOA Vision Award for Community Service
, and the Visionary Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an optometrist who has served and distinguished themself within the profession for unusually significant contributions and outstanding achievements contributing to the advancement of the optometry profession. This award recognizes long-term dedication rather than any single contribution.
The Optometrist of the Year Award recognizes the deserving individual doctor of optometry for the performance of outstanding services on behalf of the profession and to the visual welfare of the public. The Optometrist must practice for 11 years or more and be a good NOA member. Please consider the individual's contribution based on all previous history, not just activities accomplished in the last year.
The Young Optometrist of the Year Award recognizes an OD in their first decade of practice who show leadership skills when serving their profession, patients, and community. The nominee must be a NOA member in good standing and be in active optometric practice for ten years or less (including residency or fellowship). Age is not a criterion for this award.
The President's Award recognizes an Optometrist who has served or currently serves on the NOA Board and goes above and beyond to further the profession.
The Optometric Educator of the Year recognizes an NOA Optometrist who has presented a lecture/continuing education to NOA members in person or online in the past year.
The NOA Vision Award of Community Service recognizes an organization or individual who continues to do work in the community (locally, statewide, nationally, and/or internationally) to promote eye health and eye care.
Recognizes persons or organizations for distinguished service to the visual welfare of the public and is the highest award presented to the general public by the NOA.
Click here for a list of past NOA Award Winners