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Australians Honoured in U.S Awards

Australia will be well-represented when the prestigious American Academy of Optometry (AAO) awards are announced later this month (October).

Professor David Atchison from the School of Optometry and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the QUT will be the recipient of the Glenn A. Fry Award, which recognises a distinguished scientist or clinician for current research contributions.Professor Atchison is being honoured for a 30-year research program that has provided essential core literature in myopia, accommodation, ocular aberrations and ophthalmic optics.

Dr. Konrad Pesudovs, from Flinders University, will be presented with the Garland Clay award, for the second time. He shares the award with co-authors Jennifer Burr, Clare Harley and David Elliott, all from the United Kingdom, for their article ‘The Development, Assessment and Selection of Questionnaires’, published in 2007.

Prof. Mark Willcox from UNSW, will receive the Shapero Memorial Award, which recognises his significant contribution to the cornea and contact lens field.

Prof. Mark Willcox from UNSW, will receive the Shapero Memorial Award, which recognises his significant contribution to the cornea and contact lens field

The Founders’ Award, presented to an individual, group or company who has made an outstanding contribution to the clinical aspect of the art or science of contact lens fitting, will be awarded to the Cornea and Contact Lens Research Unit of the Brien Holden Vision Research Institute.

As well, Flinders University lecturer Brad Kirkwood will be honoured by the American Academy of Ophthalmology with this year’s Edna Ashy Award.

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