CLASS NOTES: WINTER 2021
Tony Chan was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame by the AOA.
Mary Lou French was presented the 2021 Optometrist of the Year Award by the Illinois Optometric Association
Robert Conway has published a children’s book, The Floating Rock, now available on Amazon as paperback or Kindle.
Leonid Skorin, Jr. has published his fifth medical textbook, “The Ophthalmic Laser Handbook”. It was released in 2021 by Wolters-Kluwer. Dr. Skorin is the book’s co-editor, co-section reviewer, and author of a chapter on Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation Glaucoma Laser.
Heather Ford is pleased to announce the publication of her book, CancerKid Grown: The Battle of Long-Term Childhood Cancer Survivorship. It is available on Amazon. She is one of the first known survivors of rhabdomyosarcoma. First diagnosed as an infant, the book follows the journey and challenges she and other cancer survivors have faced from the long-term and late effects of cancer treatment. While research-based, it is written for the general public: long term childhood cancer survivors trying to identify and understand their bizarre litany of symptoms and for younger survivors entering adulthood as well as parents, friends, and other family members of pediatric cancer patients to understand what lies ahead and how to plan for their future battles as survivors. It is also written for the medical professionals, including optometrists, that care for them, to understand how late effects manifest themselves over the long term.
Pavan Avinashi received British Columbia's Doctors of Optometry - Optometrist of the Year Award.
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The following abbreviations denote predecessor names of the Illinois College of Optometry.
NICO: Northern Illinois College of Optometry
CCO: Chicago College of Optometry
MCO: Monroe College of Optometry