ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD RECIPIENTS - 2021
ICO is proud to honor and recognize our 2021 ICO Alumni Association Award recipients. The criteria for each award involves one or more of the following attributes:
•Service and leadership on the ICO Alumni Council
•Extensive leadership, support and service to the College and the optometric profession
•Excellence as a faculty member and scholarly contributions to the profession
•Humanitarian efforts in the recipient's home state, country and abroad
•Accomplished career and outstanding commitment and dedication to the College and to the profession
We appreciate the many ways our alumni and friends have represented and supported the College, the community, and the profession. Congratulations to our 2021 awardees!
Q & A WITH DR HARTHAN
Few areas of optometry are growing as quickly as the field of Cornea and Contact Lenses. This is, in part, because of the rise of corneal diseases, but also because of the rapid advances in treatments over the past decade. The service that Dr. Jennifer Harthan and the Cornea and Contact Lens team provides is essential to their patients ability to see. Below she discusses advances in research and the importance of contact lenses as medical devices.
GETTING TO KNOW ICO'S NEW CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Following in his father’s footsteps at ICO, Dwight Akerman, OD ’80, reflects on how the school has shaped his career, the institution’s mission, and its greatest strengths and challenges as North America’s oldest college of optometry moves forward into its 150th anniversary. Dr. Akerman is the Chief Medical Editor at the Review of Myopia Management and recently retired from his role as Vice President and Global Head of Professional Affairs & Business Development at Alcon.