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WCO Volunteers Receive 2021 Awards from the American Academy of Optometry

Each year, the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless important contributions to advancing the profession of optometry. This year, two WCO volunteers, Bina Patel and W. Howard McAlister, were among the 2021 award recipients.


  • Bina J. Patel, OD, FAAO
    AAO-Essilor Award for Outstanding International Contributions to Optometry 
  • W. Howard McAlister, OD, MPH, FAAO
    Henry B. Peters Award for Public Health and Environmental Vision
    (American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)


Click here to view the full list of 2021 award recipients!

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