New England College of Optometry Alum to be honored for his lifelong contributions at Optometry’s Meeting®
Paul C. Ajamian, OD ’80, FAAO has been chosen as one of three AOA member doctors who will be inducted into the prestigious National Optometry Hall of Fame for 2015. Dr. Ajamian is being recognized for his work in advancing the profession and his contributions as an educator, mentor, and innovator. Optometry Cares -The AOA Foundation explains, “Since 1998, the National Optometry Hall of Fame has recognized and honored those optometrists who have made significant and long-lasting contributions to the optometric profession.”
After graduating from New England College of Optometry in 1980, Dr. Ajamian took part in a post-graduate fellowship in Miami at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Following his two year fellowship, he helped create the Visual Education Foundation (VEF) Educational and Diagnostic Center, one of the first optometric referral centers in the country. Now known as Omni Eye Services, he has served as its Center Director since 1984. Dr. Ajamian has long been an advocate of co-management, and his center has been a model for many others like it across the country.
In addition to his work at Omni Eye Services, Dr. Ajamian has served as General Chairman of the CE Committee of SECO International since 2002, responsible for the education program of one of the nation’s top meetings. He has served as President of the Georgia Optometric Association as well as the GOA Legislative and PAC Chair for many years. Under his leadership, Georgia expanded their scope with glaucoma and oral narcotics in 1993.
Dr. Ajamian has served on the faculty of 14 schools and colleges of optometry (including NECO for over 30 years), written textbooks, presented at meetings nationally and internationally, and is the longstanding editor of a monthly column in the “Review of Optometry” called “Clinical Quandries.”
Dr. Ajamian was honored last year by the AOA as the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award.
Inductees will be honored at a ceremony and reception on Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m., as part of Optometry’s Meeting®, held June 24-28, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
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Source: AOA Press Release