Criteria for the NOA Paraoptometric of the Year Award:

Award Information
  1. This annual award was first awarded in 1984.
  2. Traditionally, Rite-Style Optical sponsors this award.
  3. The award winner receives a plaque, awarded at the annual NOA Fall Convention. The recipient will be notified prior to the Convention. 

  • Nominations are confidential – only the nominator and the Awards Committee know the nominee’s identity.
  • Any NOA member doctor or NOA paraoptometric section member may submit nominations for the Para of the Year award.
  • Nominations must be accompanied by sufficient documentation of the nominee’s activities to provide a proper basis for consideration by the Awards Committee. (If more information is needed, a telephone interview with the nominator may be required.)

Judging Criteria
  1. Number of years in the optometric field and education level.
  2. Contribution to the practice.
  3. Contributions to the association and profession.
  4. Contribution to the field of optometry.
  5. Promotion of visual awareness in his/her community.
  6. Self-discipline and professional conduct.
  7. Other accomplishments.
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* Nominee Information:

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* Name of Nominator (must be an NOA OD or Para):