Carlson will be first woman to assume office of AOA president would like to congratulate Dr. Dori Carlson on her accomplishment as the first female president of the AOA. The students out there have been buzzing in support of Dr. Carlson, her message and her mission!

Teamwork. Family. Advocacy. Proactive Patient Care and Outreach.

These are among the top priorities of Dori Carlson, O.D., when she assumes the office of AOA president at Optometry’s Meeting® in Salt Lake City this month.

During her time as president-elect, Dr. Carlson has been busy with a proactive outreach campaign – Dori’s 20/20 Tour – 20 visits with optometry students in 20 months, to share information with young ODs about both the profession and the AOA, and hopefully, inspire them to use their profession as a way to make the world a better place for not only their patients, but society at large.

Dr. Carlson also plans to continue to carry the critical message of increased access for patients in health care reform and recently held a national conference, the School Readiness Summit-Focus on Vision, in Washington, D.C., to “encourage a partnership of government and private-sector entities around cohesive strategies to provide a continuum of eye and vision care for the nation’s preschool children,” she said.


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