Eligibility Requirements / Criteria

The National Optometry Hall of Fame recognizes individuals whose dedicated service, lifetime achievement and enduring lifetime contributions have advanced the profession of optometry. Individuals may be nominated in one of two categories; Academia or Private Practice/Federal Service.

Eligibility Requirements:

Open to all optometrists:

  • Involved in optometric clinical care, private practice, federal service, academia, research or industry.
  • With records of dedicated service, lifetime achievements and enduring lifetime contributions.
  • Involved in the profession of optometry for over 30 years with the majority of optometric career to be in the United States.
  • Must be a resident of the United States.

Selection Criteria Academia Category:

  • Scholastic Accomplishments
  • Leadership Contributions
  • Community Service, Professional and Civic
  • Impact of Contributions

Selection Criteria Private Practice/Federal Service Category:

  • Patient Care Accomplishments
  • Local, State, and National Optometric Service
  • Community Service
  • Impact of Contributions 


  • Each nomination is valid for 4 consecutive years. 


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