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MADISON, MS – The Mississippi Optometric Association recognized its outstanding members during the 2020 Fall Conference. The association presents the awards annually to recognize significant contributions to the profession of optometry and the general public. Six Southern College of Optometry (SCO) alumni were recognized as winners or finalists.
SCO alumni honorees are Amy Crigler, OD, finalist for the James Brownlee OD of the Year. Rod Fields, OD, received the OD Community Service Award and Max Edrington, OD, was a finalist. The recipient of the Helen St. Clair Young OD of the Year was Tiffany McElroy, OD, with Katie Richardson, OD, and Mary Katherine Wilson, OD named as finalists.
About the Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA):
The Mississippi Optometric Association, incorporated in 1947, represents more than 1,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians in 72 counties across the state. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. The mission of the profession of optometry is to fulfill the vision and eye care needs of the public through clinical care, research and education, all of which enhance the quality of life of patients.