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Associations & Awards

Drs. Awards and Associations at ECO

Dr. Scott Gittins:

  • AOA member
  • COA member
  • Sacramento Valley Optometric Society member.
  • Expert examiner for California state board examiners

Dr. Randall Fuerst:

  • SVOS — (president in 1991 and 2012)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
  • AOA
  • American Optometric Association, Cornea and Contact Lens Section Chair (2012)
  • Ocugenics, LLC president — an ophthalmic technology company
  • California Optometric Assn
  • COA Young Optometrist of the Year 1991
  • National Academy of Sports Vision (NASV) Optometrist of the year 1993
  • Speakers’ Bureau – Alcon, Allergan, Bausch & Lomb, Aspire,
  • Medical Advisory Board Member, Alcon Surgical (2002-2006)
  • Holder of four patents
  • Member, Society of EyeCare Specialists
  • CEO, Pacific Laser Eye Centers Management Group, Inc (2000-2008)

Dr. Palmer Lee:

  • Young OD of the year for California, 1980
  • Sacramento Valley Optometric Association President 1981 and 2013
  • Editor of the Californian Optometric Journal 1990-2005, the Journal won several national awards during this time.
  • Director of the Sacramento Society for the Blind low vision clinic, which was honored but the city of Sacramento in 1995.
  • Published several articles in national magazines as well as lectured to numerous groups around the country on Eye Care.

Dr Larry Larson:

  • American Optometric Association
  • California Optometric Association
  • Sacramento Valley Optometric Society
  • Vision One Credit Union Board of Supervisors
  • Ridgeview Homeowners Association board member
  • Northwest-Northern Award given for clinical excellence at graduation from Optometry School

Dr. John Coen:

  • Member of the AOA
  • Member of the California Optometric Association

Dr. Joseph Y. Lilley:

  • American Optometric Association
  • California Optometric Association
  • Sacramento Valley Optometric Society
    • Board Member, Director of Public Relations, 1979 – 1980
    • President-Elect, 1980-1981
  • National Eye Research Foundation, International
    • Orthokeratology Section
      • Board Certification Orthokeratology, 1975
      • Board Member, 1975-1985
      • Director, Student Membership, 1976-1978
      • Director, Professional Education, 1978-1980
    • Western Orthokeratology Society
      • Board Member, 1976-1990
      • Charter Member, Contact Lens Section, AOA
  • San Diego Optometric Society, Director of Public Information & Education, 1978-1979
  • Revlon Vision Care award for “Outstanding Achievement in Lens Design”, 1982-1982

Dr. Linda Rappa:

  • Sacramento Valley Optometric Society , member 2006 – present
  • California Optometric Association, member 2006- present
  • American Optometric Association, member 2004 -present
  • On Board of Sacrmento Valley Optometric Society:
    • 2007 – 2009 Board Director
    • 2007 – 2010 Chair of the society’s annual Tahoe symposium
    • 2009 – 2010 President Elect
    • 2010 – 2011 President
    • 2011 – 2012 Immediate past president
    • 2013 – present Secretary and Education committee chair
    • 2010 Organization committee for Presidents’ Council
  • California Vision Foundation-2009 – 2012
  • California Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year (2010)
  • Sacramento Valley Optometric Society’s Outstanding Service Award (2010)
  • MES Vision Certificate of Excellence (2009 – 2012)