Fall 2015
Fall 2015

50 Most Influential
As part of its 50th anniversary, Optometric Management published a “50 Most Influential in Optometry” piece. Unsurprisingly, several ICO faculty members and alumni made this prestigious list:

Arol Augsburger, OD, MS, FAAO

“Receiving numerous national and state awards, Dr. Augsburger has been honored for his contribution to optometry’s evolution as an integral part of the nation’s health system. He has served for more than 45 years at the nation’s optometric colleges, including the Illinois College of Optometry, where he currently serves as president.”

Irvin Borish, OD NICO ’34 (deceased)

“Borish, ‘The father of clinical optometry,’ wrote the textbook Clinical Refraction, a must-have for optometry students, was a founder of the School of Optometry at Indiana University, a participant of the famed LaGuardia meeting, a teacher, an inventor and the first optometrist inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame.”

Rob Davis, OD ’79

“Dr. Davis’ best contributions have resulted in the development phase of novel devices and promoting the advancement of education. He has held leadership roles in the AOA, AAO, NAP and other professional organizations. An advisor with industry, he seeks to crack the code for multifocal contact lens prescribing.”

Frank Fontana, OD NICO ’49

“’Uncle Frank’ delighted in sharing his experience and expertise with the four O’s: optometry, ophthalmology, opticianry and the ophthalmic industry throughout his career. A pioneer in fitting contact lenses, the educator, clinician and consultant started his practice in 1950 and continues to see patients. Active in both local and national organizations, Dr. Fontana was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2012.”

Scott Jens, OD ’91

“Dr. Jens has committed to a career of continuous learning and is focused on providing valued contributions to optometry. Luckily, he’s had opportunities to work with great eye care minds, most notably with an amazing AOA committee to deliver InfantSEE. Today, he focuses on serving RevolutionEHR customers with desirable software and services.”

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