San Diego, CA- December 1, 2012- Dr. Dawn Pewitt was recognized by Dr. Joseph Garvin at the annual SDCOS Holiday Party with the presitgious "OD of the Year Award." Dr. Pewitt is a previous SDCOS President, and currently serves on the Board of Directors as Chair of Professional Affairs. Congratulations to Dr. Pewitt for her extensive contribution to the field of optometry!
Sacramento, February 10, 2012- Congratulations to the San Diego Optometric Society and all our members for earning us the honor of being named 2011 Society of the Year by the California Optometric Association. The award was announced at the House of Delegates in Sacramento on February 10, 2012.
San Diego, CA, January 19, 2012 - Dr Joseph Garvin was awarded the prestigious 2011 OD Of The Year Award by Dr. Byron Newman, recipient of the 2010 OD Of The Year Award. Currently, Dr. Garvin remains active as an AOA and COA delegate, and in all keyperson programs, state and national, and he continues to mentor and advise the COA Board. He is also working In private practice.Thank you to Dr. Garvin for all your wonderful work on behalf of our profession!
Sacramento, February 10, 2012- Kathy Witmeyer, O.D., F.A.A.O. was named 2011 Young Optometrist of the Year by the California Optometric Association. The award was presented at the House of Delegates in Sacramento on February 10, 2012. Congratulations Dr. Witmeyer for all your contributions to the Optometric profession!
San Diego, CA June 21, 2010 - The Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association honored San Diego Optometrist, Dr. Jerry Legerton, with the 2010 Achievement Award at the annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.
SAN DIEGO, CA June 21, 2010 - Michael Goldsmid, O.D. San Diego County Optometric Society member, was awarded the prestigious “Philanthropist of the Year” award by the global fundraising initiative, “Optometry Giving Sight” (OGS). The OGS specifically targets the prevention of unnecessary blindness and impaired vision due to refractive error.
Sacramento, CA, February 17, 2010 – The California Optometric Association (COA) has named Vision West, Inc. CEO and president and Escondido resident Joseph C. Mallinger, OD, MBA, FAAO, Optometrist of the Year for 2009 during its annual House of Delegates meeting in Ontario, California, January 29-30, 2010. Dr. Mallinger was recognized for his exemplary contributions to public service, service to the visual welfare of the public, service to optometry and service to the Association.
Sacramento, CA, February 15, 2010 – Karen Peschke, OD, a San Diego area optometrist, was recently named Young Optometrist of the Year for 2009 by the California Optometric Association (COA) during its annual House of Delegates meeting in Ontario, California, on January 29-30, 2010. Dr. Peschke was honored for her significant contributions to organized optometry and her local society, the San Diego County Optometric Society (SDCOS).