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).
Dr. Peschke is very appreciative and honored to receive the Young OD of the Year by the COA. She plans to continue her commitment to the profession of optometry and uphold the high standards set for her by past recipients.
In the short time since she has been in practice, Dr. Peschke has demonstrated her leadership abilities through her local society and community service. Dr. Peschke was a Trustee for SDCOS’ Board in 2008, and currently serves on the Board as Webmaster. She also sits on the National Board of Examiners in Optometry — Part 1 Disease Committee, and is an examiner for the Part 3 Board Exam. In her community, Dr. Peschke is a volunteer for the Lions Vision Clinic, for which she conducts volunteer eye exams for low-income patients at their San Diego clinic, and is a volunteer examiner in North County San Diego at her private practice. She is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Shadowridge, Vista, which conducts community service activities throughout North County, San Diego.
Dr. Peschke received her Doctorate of Optometry in 2002 from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, CA. She is a partner in private practice with Dr. Stephen Chinn in San Marcos, CA, where they focus on primary eye care and contact lenses.
The California Optometric Association was established in 1899 and is California’s oldest organized community for optometrists. Representing more than 2,700 optometrists, COA is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of health care for the public through the advancement of optometry.