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Ihrig honored at Florida optometry conference

Carolyn Ihrig, OD, attended Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry in October in Orlando, Fla. Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry was the 98th annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry. Highlights of the meeting included nearly 450 hours of continuing education courses, scientific presentations and an exhibit hall with more than 175 companies exhibiting. More than 8,000 optometrists, vision care professionals, vision scientists and optometry students from around the world attended this prestigious meeting.

At this year’s meeting, Dr. Ihrig of Dunkirk was awarded Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. Professionals who become Fellows of the Academy must complete a rigorous candidacy process. Candidates submit extensive written work and must also pass an oral examination. A panel of leading optometrists and vision scientists must approve both the written work and oral examination. Fewer than 10%t of practicing optometrists are Fellows of the Academy. Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry constantly strive for the highest professional standards. The American Academy of Optometry annual meetings are recognized as presenting the latest in research and information on patient and vision care.

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