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Sandra Wagner earns distinction Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)

Sandra Wagner, PhD candidate in the group Pathophysiology of Vision of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. mult. Eberhart Zrenner at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research, has been admitted as Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) during this year’s Academy Meeting.

Sandra Wagner

A panel of leading Doctors of Optometry reviewed her work and professional credentials prior to the oral exam which, for the first time, was performed virtually. By passing the interview and meeting the strict requirements of the Fellowship, Sandra Wagner now joins optometrists and scientists who are recognized by colleagues for meeting high professional standards and conducting practice-enhancing research in the field of vision and eye care. Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry include a broad range of professionals, the majority being primary eye care practitioners, but also vision scientists or lecturers, and all of them are committed to promoting the optometric practice either via clinical care, education, or research.

From October 7 to 22, the virtually organized Academy Meeting, which was originally planned to be held in the Music City Center of Nashville, USA, provides insights into the latest research in clinical and vision sciences and offers over 400 hours of courses, workshops, and lectures for further education in the field of Optometry.

Founded in 1922, the American Academy of Optometry is dedicated to advancing the profession of Optometry with continuous, lifelong education and learning and cutting-edge scientific presentations. In addition, the Academy disseminates findings through its official journal Optometry and Vision Science.