Each year during its annual conference, NYSSO recognizes members who have given back to the profession in notable ways:

Optician of the Year

Given to a dedicated NYSSO member who exemplifies the standards of the profession and the Society.

Richard A. Terry Award

Given to a member who has made an important impact on the society and in forwarding its mission of advancing and protecting the profession.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented to a member who has worked continuously at improving the profession and the standing of NYSSO as a force in ophthalmic dispensing across New York State.

 

Best of the Profession Awards in the categories of Ophthalmic Dispensing, Contact Lens Specialist, Ophthalmic Technology and Industry Sales Advisor. Presented to members who have exemplified excellence in their respective fields.

 

Nominate an Optician for recognition using our downloadable nomination form. Nominations are due Friday, March 27, 2020 and will be presented at the Annual Conference Dinner on April 18, 2020. 

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Optician of the Year

Given to a dedicated NYSSO member who exemplifies the standards of the profession and the Society.

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Richard A. Terry Award

Given to a member who has made an important impact on the Society and in forwarding its mission of advancing and protecting the profession.

View Past Recipients


Lifetime Achievement

Presented to a member who has worked continuously at improving the profession and the standing of NYSSO as a force in ophthalmic dispensing across New York State.

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Leadership Award

Given to a devoted NYSSO member who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills, exceptional insight, and the ability to motivate their colleagues all to improve and advance our Society and Opticianry.

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Optical Retailer of the Year

(Sponsored by Europa Eyewear)

In 2010, NYSSO established this award to recognize a retailer whose work and practice exemplified the highest standards of the eye care profession and used retail best practices for success.

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Best of the Profession

The Best of the Profession Awards are presented to members who have exemplified excellence in the following categories:  Ophthalmic Dispensing, Contact Lens Specialist, Ophthalmic Technology and Industry Sales Advisor.

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Four Under Forty Awards

(sponsored by Luxottica)

The Four Under Forty Award was established in 2012 as an annual recognition of four young New York State Ophthalmic Dispensing professionals who uphold the highest ideals of the profession, give back to the profession and their communities, and who truly represent the future of the profession. 

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