Former University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO) Dean and Professor John F. Amos, O.D., will soon join an elite group of optometrists.
The National Optometry Hall of Fame, administered by Optometry Cares® – The American Optometric Association (AOA) Foundation, will induct Amos during a ceremony at Optometry’s Meeting® on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Amos received his B.S. and O.D. from the Illinois College of Optometry and his M.S. from Indiana University. Amos joined the U.S. Air Force, and while serving as an optometry officer, was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in Vietnam.
In 1972, he joined the faculty of the UABSO, where he went on to publish two major textbooks and papers in every major optometric journal, as well as present hundreds of continuing education courses across the country.
Amos served six years as the chair of the department of optometry and director of the professional program for the UABSO. He was named interim dean in 2000 and dean in 2003, a position he held until 2009, shortly before he retired.
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