Congratulations to WOA Young OD of the Year Amy Aldrich! Here is a few highlights from her work.
• Member of Rotary International
• Laramie Lion’s Club
• Leadership Laramie
• Member of the Laramie Community Band
Service to Visual Welfare of the Public
• Volunteer at the Downtown Clinic
• Wyoming Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program
• Head Start Vision Screening
• Laramie’s “Back to School Bash”
Service to Optometry
• Teaching assistant, peer tutoring at SCCO
• Presentation of two posters at American Academy of Optometry, 2014
• Investigator for Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG)
• Currently involved in four studies through PEDIG
• Awarded a clinical research grant from the AAO for “Comparison of Blur Detection Thresholds and Best Visual Acuity in Children”
• Consultant to Wyoming Early Intervention Assessment Team
• Presented continuing education: presented lectures and in service presentation to the Orange County Optometric Society, Fullerton, CA, to the University of Wyoming speech and language pathology graduate students on Cortical Visual Impairment, the Rotary Club and Laramie Lyceum on Vision, Eye care and Low Vision, UW School of Nursing, (Adjunct Faculty Member), on Eye Health Screening evaluation to Family Nurse Practitioners, UW Kinesiology Department on Visual Performance in Sports, and Premiere Bone and Joint, Vision Therapy and Physical Therapy Collaboration.
Service to AOA or Affiliate
• Dr. Aldrich is a new doctor to the state of WY. She participates in local and state education offered through the WOA, is an active member and we look forward and anticipate her leadership roles in the WOA in the future.
• Infantsee provider
• AOA PAC donor