Optometrist Barry P. Cook of Price is among 168 optometrists throughout the United States who have received the American Optometric Associations 2006 Continuing Optometric Recognition Award at a conference in Las Vegas, Nev.
The award is given to optometrists who have completed 50 credit hours of continuing education in their field over a one-year period and, in addition, have previously received the Initial Optometric Recognition Award. Cook has qualified for and received this award every year since its inception in 1985.
More than 1,700 of the nations 36,500 practicing optometrists have earned the Initial Optometric Recognition Award. It is given to those who have completed 150 hours of continuing education in their field over a consecutive three-year period.
In presenting the awards, Richard L. Wallingford, Jr. of Rockwood, Maine, president of the American Optometric Association, praised the 2006 award recipients. He told them, Your efforts to pursue continuing education reflect your deep desire to provide your patients with the best vision care available today.