Dori Carlson OD ’89 Receives Kamelia Massih Prize

The third recipient of the Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished Optometrist has been named. Dori Carlson OD ’89 received the award May 18 at Pacific University’s graduate Commencement ceremony.

Carlson is a resident of Park River, N.D. who became the first female president of the American Optometric Association. She is, also, currently the immediate past president.

Carlson has served on the organization’s board since 2004 as a liaison to many different committees and project teams. She developed a “School Readiness Summit,” which evolved into a joint statement signed by 30 different organizations calling for comprehensive eye exams to be the foundation of children’s vision care.

Congratulations Dr. Dori Carlson!