Ms. Lemon was recognized for her work as a Vision Specialist Teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board, where she developed a unique program in partnership the School Board and the School of Optometry to provide a comprehensive vision and binocular vision assessment to select children who might not otherwise have the opportunity.
Dr. Gordon was recognized for his more than 40 years of work on behalf of the blind and partially-blind at the CNIB. Dr. Gordon’s commitment to utilize research to ensure ongoing, evidence-based vision rehabilitation services and the maintenance of service quality at the CNIB was identified as particularly commendable.
Dr. Richler was recognized for his 70 years of successful practice, which included generous mentorship graciously provided to many new Doctors of Optometry, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Dr. Linton graduated in 1984 and was active on the New Brunswick Association of Optometrists Council for twelve years, serving as Secretary Treasurer, Vice President and President. While President, she was relentless in pushing for the passage of TPA legislation, something that came to fruition during her term as Past President, and a testament to her leadership. Dr. Linton also spent 15 years with the Canadian Association of Optometrists, serving as President from 2011-2013. She served as hostess of CAO’s 2015 Congress in Fredericton, New Brunswick.