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Ferris MCO Graduate Horn Elected to AOA Board of Trustees

Dr. Barbara L. HornDr. Barbara L. Horn, a 1998 graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University and past president of the Michigan Optometric Association, was elected to the American Optometric Association’s Board of Trustees in June.

As part of her service on the AOA’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Horn will serve as liaison to the AOA Research and Information Center, Sports Vision Section and affiliate associations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. She also will serve as liaison to the University of Missouri, St. Louis College of Optometry.

Dr. Horn previously served the AOA through volunteer work as chair of the Clinical and Practice Advancement Executive Committee, Medical Eye Care Committee and Membership Group. She also has served on or worked with the Program Planning Committee, Public Health Disease Prevention Committee and the Needs/Technology Project Team.

In 2011, Dr. Horn was the MOA’s Optometrist of the Year. She also received the AOA’s Young Optometrist of the Year award in 2006 and the MOA’s Young Optometrist of the Year award in 2005.

Dr. Horn has a Michigan-based private practice, ExpertEyes, with locations in Washington and Chesterfield.

In 2007, Dr. Horn received a Pacesetter Award from Ferris. The Pacesetter Award recognizes alumni who have been in the job field up to 13 years with exceptional success.

For more information about Dr. Horn and the American Optometric Association, read her profile, here.