June 21, 2017
David A. Sullivan Receives the American Optometric Association’s Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence
Prestigious award honors innovation and leadership in the field of contact lenses and anterior segment disease.
Newswise — Boston, Mass.
— David A. Sullivan, M.S., Ph.D., FARVO
, Senior Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence, the highest honor given by the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association (AOA). Dr. Sullivan will receive the award on June 21, 2017, at the AOA Meeting in Washington, D.C., where he will also deliver the AOA annual Korb Lecture, titled “Initiating innovation: Development of novel treatments for dry eye disease.“
“Being awarded the Dr. Donald R. Korb Award from the AOA is a very special honor,” said Dr. Sullivan. “Dr. Korb is an extraordinary visionary and an inspired innovator. From pioneering the modern soft contact lens, to describing giant papillary conjunctivitis, lid wiper epitheliopathy and meibomian gland dysfunction, the major cause of dry eye disease in the world, to discovering diagnostic devices and treatment approaches for eyelid and tear film disorders, and to teaching the world the importance of blinking, there have been very few people who can even begin to match Dr. Korb’s accomplishments. He is truly an amazing clinician scientist and an outstanding role model."