Past Award Winners

John D. Costabile Distinguished Service Award (Optometrist of the Year)
This award is given to a North Carolina optometrist in recognition of their inspiring leadership, outstanding dedication and untiring efforts for the advancement of the profession of optometry.

1977 - Dr. John Costabile
1978 - Dr. James Bailey
1979 - Dr. John Robinson
1980 - Dr. Harold Herring
1981 - Dr. L. Sidney Christian
1982 - Dr. James Black
1983 - Dr. Gideon Lang
1984 Dr. Robert Sosnik
1985 Dr. Norm Wallis
1986 Dr. Steve White
1987 Dr. Hugh Daniel
1988 Dr. William Hendrix
1989 Dr. Frank Day and Dr. Charles Holland
1990 Dr. James Rowland
1991 Dr. James Holland
1992 Dr. Joseph Wiggins
1993 Dr. Olee Olsen
1994 Dr. A. Frank Dalton
1995 Dr. M. Scott Edwards
1996 Optometric Spouses of NC
1997 Sue O’Briant Gardner
1998 Dr. Gilbert Sellars
1999 Dr. Michael Clark
2000 Dr. David Anderson
2001 Dr. Charles Pruden, Jr.
2002 NCOS Optometrists Licensed Prior to 1977
2003 Dr. Joel Banks
2004 Dr. Mark McGuire
2005 Dr. Steve Eyler
2006 Dr. H. Mike Johnson
2007 Dr. Vincent Thomas
2008 Dr. Andy Cook
2009 Dr. Scott Philippe
2010 Dr. William Dolan
2011 Dr. Kevin Bell
2012 Dr. Rebecca Wartman
2013 Dr. Jerry Ellington
2014 Dr. Herb Smith
2015 Dr. Sally Miller
2016 Dr. Scott Athans
2017 Dr. William Rafferty
2018 - Dr. Charles Sikes
2019 - Dr. Jamie Casper
2020 - Dr. Mike Haines

Young Optometrist of the Year Award
This award is given to a North Carolina young optometrist in recognition of their commitment and dedication to the profession of optometry.

2012 - Dr. Jamie Casper
2013 - Dr. Suzanne Parker
2014 - Dr. Jill Bryant
2015 - No Award Given
2016 - Dr. Scott Sikes
2017 - Dr. Rachael Wruble
2018 - No Award Given
2019 - Dr. Joanna Reiman
2020 - Dr. Rasika Whitesell

John D. Robinson Clinical Excellence Award
This award is given to a North Carolina optometrist who has exemplified excellence in the clinical practice of primary eye care and ophthalmic medicine.

2002 - Dr. Steve Eyler
2003 Dr. William Hendrix
2004 Dr. Michael Clark
2005 Dr. John Miller
2006 Dr. William Rafferty
2007 Dr. James Fanelli
2008 Dr. Dan Mottola
2009 Dr. Ania Hamp
2010 Dr. Joel Banks and Dr. Scott Philippe
2011 Dr. Kevin Bell
2012 Dr. David Anderson
2013 Dr. Robert Rosenstein and Dr. David King
2014 Dr. Jill Bryant
2015 Dr. Jamie Casper
2016 Dr. Janet Perkins and Dr. Kerry Sullivan
2017 Dr. Kenny Bumgardner
2018 Dr. Sandra Schrader-Moore and Dr. Brett Munn
2019 Dr. Maggie Metwalli and Dr. Yvonne Shook
2020 Dr. Melanie Denton and Dr. Olee Olsen