Guest Editorial Why Optometry History Matters

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Ronald R. Ferrucci, O.D.

Abstract

In this article, Dr. Ronald Ferrucci discusses why it is important for the future of the profession of optometry for optometrists to study optometry history.

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Ferrucci, R. (2019). Guest Editorial. Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History, 50(3), 56. https://doi.org/10.14434/hindsight.v50i3.27562
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Author Biography

Ronald R. Ferrucci, O.D., Greater Milford Eye Associates

Ronald Ferrucci is the senior partner of Greater Milford Eye Associates. He is a graduate of Tufts University and the New England College of Optometry. He has served on numerous committees in the American Optometric Association as well as the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists. In 1994, he became one of only two individuals to have been awarded the distinction of New England Optometrist of the Year.

Dr. Ferrucci has been involved in optometric education for many years. He has served as a Senior Clinical Examiner on the National Board of Optometry, and served for a term of seven years on the Accreditation Council of Optometric Education, the accrediting body for all of the optometry schools in the United States and Canada. For the past ten years, he has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New England College of Optometry.

In June, 2007, Dr Ferrucci received the Dr. Briggs S. Palmer Award as one of the three most active optometrists in the past 25 years of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists. Dr. Ferrucci served as the President of the Optometric Historical Society Advisory Committee from 2016-2018.

Dr. Ferrucci has been in practice for over 30 years and has a special interest in contact lenses, low vision, and geriatrics.