The Glenn A. Fry Medal in Physiological Optics

The Fry Medal is awarded to individuals who have truly distinguished themselves with long and exemplary records of vision research.

Fry Medal Recipients

  • 1987 - Glenn A. Fry
  • 1987 - Elwin Marg
  • 1989 - Torsten Wiesel
  • 1990 - Bela Julesz
  • 1991 - David Hubel
  • 1992 - Robert K. Graham
  • 1995 - Richard M. Hill
  • 2000 - Donald G. Pitts
  • 2001 - Merton C. Flom
  • 2006 - Ronald Jones
  • 2007 - Jay M. Enoch
  • 2008 - M. Velma Dobson
  • 2009 - John Dowling
  • 2014 - Gerald Westheimer
  • 2016 - Susan Cotter

Dr. Glenn A. Fry served on the faculty at The Ohio State University from 1935 until his retirement in 1980. Over those years he started the graduate program in Vision Science and was the advisor to many outstanding PhD students.

Dr. Fry excelled in every activity he undertook, displaying tremendous initiative and drive. He kept very active in his research, teaching, and consulting even while serving as director of the optometry program from 1935 until 1964. He was active nationally on many standards organizations especially involving optics, lighting, and color vision and ended his career with over 250 published papers and reports.