Dean Zadnik Earns Prentice Medal Award

Dean Karla ZadnikThe Ohio State University College of Optometry's Dean Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD, is the winner of the 2020 Charles F. Prentice Medal Award, the highest research honor bestowed by the American Academy of Optometry.

The Charles F. Prentice Medal Award is awarded annually to a distinguished scientist or clinician scientist in recognition of a careerlong record of advancement of knowledge in vision science. 

As the recipient of the Prentice Medal, Dean Zadnik will present a special virtual lecture at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry related to her career achievements, highlighting her most significant scientific contributions. Her lecture will take place on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 7 to 8 p.m.

For more information on how to view Dean Zadnik’s lecture as part of “Academy at Home,” visit