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Local eye doctor honored with optometric award

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Dr. Kurt Finklang, left, being presented with his award during the convention held in Anaheim, Calif.
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Dr. Kurt Finklang, local optometrist, has been awarded the American Optometric  Association  2018 Optometric Recognition Award. This award was presented because of his work in continuing education which reflects his desire to provide patients with the best vision care available today.

Out of 44,000 optometrists in the United States, Dr. Finklang is one of 60 optometrists to receive this award. The award was announced at this year’s American Optometric  Association’s Annual Congress in Anaheim . He was the only optometrist from Missouri to receive the award at the meeting.

This is the 29th time he has received the award. He received his initial award in 1988 and has received the award every consecutive year since 1991.

Dr. Finklang currently serves as the immediate past president of the Missouri State Licensing Board of Optometry and  vice-president of the St. Louis Optometric Society.

Dr. Finklang practices full time  in Troy at Vision Source/ Finklang Health Associates.

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