Dr. Victor Malinovsky of Bloomington has been named the 2014 Optometrist of the Year. The award was presented by Indiana Optometry at its 117th Annual Spring Convention in Indianapolis on April 25. The Optometrist of the Year award is presented to a member who has demonstrated not only contributions to the profession, but also in service for the benefit of the visual welfare of the public and service to the community at large.
Dr. Malinovsky graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry in 1973. He served three years as a naval optometrist before opening a private practice and teaching as a clinical instructor at The Ohio State School of Optometry. He then became a full professor of optometry at Ferris State University School of Optometry in Big Rapids, Michigan.
In 1987 he returned to his alma mater, Indiana University, where he has served the school in many capacities, including full clinical professor and chief of the Ophthalmic Disease Service. In his distinguished career in education, he has been voted 17 times as third-year Teacher of the Year at IU and received three TERA awards for his teaching excellence by the faculty. He has received the coveted President’s Award at Indiana University for teaching excellence and the American Optometric Foundation’s Michael G. Harris Family Award for Excellence in Optometric Education. Among his accomplishments, he has traveled to Mexico on 13 VOSH trips, lectured extensively in continuing education courses in many areas of ocular disease and served on a number of national optometric committees.
Dr. Malinovsky and his wife, Jan, reside in Bloomington. He retired in December from IU and enjoys spending time with his grandkids, golfing and volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club.
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