Dr. Obed Amoah-Smith Awarded Fellow of American Academy of Optometry
An Optometrist with the University of Cape Coast Hospital, Dr. Obed Amoah-Smith, has been honoured as a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) at a virtual award and recognition ceremony held on 17th October 2020.
Dr. Amoah-Smith is the fifth Ghanaian to be awarded the Fellowship and the third from the University of Cape Coast.
Dr. Amoah-Smith qualified for the fellowship, after going through a rigorous evaluation process which is considered as the highest standards of professional competence.
Dr. Smith Amoah is also a part-time lecturer at the Department of Optometry and Vision Science of the College of Health and Allied Sciences. He holds a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from UCC and graduated as the Best Optometry student in 2013.
He also holds a Specialist Certificate in Glaucoma and Retinal Disease from The University of Melbourne, Australia. Prior to joining the University of Cape Coast Hospital in 2016, Dr Amoah-Smith worked as an Intern Optometrist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Eye Centre from 2013-2014 and as the Resident Optometrist at Ghartey Eye Centre from 2014-2016.
Dr. Amoah-Smith was instrumental in the setting up of the University Eye Clinic. He has served as the Unit Head of the Eye Clinic since its commencement in July, 2018.
American Academy of Optometry
Founded in 1922, the American Academy of Optometry is committed to promoting the art and science of vision care through lifelong learning.
Members of the Academy consist of Fellows (including Emeritus, Honorary and Life Fellows), student members, and candidates for Fellowship. Although members may have similar benefits, only Fellows may use the “FAAO” designation.